A rejoinder（あいづち）is a quick response to show that you are interested, have an opinion, or simply are paying attention. Using rejoinders, along with follow up questions and comments, is essential for having smooth conversations. Try talking to someone without them […]
Language of Control or Control Language is a group of phrases you should memorize and start using right away to communicate in EFL (English as a Foreign Language). Using control language enables you to have control when talking with native speakers. Use the phrases to increase the rate at which you learn! This post includes a set of phrases for English (with Japanese translations), but if you are learning another language, find out what similar phrases would be in that language and learn those. At first, remembering just one phrase from each group is OK.