BlogArchive by Category "Learning Languages" (Page 7)
There has never been a greater time to learn a new language. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what you do for a living, or if you are a man or a woman. If you are not already trying to learn a new language – let 2015 be the year when you do. Learning […]Read more The Perfect Time To Learn Languages Is Now
Bilingual people are smarter, and it doesn’t matter when you learn a new language according to this recent study. To quote the article, “Findings showed that those who spoke more than one language tested better on intelligence tests, regardless of when the second language was picked up.” Now that should be motivation to get cracking […]Read more Being bilingual makes you smarter
One of the liveliest discussions within the language learning community is on the subject of when to start speaking. I am a proponent of letting the learner choose when to start, and my personal preference is to delay speaking. I prefer to invest a fair amount of time in listening and reading, in order to […]Read more When to Start Speaking a New Language?
Interleaved learning is an approach to learning that departs from the traditional block or focused approach to learning. Interleaved learning and the research behind it, is based on the idea that if we should not focus on learning or mastering one skill or set of information, such as a limited group of words in a […]Read more Interleaved learning, or learning without pressure
Language learning has become tremendously more convenient thanks to modern technology. I just can’t say it enough. I discover new benefits constantly. Yesterday was a day of travel. My wife and I flew from Vancouver to Amsterdam, and then on to Vienna where we now find ourselves. During the flight I read a diary of […]Read more Language learning in the electronic age
Is travel a motivator for language learning? Yes. Do you need to travel to the country in order to learn the language? No. If you travel to the country, will you learn the language? Not necessarily. Want to learn language from content you love?Read more Travel and language learning
Word count and graded readers are popular talking points when it comes to language learning. There is a lively discussion thread at our LingQ forum about graded readers. This article on Wikipedia discusses the different ways of determining the readability of a text. There is no doubt that the more known words there are in a […]Read more Graded readers and word count. What do you think?
I will be in Arizona and California for most of the next month. November is the rainiest month in Vancouver. My wife and I often head south for the month to play some golf and visit with friends. I will try to keep the videos and blog posts going. But I have a question. Let […]Read more What is the major obstacle to achieving fluency in another language?
Is learning multiple languages at the same time a good idea? I prefer not to do this, but obviously many people do like studying this way. It seems that many people like to study a second language via a third language. I spend most of my learning time in the target language. The language of […]Read more Learning multiple languages – Part 2