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Jon Dao - The Conversation Coach
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In my life, I’ve had lots of role models. Here’s another. The Legend Domon Kasshu comes from one of the more polarizing anime series: Mobile Fighter G Gundam. I got introduced to the show when it ran on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. It’s very much your…

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The View Down South How do you make the most of your senior year in high school? It’s a question that takes up way too much mental space when you’re that age. Of course, I had to get good grades and a good scholarship. Mom said so. Of course, I was going…

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One of the worst things you can do as a learner is focus too much on learning. Weird, isn’t it? You want to learn, so you get good at learning. But then you don’t really do anything with what you learn. I still slip into this problem, and I need to remind…

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From 2009-2011, life in Japan was going great! I had a great girlfriend (she’ll get her own feature because there’s a lot of girl talk to breakdown there). Workwise– I was in the zone. I was fulfilling my dreams. This begs the question –“Why didn’t you…

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No one likes to be the “new guy”, whether it’s at work, a class, a club,  a game, or group of friends. It can be intimidating. It’s also super uncomfortable because you’re starting at an absolute zero. You don’t have the rapport that everyone else has…

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s8x0: Could you please explain how to use “point of you” in a sentence? I always hear it in debates. So here’s the thing: “point of you” isn’t a common expression. There’s times you might see it in a sentence like this: I don’t see what’s the point of you…

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I know my last post on Japan was kind of a downer, but I promise things aren’t actually so bleak. I am rockin’ and rollin’ with my own business after all. It’s just… falling out of love with Japan– especially to this extent– has me more stumped than…

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August is a weird time of year for me. Four years ago I came back to the states after living three in Japan. The fact that it’s been four years is crazy to me. Because no, it doesn’t feel “just like yesterday” anymore. But it doesn’t feel like a long time…

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One year ago, I tried to put together a set of English-focused podcasts. By listening to this audio students would get real conversational vocabulary and phrases that they’d miss out on by only focusing on the news. This year, I want to take another crack…

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Time for another round of “This is why you don’t sound like a native speaker.” This tip comes courtesy of my friend Jameson. “If you’re of able mind and body, life is good.” – Jameson Liang #truth #appreciate — Jon Dao (@CommDao) July 23, 2016 Do you know…
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