BlogArchive by Category "Motivation" (Page 4)
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 include […]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.
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
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