BlogArchive by Category "Techniques" (Page 3)
6 Aug 2019
I want to talk today, in the subject of language learning, about something that’s kind of been running around in my mind. I come up with all these things that are the key to language learning and I may have used this before, I don’t know, but it suddenly dawned on me that the most […]Read more The Most Effective Language Learning Method
11 Jul 2019
Today I want to talk about what I’ve call the three keys of language learning. Let’s call them the tripod, the tripod of language learning. It’s ‘A’ – Attitude, ‘T’ – Time and ‘N’ – the ability to Notice. You could also call it attentiveness, but it’s the ability to notice, which is something we […]Read more The Language Learning Tripod: Attitude
5 Jul 2019
Yesterday, July 4th, was the American national holiday. July 1st was the Canadian national holiday. Since I’m retired, I’m not much affected by holidays. Amongst the various activities that I enjoy, as you probably know, is language learning. When it’s sunny I have less time available for language learning, I’m doing other things, like golfing. […]Read more Should We Read, Listen, or What?
27 Jun 2019
This video was first published on 29 Jul 2012 First of all, I should say that I have my son and his family visiting from London, so I have two additional little grandchildren. I have one son, Mark, who lives here and he has three kids and my son, Eric, who lives in London, has […]Read more Do We Need the Language Classroom?
11 Jun 2019
The Mind of the Language Learner was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on December 27, 2018 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here still in London enjoying a relaxed Christmas/New Year period with my son and his family, visiting with some of their friends and just enjoying being in London. Today I want to talk about what […]Read more The Mind of the Language Learner
30 May 2019
Common English Mistakes: -ed and -ing Words was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on May 6, 2019 The 90-Day Challenge is over. But, today I want to talk about English and I’m going to do a number of videos about English. I thought of maybe doing them in Spanish or Japanese or some other language […]Read more Common English Mistakes: -ed and -ing Words
28 May 2019
3 Stages of Language Acquisition was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on May 13, 2019 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today I want to talk about something that I think is very important, a question that I get all the time, and that is how long does it take to learn a language. I want to […]Read more 3 Stages of Language Acquisition: How Long Does It Take?
23 May 2019
How to Start Learning a New Language was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on December 23, 2012 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. It’s the 23rd of December. My wife has been baking cookies and preparing for our Christmas dinner tomorrow night. All day long I’ve been wrapping presents, but I want to talk about something […]Read more How to Start Learning a New Language: The First Lesson
2 May 2019
How to Learn Words has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. The original video was published on November 20, 2012 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk primarily about how I learn words because that was a request I had from one of the people who follows me here at […]Read more How to Learn Words
25 Apr 2019
Language Learning, Talent or Attitude has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. The original video was published on May 6, 2012 My TV show came and went. I’m going to post a link here in that first opening box underneath my video. I can’t remember what they called it, but it was a program […]Read more Language Learning, Talent or Attitude