The Reason to Know
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) One day Yukichi went to Yokohama for sight-seeing. At the time, the place was not much of a town. Foreigners had made a few temporary buildings there for living and selling their goods. Yukichi tried to speak with them, but to his distress and... Read more
Dog Learns 1022 Words
This is a summary of research about an amazing dog named Chaser (ReadOasis Step 2). Researchers studied the receptive language skills of a dog. The dog's name is Chaser, and she is a border collie. Border collies are usually black and white, and they generally work with sheep. The... Read more
The Reason to Know
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) Yukichi thought, “It’s not very practical for me to travel from far away every day just to look up some words.” And so he gave up the school on the very first day. And after all that effort, he still had no English dictionary.... Read more
The Reason to Know
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) As they studied, they realized that English was not so foreign after all. In the beginning, they were afraid that they had wasted great effort learning Dutch. But they were happily wrong. They could apply their knowledge of Dutch directly to learning English. And... Read more
The Reason to Know
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 4) Fukuzawa said that civilization was the goal and purpose of humanity. People and nations build civilization through two basic processes. At the individual and social levels, people must cultivate virtue and refine knowledge. Fitting with this purpose, in 1858 Fukuzawa created perhaps his greatest... Read more