Tag Archives: learn English

26 September 2016

Active And Passive Vocabulary In Language Learning

What is active and passive vocabulary? A learner’s passive vocabulary is the words that they understand but don’t use yet. Active vocabulary, on the other hand, is the words that learners understand and use in speaking or writing.

When learning a language, should we focus more on developing an ability to speak or on building up our understanding of the language? This is a common question language learners ask, especially at the beginning of their language learning journey. Here are my views.

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11 September 2016

English Grammar – All 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.

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16 March 2016

Come to Vancouver and Learn With Me!

Join me in Vancouver, at our LingQ headquarters, for three months to do the following:

– Spend two hours a day studying English with LingQ under my personal guidance.
– Spend up to five hours a day of working with our LingQ team in English.
– Spend the rest of your time taking advantage of living in an English speaking environment.

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9 July 2015

The Golden Age Of Language Learning

This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today my subject is; The Golden Age of Language Learning. It is something that has dawned on me that we live in The Golden Age of […]

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4 June 2015

What Do You Believe? The Placebo Effect Of Language Learning

This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Hi There Steve Kaufmann here again to talk about language learning. And I want to talk about something that I often think of and that I have been meaning to […]

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14 May 2015

Listening And Reading IS Communicating Effectively

This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Here I am again in Palm Springs. My wife and I bought a little house here so that we can come here in the winter. We […]

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24 May 2011

Academic English

I have never bought into the idea that we can teach or study academic English, or business English or any other kind of English as a special subject. English is English. If we are interested in a subject, we will read on it, listen to audio conten…

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18 May 2011

English for Immigrants and LingQ

An important local organization that helps immigrants, part of the Skills Connect program in British Columbia, has accepted LingQ as a useful language learning resource. This means that LingQ expenses may now qualify for partial reimbursement from…

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29 April 2011

Language and culture

Language and culture are at the core of education, or should be. With all the debate about language learning methods, the definition of “linguist”, input versus output versus grammar, the role of the Internet etc. it is sometimes useful to take st…

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10 October 2005

An English Learner’s Manifesto

Listen to the podcast of this post. Any comments? Have you studied English for many years? Are you still afraid to speak English? Please study this and repeat it to yourself daily. I can be FLUENT in English. My goal is to be FLUENT. My goal is no…

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