In my opinion, the best way to memorize vocabulary is NOT to memorize vocabulary. I have always found that trying to memorize vocabulary is an extremely low-efficiency activity. No matter how hard you try, some words are going to stick and some words will not stick until much, much later.
Tag Archives: Motivation in language learning
23 May 2016
Our three LingQ Academy Live students, Hanna, Emily and Tamás, are finally here in Vancouver. I had a short meeting with them and I explained my vision that, basically, we’re in a new world of language learning where learners are teachers, teachers are learners and we learn from the world around us.
4 April 2016
Maintaining motivation is absolutely key. I think many people start with some motivation to learn a language and, for various reasons, get frustrated and they are unable to maintain their motivation.
13 March 2016
Last week I wrote about the first four secrets to language learning success: spend the time, do what you like to do, learn to notice and words over grammar. Today’s post reveals the last three secrets.
6 March 2016
People often ask me how I learned 15 languages. I will tell you what works for me; you’ll have to decide if this can work for you. Here are the first four secrets to language learning success…
15 February 2016
I believe that reading and listening, the same things that are so powerful for language learning, are extremely important in order for people to be competitive in the new economy.
3 January 2016
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 October 2015
Hi there. Steve Kaufmann here again, answering some of the questions that you have written on my YouTube channel. I apologize for this light shinning of my gray hair or white hair, but if I don’t put the light on then it’s too dark in here. Hopefully, that doesn’t disturb you. The first question was: […]
26 October 2015
Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here today and I’m going to talk about learning multiple languages at the same time. This is in response to a question I received from one of my YouTube viewers from Sweden, Pelle. If I remember correctly, he’s studying Russian, hasn’t been at it very long, but would also like to […]
8 September 2015
One of the most important ingredients for language learning success is interesting, captivating and meaningful content. I am rediscovering this truth as I proceed in my 90-Day Challenge in Polish. The discovery of Real Polish has been a major turning point in my Polish studies. The material that Piotr has created is outstanding, especially the […]