For the past two weeks, since I submitted my PhD thesis, I have been taking two online courses. One is a ten-week course of translation studies and the other is in applied linguistics for six weeks. I have enjoyed learning something different in the classes on translation methods (Japanese to English), and the other course in […]Read more "My journey across linguistics"
Last weekend, Luca and I thoroughly cleaned the floor, window glass, handrail and furniture in our balcony. It’s a very small, cosy space, so the clean-up was finished in two days after a broom, short-handled brush, cleaning cloth and cleaner arrived. Now, we have coffee on the balcony chair in the mornings, […]Read more "Fresh air in the balcony"
On Monday, 18 May, I submitted my PhD thesis! This week I have fully enjoyed the freedom. The world feels very different, as if I have come back to reality after three years and five months (176 weeks) of journeying on a small, different planet. My feelings transformed slowly, day by day. After the […]Read more "Week 177: Submitted my thesis!"
I’ve just sent the final text of my thesis to my supervisors for their final check. This weekend (and probably next week), I will be waiting for their approval of my first submission. For the past two weeks, it’s been all about ‘inspection’ of the final text – working with my proofreader chapter by chapter, […]Read more "Weeks 175 and 176: The final polish before submission"
I stay in touch with some of my students from the last academic year who went back home across countries. It’s a nice feeling to hear about how they’ve managed to continue to study at home. We discuss useful textbooks and materials and how they work for their online learning. One student told me that […]Read more "Teaching motivation returned"