BlogArchive by Category "Learning Languages" (Page 4)
About nine years ago I started learning Russian and if it has proven anything, it is that learning a language is a long, long road. It’s also an enjoyable road because you never get to the end of it. If it ended I’d be unhappy, so I’ve been at it a long time. Let’s trace why I even started with Russian.Read more How I Went About Learning Russian and Czech
The biggest thing that prevents people from succeeding and becoming fluent is that people stay with the beginner material for too long. They stay with the beginner book, course or lesson and never get beyond it. This is quite unnecessary.Read more Biggest Mistake People Make in Language Learning
Russian is fascinating. It’s a beautiful language. If you plan to learn Russian, in my experience it helps to understand Russia and Russian culture.Read more Understanding Russia to help you learn Russian
When I think back 50 years ago when I was studying Chinese, the idea that I could just get online and talk to someone through some magic computer was inconceivable. Nowadays there are a number of sites that offer the opportunity to connect with teachers.Read more Useful Language Learning Techniques – Conversation Exchange
I want to talk about fitness and language learning and, particularly, CrossFit and language learning. We need to be fit in order to engage in physical activity. The fitter we are, normally, the better we do in sports, for example, in skiing or tennis, or whatever it might be. I think the same is true in language learning.Read more Language Exercises – It’s All About The Gains
I think we all know that language immersion is an ideal way to improve in a language. What do we mean by language immersion?Read more Do you have a language immersion strategy?
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.Read more How to Have Motivation in Language Learning
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.Read more Come to Vancouver and Learn With Me!
Language learning is about communicating. It’s about meaning. It’s about substance. Therefore, we want to learn the language from content that’s of interest to us and when we talk we want to communicate things that make sense.Read more The Yin and Yang of Language Learning
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.Read more Want to Achieve a Language Learning Breakthrough?