BlogArchive by Category "Travel"
13 Jun 2017
Language immersion is often used to describe a perfect form of language learning. The term implies a situation where if we dip ourselves into water, we will come out wet. In the case of language learning, we come out of immersion able to speak a new language, so to speak. In fact, language immersion is a […]Read more How to Get the Most out of Language Immersion
This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Here I am in our little yard. We’re in Palm Springs, my wife and I, so I want to talk about travel and language learning. People […]Read more Travel and Language Learning
I hear more and more about automatic translation technology. Skype recently announced their Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication. This translation technology will make it possible for people to communicate via Skype across languages. Two people can speak two different languages, and the conversation is automatically translated for each […]Read more Automatic Translation Technology – Replacing Language Learning?
One of the delights of travel is meeting the local people. Language is often an important bridge in order to connect with locals. But in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, it doesn’t seem to be a condition. We have been treated with tremendous hospitality everywhere, so far, both by people who speak no English and […]Read more The wonderful hospitality of Slovaks and Czechs
I am enjoying Slovakia. The people are gentle and helpful, even if a little shy at times. The scenery is wonderful, although there is not enough snow for skiing. I enjoy the food even though it is a little heavy at times. I can understand a lot of Slovakian and Slovaks seem to understand me, […]Read more The importance of resonance in language learning
After three days in Vienna, my wife and I moved on to Slovakia. In Vienna, we had rented an apartment near the Schoenbrunn Palace. So of course we visited this famous palace. I was surprised to see how small Kaiser Franz Josef’s office and bedroom were. From there he ruled an empire of many nationalities […]Read more Language travels in the former Hapsburg realm
Meet ups in Vienna, the Tatras, Bratislava or Prague over Christmas and New Year. Anyone interested? Please let me know.Read more Meet ups in Vienna, Poprad, Olomouc, Bratislava, or Prague
Had a wonderful few days in Manning, Alberta. On Thursday, while I was there, it was apparently the coldest place on earth at -39 celsius. The Peace River region of Alberta and B.C. is rich in farmland, forests and oil and gas. The people are friendly. It is truly the big country.Read more Manning, Alberta – Changes Come to the North
Tomorrow my wife and I travel to Manning, Alberta for the 20th anniversary party and annual general meeting of Manning Diversified Forest Products. The temperature is –28 degrees celsius. Should be brisk. Here are some pictures which I found in an interesting photography blog.Read more Off to Manning, Alberta
Schweighofer Prize, the dinner the night before, short video clip. Arrived in Vienna with about 2 hours of sleep and went straight to a suburb of Vienna called Grinsing where our host, Gerald Schweighofer , held a dinner. Tomorrow is the main event, the awarding of the Schweighofer Prize for Innovation in the Wood Industry. […]Read more Grinsing and a little Romanian chit chat.