BlogArchive by Category "Learning Languages" (Page 4)
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?
There are two stages in language learning: the initial intense study of a limited number of words, and the later more extensive approach to learning in order to acquire the up to 10,000 words needed to function at a professional level. These two stages make up the upside down hockey stick.Read more The Two Stages of Language Learning: The Upside Down Hockey Stick
Speaking like a native is the ultimate goal of language learning. It is a goal that is almost never achieved. However, that is no reason not to aspire to this lofty goal, even in the knowledge that we will not get there.Read more Do You Dream of Speaking Like a Native?
Need more motivation to make learning a language your New Year’s resolution? Here are 5 benefits of speaking multiple langauges. 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 surprise and […]Read more 5 Benefits of Speaking Multiple Languages