BlogArchive by Category "Learning Languages" (Page 12)
A language needs to be learned as a whole and should not be analyzed or compartmentalized. I will expore this in a video which I will publish here later. First a definition of holism, from Wikipedia Holism (from ὂλος holos, a Greek word meaning al...Read more Holistic language learning.
Motivation is at the heart of language learning and literacy. The interest we have in the subject we are reading is a major motivator for reading, enabling us to struggle with difficult texts and as a result, learn. Here we are told to read the Ne...Read more Why do teachers like to tell you what to read?
Language learning effectiveness depends to a large degree on timing. There are times when we are prepared to learn certain things, and other times when we are not. If confronted with information at a time when we are not ready, or not interested, ...Read more Timing and language learning effectiveness.
Language learning, to me, has always been a matter of relentlessly pursuing words, acquiring them and losing them, and gradually accumulating them as I read and listen to content of interest. Along the way I learn the language. I am an agressive L...Read more The truth about how I learn languages.
There was a thread at our Forum at LingQ on the usefulness of the International Phonetic Alphabet. I am not a user of the IPA for a variety of reasons. I prefer to listen. Today there is so much audio language content available on the internet, an...Read more IPA and language learning