BlogArchive by Category "Q&A"
17 Dec 2019
Interview with A.J. Hoge of Effortless English
Successful language learning doesn’t depend on the study and grammar nor writing tests like TOEIC and TOEFL, although these are popular in Japan. What is needed is sustained engagement with compelling and comprehensible input, as well as a little encouragement. This is what A.J. Hoge of Effortless English provides. Here is an interview I did […]Read more Interview with A.J. Hoge of Effortless English
22 Aug 2019
How Many Languages Do You Speak?
I’m often asked, how many languages do you speak? I think many polyglots are asked this question and it’s a difficult question to answer because we can have varying degrees of knowledge of languages. Some languages we can just speak right away. If you ask me to say something in my stronger languages I can […]Read more How Many Languages Do You Speak?
20 Jun 2019
Answering Language Learning Questions
Language Learning Questions was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on Jan 13th, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m going to follow up with another video. I received a comment from a Miss Soule, who is a Canadian who is studying Korean and other languages from what I can gather from looking at her YouTube […]Read more Answering Language Learning Questions
19 Jun 2018
What Is The Hardest Language To Learn?
What is the hardest language to learn? It’s a question I’m asked often. Here I reveal the answer from my experience and give advice and tips on how to get the most out of your language learning, even if that language is a tough one.Read more What Is The Hardest Language To Learn?
Can you get “brain freeze” when speaking a new language? And Other Questions
Can you get “brain freeze” when speaking a new language? In other words, sometimes we know the word, we know what we want to say, but we just can’t remember the word. We can’t say it and the more we try to remember it, of course, the more we ensure that we won’t be able to remember it.Read more Can you get “brain freeze” when speaking a new language? And Other Questions
What is Your Motivation to Learn New Languages?
Hi there. Steve Kaufmann here again, answering some of the questions that you have written on my YouTube channel. I apologize for this light shinning of my gray hair or white hair, but if I don’t put the light on then it’s too dark in here. Hopefully, that doesn’t disturb you. The first question was: […]Read more What is Your Motivation to Learn New Languages?
Do We Learn Languages Subconsciously?
Steve: Hi, Steve here on my seventieth birthday. I’ve got my two sons visiting, Mark, who is with LingQ whom you know and, Eric, who’s manning the camera. Mark: Hi, all. Eric: Hello. Steve: Hello, right. So we thought we’d change the venue a bit. Eric: We’re ready to go. Steve: Okay, here’s the list […]Read more Do We Learn Languages Subconsciously?
Which Language is Easiest to Learn?
Steve: Hi there, Steve here to answer your questions with my sidekick Kiran. Kiran: Hello everyone. Steve: So we may as get right into them. Kiran: Yeah, okay. We have a lot of good questions this week. Steve: Okay. Kiran: The first one is: Do you recommend focusing on communicating instead of perfection? Steve: Absolutely, […]Read more Which Language is Easiest to Learn?
Steve’s Answers on Your Language Learning Questions – Part 3
Steve: Hello there, we’re here again. First of all, we have a guest today. We have my friend Gabriel from Brazil visiting who also has his own Facebook page. Gabriel: Yes and a YouTube channel. We have everything, a website. The Facebook I am especially proud of. Steve: And you speak how many languages? Gabriel: […]Read more Steve’s Answers on Your Language Learning Questions – Part 3
Steve’s Answers on Your Language Learning Questions – Part 2
Steve: Hi, there. Steve again and… Kiran: Hello. Kiran. Steve: We’re going to go over your questions, which we’ve collected. Now, I can’t answer all the questions, but I’ve collected them to some extent and we’re going to, hopefully, answer most of the questions. So go ahead. Shoot, Kiran. Kiran: Okay. The first one: Writing […]Read more Steve’s Answers on Your Language Learning Questions – Part 2