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Struggling with Korean.
It is difficult to leave languages which you enjoy, where you are able to enjoy interesting content, and then have to start up again with a language where you struggle, where you have to go back to learner content. I am working with Who is She and...Read more Struggling with Korean.
Meet up in Berlin Oct 26 at 7 pm
We are having a meet up in Berlin on Oct 26 at 7 pm at the http://www.restauration-tucholsky.de/index.php/restauration/ restaurant. Please come and join a group of language enthusiasts.Read more Meet up in Berlin Oct 26 at 7 pm
Prague Meet Up for Language Learning Friends
Prague Meet up October 2. http://www.npivovar.cz/cz/A number of my language learning friends are coming including Patrick Jones, and Dr. Huliganov of Youtube fame., and many others including Jarda, my first Czech tutor and more. Please join us. Le...Read more Prague Meet Up for Language Learning Friends
Meet up in Prague October 2. Join us!
In less than a month I will be in Prague. I hope to speak as much Czech as possible in five days. The first opportunity will be a dinner on October 2. Please join us for a meet up. I would also appreciate any suggestions as to location. I also att...Read more Meet up in Prague October 2. Join us!
Language learning burnout
Do you sometimes experience burnout when learning a language? I don't. I just keep my activities varied, and focus on acitivites that I enjoy.Read more Language learning burnout
Language learning obstacle: The need to get it right
I met with a group of Chinese immigrants to discuss language learning. This was a follow up to the research report that showed that Chinese speaking immigrants to Canada don't improve in their English , even after seven years in the country, where...Read more Language learning obstacle: The need to get it right
The false ideology of multiculturalism or plural monoculturalism
Here are some extracts from a presentation on the subject of multiculturalism by Kenan Malik. Great insight into one of the banes of modern western societies, the false ideology of multicultarlism. Some quotes. "What multicultural policies do is n...Read more The false ideology of multiculturalism or plural monoculturalism
Input, input, input. I can’t stress it enough.
I am gathering steam in my Czech. I understand so much more. Now I am able to learn more and faster since I can make sense of so much more of what I read or listen to. I call this the snowball effect of input based learning. One of my commenters a...Read more Input, input, input. I can’t stress it enough.
Where university education is headed.
Are Harvard and MIT spearheading change in university education or is it Stanford? Could it be LingQ one day? Read this article for an interesting dicussion about the changes that are already taking place in university education. I foresee the day...Read more Where university education is headed.
Word Play, a program about polyglots on Canada’s Global Television
Tune in at 7 pm tomorrow, Saturday night, if you are interested. Global Television did a program about polyglots. I was a small part of that program.Read more Word Play, a program about polyglots on Canada’s Global Television