Notes for setting up Periscope Producer on OBS
In order to start using OBS with your Periscope account you need to first activate Periscope Producer. Here are the steps. apply for Periscope Producer here after receiving your confirmation email force restart your Periscope go to Settings > Advanced Sources take note of your source connection information Start OBS and go to Settings >…
How to take a screenshot on MacOS
To take a screenshot of the entire screen display press command+shift+3. To take a portion of the screen press command+shift+4 click and drag to the diagonal corner of the desired area. To take a screen of a particular window or menu press command+shift+4 press space bar place cursor over desired window click mouse button or touchpad
Motivation is one ingredient to learning any language
Just finished participating in a four-person panel talk about learning Japanese. Here are some points of commonality among panelists: regularity of study motviation through some interest in the target language’s culture enjoying the learning (relates to #2) authentic material or authentic situations For me learning is like being the anthropologist Levi-Strauss: you emmerse yourself in…
Three ways to improve your use of prepositions
Here are three quick and dirty ways to get to know your prepositions: Read a Book There are books out there, like anything else, specifically geared towards learning and understanding prepositions. One that I recommend is English Prepositions Explained by Seth Lindstromberg. It approaches it from a cognitive linguistic perspectives that, in my opinion, works…
How to make a frequency word list in AntConc
First open some files. To make a word list: load files; click on the ‘Word List’ tab, and; click ‘Start’. The list in ordered by most frequent first. Types with the same frequency are ordered alphabetically within. Total number of types and tokens are shown between the tabs and work window.
How many hours do Japanese students have to study in order to master English?
I was told by one of my teachers back in my undergraduate days about twenty years ago that for me to master Japanese it would take me 700 hours of class time. The number now seems to be 2,200 hours. Japanese is a language notoriously difficult to learn for native English speakers because of their…
A simple guide to using Antconc
I have created a file about using Antconc, a concordancing program by Laurence Anthony at Waseda University. You can find it here. The latest version was created on 5 March 2011.
Making a text file manually
To make a text file open a text editor (e.g., Notepad in Windows or TextEdit in Mac). Manually type or paste some text into the main window and save. Saving from a word processor like Microsoft Word may not give a “clean” output, that is, some of the letters or punctuation may not render as…