BlogArchive by Category "Learning Languages"
7 Jul 2020
Learning languages is essentially a subconscious process. I saw these words in a LinkedIn post from a group I belong to that includes language teachers. The topic of discussion was how grammar instruction and error correction don’t have as much impact on language learning success as is traditionally imagined. This is a concept that leading […]Read more Learning Languages is a Subconscious Process
15 Aug 2019
I want to continue on the subject of correction because it seems to generate quite a bit of interest from people commenting on my YouTube channel. People say why are you so sensitive about people who correct you and how will people ever improve if they aren’t corrected, these kinds of things. Now, I apologize […]Read more Corrections in Language Learning…One More Time
16 Jul 2019
I often hear this question from adult learners. Sometimes my followers on Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter bring this up. In fact, not so long ago I had the following request from one of my followers.“I want to do some research on the problems of older language learners and see what I can do to help them.”I replied by asking. “What do you consider to be an older language learner?” His answer [...]Read more Can Older Adult Learners Acquire New Languages?
6 Jun 2019
Patience In Language Learning was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on August 10, 2015 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. As you know, I like to talk about language learning. If you enjoy my channel, please subscribe. I try to put out a video at least once a week on tips or experience that I have […]Read more Patience In Language Learning
4 Jun 2019
Linguists and Polyglots was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on May 29, 2012 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m back from my visit to Rarotonga, New Zealand and Australia and so today I want to talk about linguists because that always generates a lot of controversy. People criticize me for calling speakers of many languages […]Read more Linguists and Polyglots
14 May 2019
The Details of Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. The original video was published on July 30. 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann, today I want to talk a little bit about the details of languages. The reason this comes up is because of the discussion we had when I put up […]Read more The Details of Language Learning
10 Apr 2019
Language Learning Progress has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. The original video was published on August 13, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about how we can make progress. How do we progress in language learning? To me, the answer is very simple. Keep moving. Move forward, that’s what […]Read more Language Learning Process
7 Mar 2019
Money Talks and Should Education Be Free? has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. Original video was published on July 3, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann, another glorious day in Vancouver. Again, I’m going to talk about language learning, of course, but I’m going to talk about language learning and money. It’s a subject […]Read more Should Education Be Free?
21 Feb 2019
Multilingualism and the Brain has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube Channel. This video originally aired on October 28th, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m back from Montreal. I attended a conference there called the International Conference on Multilingualism: Linguistic Challenges and Neurocognitive Mechanisms. I attended the conference in the hope that it would provide me [...]Read more Multilingualism and the Brain
12 Feb 2019
Word Count, Graded Readers and Fluency has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. The video was first published on November 2013. I’m sitting in Palm Springs, California. The sun is beating down on me. I’m going to talk about word count, graded readers and how many words we need to speak. It all has to do […]Read more Word Count, Graded Readers and Fluency