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Do Programmers Dream of English Sheep?

Do Programmers Dream of English Sheep?

A Lightning talk about how I learned English.

Fumihiko Shiroyama

February 13, 2017
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  1. DO PROGRAMMERS
    DREAM OF ENGLISH SHEEP?
    @FUSHIROYAMA

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  2. ANDROID
    PROGRAMMER
    FUMIHIKO SHIROYAMA

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  3. AGENDA
    ▸My background
    ▸How I studied English
    ▸Why should programmers study English

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  4. MY BACKGROUND

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  5. MY BACKGROUND
    ▸Born and raised only in Japan
    ▸Have never studied abroad
    ▸My English teacher is Podcast

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  6. HOW I STUDIED
    ENGLISH?

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  7. PODCAST
    ▸Internet radio through iTunes
    ▸Various kinds of programs including
    Educational ones
    ▸Many of them are available for FREE

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  8. DON’T WASTE YOUR COMMUTING TIME!

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  9. MY RECOMMENDATIONS
    ▸elspod.com
    ▸BBC News
    ▸ABC News

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  10. MY RECOMMENDATIONS
    ▸elspod.com
    ▸BBC News
    ▸ABC News
    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
    ON ITUNES

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  11. MY RECOMMENDATIONS
    ▸elspod.com
    ▸BBC News
    ▸ABC News
    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
    ON ITUNES
    STILL AVAILABLE
    ON THEIR WEBSITE!

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  12. ESLPOD.COM
    ▸Short
    ▸Easy and slow
    ▸Difficult words are paraphrased in easy
    English
    ▸One or two difficult words, idioms

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  13. ESLPOD.COM
    ▸Short
    ▸Easy and slow
    ▸Difficult words are paraphrased in easy
    English
    ▸One or two difficult words, idioms
    NOT IN JAPANESE
    BUT IN ENGLISH

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  14. ESLPOD.COM
    ▸Short
    ▸Easy and slow
    ▸Difficult words are paraphrased in easy
    English
    ▸One or two difficult words, idioms
    MORE THAN THREE UNKNOWN WORDS
    WITHOUT DICTIONARY IS MEANINGLESS

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  15. BUT HOW TO
    BE ABLE TO SPEAK?

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  16. HOW TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK
    ▸Talk to English speakers!
    ▸Shadowing

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  17. WHY SHOULD
    PROGRAMMERS STUDY
    ENGLISH?

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  18. WHAT PPAP TAUGHT US IS…
    ▸Make English contents
    and provide it on the Net
    may make you a star!

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  19. WHAT PPAP TAUGHT US IS…
    ▸Make English contents
    and provide it on the Net
    may make you a star!
    GITHUB!!

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  20. TAKE A CHANCE!
    ▸Japanese programmers are great!
    ▸English makes you outstanding!
    ▸Don’t hesitate to make mistakes!
    It’s ok for programmers to make
    slight grammatical errors!

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  21. THANK YOU!
    All illustrations are thanks to irastoya.com

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