Tag Archives: Language learning

31 January 2016

The Importance of Making Mistakes

Making mistakes in language learning is not only necessary, it is a good sign. If you are not making mistakes you are not trying hard enough to use the language.

24 January 2016

Want to Achieve a Language Learning Breakthrough?

What constitutes the essence of achieving a breakthrough in language learning? I think that the key lies in the word “linking”.
First of all learners must form emotional links with the language they are learning. They must be interested in the language, in the people and in some aspects of the culture.

18 January 2016

The Two Stages of Language Learning: The Upside Down Hockey Stick

There are two stages in language learning: the initial intense study of a limited number of words, and the later more extensive approach to learning in order to acquire the up to 10,000 words needed to function at a professional level. These two stages make up the upside down hockey stick.

10 January 2016

Do You Dream of Speaking Like a Native?

Speaking like a native is the ultimate goal of language learning. It is a goal that is almost never achieved. However, that is no reason not to aspire to this lofty goal, even in the knowledge that we will not get there.

3 January 2016

5 Benefits of Speaking Multiple Languages

Need more motivation to make learning a language your New Year’s resolution? Here are 5 benefits of being bilingual or multilingual. Imagine the scene: you walk into a bar in rural Japan. The bar owner looks nervous. He’s no doubt wondering how he will go about expressing the menu in body language. Then, to his […]

27 December 2015

All the English Grammar You Need to Know

In order to speak English well you need to learn how words are used and how they come together to form phrases and sentences. Only a lot of listening and reading can help you learn this. You need to train yourself to notice how the words are used when you listen and read.

20 December 2015

Tips for Learning Russian

Today I’m going to talk about Russian, my experience with Russian, about how I learned the language, some comments about the language. I’m going to begin by explaining a bit about Russia and Russian culture as I perceive it.

15 December 2015

Want to Improve your English Fluency?

Want to be understood in English? New research shows you should focus on fluency over pronunciation.
Speaking fluently means your listener is more able to keep track of what you’re saying, then they have more time to figure out the sounds you are trying to produce.

13 December 2015

5 Ways to Learn a New Language Better

Good language learners notice what is happening in a language. They notice the sounds of the language, and the structure and the vocabulary. They notice as they listen and read. They notice when they use the language. How can we train ourselves in the ability to notice, in order to become good language learners?

6 December 2015

How Not To Forget Foreign Languages

The question, don’t you forget your languages or how do you maintain your languages? That’s a very common question.
How do you not forget languages? The simple answer here is I don’t forget languages. I have not forgotten a language and I think there are several reasons for this.