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11 Jun 2020
J’ai appris le mandarin il y a 50 ans. Il m’a fallu 9 mois pour atteindre un niveau où je pouvais traduire des journaux de l’anglais au chinois et du chinois à l’anglais, lire des romans et être d’interprète. J’ai fait cela au temps des magnétophones à bobine, bien avant l’âge de l’internet, des dictionnaires […]Read more Comment Apprendre Le Chinois : Mes 6 Meilleures Astuces
10 Sep 2019
Today I’m going to talk about the pace — the amount of time, with what intensity we study languages and things that influence that. I’m going to start by confessing that I haven’t been doing much Arabic learning the last little while. First of all, the reason for that is I had a new floor […]Read more Language Learning Is Not a Race
23 Jul 2019
I’m going to talk about the third in my series which I call the language learning tripod. The first one was to have the right attitude. That’s key and I went into some detail about the kind of attitude you need to have. The second was to spend enough time, but even if you spend […]Read more The Language Learning Tripod: Noticing
18 Jul 2019
Today I’m going to continue to talk about my series of three videos on what I call the tripod, the three legs that you have to stand on to succeed in language learning, the three keys or whatever you want to call them, the trilogy. There are three, the first one was your attitude so […]Read more The Language Learning Tripod: Time
6 Mar 2017
Assimil is a language learning series that enjoys an almost cult-like following among certain language learners. I have used Assimil for two languages, Russian and Korean, and own a copy of Assimil for Romanian, which I have not used. What do I think of Assimil? A Brief Description of Assimil Assimil was first founded in […]Read more A Polyglot’s Review of the Assimil Series
We had a lively discussion at my YouTube channel about how to say “I” in Japanese. In my recent video Learn Japanese an Introduction, I used the following sentence to illustrate how the Japanese language works. 私はカナダ人です. (I am Canadian) . I pronounced ”私” わたくし rather thanわたし。A number of people who follow my YouTube channel, all of them non-native speakers, […]Read more Language details: How to say “I” in Japanese?
We have made changes at LingQ. I would be happy to explain how to take full advantage of these. You may have some questions about language learning in general or LingQ. All languages welcome. The hangout is on Saturday Nov 17. 11 am PST (Vancouver...Read more Let’s talk about LingQ and language learning: Hangout on google +
I received a youtube video from an English teacher in Siberia who asked me to do a video which would encourage his students to study harder. Here I attach his video, and my two video responses, in English and in Russian. The request an English ans...Read more Why learn English or any other language?