BlogArchive by Category "Motivation" (Page 3)
29 May 2017
Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage, Ou comme cestuy-là qui conquit la toison, Et puis est retourné, plein d’usage et raison, Vivre entre ses parents le reste de son âge! Quand reverrai-je, hélas, de mon petit village Fumer la cheminée, et en quelle saison Reverrai-je le clos de ma pauvre maison, […]Read more Starting My Slavic Languages Month
12 May 2017
Meaningful content, compelling content, comprehensible input, these are terms that we often hear from people talking about language learning. Stephen Krashen points out that we learn languages when we receive messages that are important to us, that have meaning. These messages should be of interest and yet not too difficult. As we read and listen […]Read more Getting Back Into Korean with New Comprehensible Input: A Netflix Drama!
22 Feb 2017
“I just don’t have time.” This is one of the most common reasons people give for not being able to learn languages. I am now retired, but I am still quite busy. I play sports, make time for my family and I have a number of tasks that I perform as part of LingQ. They […]Read more Finding the Time to Learn a Language
1 Jan 2017
In Stephen Covey’s famous book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he gives advice for people in many aspects of their lives: advice for managers, for business people and for people generally. His advice can also be applied to language learners, and here’s how.Read more The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Language Learners
20 Nov 2016
Many of you have heard me say before that the three keys to language learning are motivation, the time you spend with the language and your ability to notice what’s happening in the language. Some language learners aren’t motivated, so they don’t spend the time or develop the ability to notice and they don’t learn. That’s to be expected. But there are many people who are motivated, who do [...]Read more Having Language Difficulties? It’s Time to Believe in Yourself
There was an interesting thread on the LingQ Forum about how to stay motivated in language learning. There are times when not meeting one's expectations can be discouraging. Some time ago I posted here about a book by Jeffrey Schwartz called "The ...Read more How to stay motivated in language learning – the mind and the brain.
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. " Abraham Lincoln The same can be said for language learning. "Most folks are as happy learning languages as they make up their minds to be" which equates to "Most folks learn languages a...Read more Abraham Lincoln and language learning
Tim Ferriss has produced another post on language learning called How to Learn Any Language in 3 Months.The post contains some interesting ideas. Ferriss says "Principles of cognitive neuroscience and time management can be applied to attain conve...Read more Tim Ferriss on languages again
Another important reason why input based learning is the way to go, is that it makes you independent. That is very important.Read more Become an independent language learner !
To improve in TOEIC, especially the reading section, but in fact all of TOEIC, you need to improve your reading skills. Here are some suggestions on how to do that. Extensive reading. (to increase your reading speed) A) Read a lot of easy content ...Read more How to improve your TOEIC score