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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.
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.
Global TV's program on polyglots was a bit of a disappointment in that it did not point out that anyone can learn another language, and another and another. Here is my video on the subject.Read more Global TV’s Word Play. Are polyglots just different?
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
We tend to learn better if we struggle a bit on our own, according to this article. "Trying to figure something out on your own before getting help actually produces better results than having guidance from the beginning" says the byline to the ar...Read more Why floundering is good.
Thanks to Susanna Zaraysky who sent me this. Time reviews a book, in an article called "How to speak like a native", about achieving native fluency, which basically seems to concur that this is a futile goal, and which debunks the accent reduction...Read more How to speak like a native.
In October I will in Prague for five days. I hope to have a high degree of mostly passive vocabulary and familiarity with Czech and convert this to active fluency in five days. This is in line with ideas expressed by the great online polyglot Vikt...Read more Fluency in Five Days, sort of.
Well I flew down to Toronto, just under five hours in the air. Slept poorly in a stuffy hotel room. Went through a fire drill in the middle of the night, just to keep me on my toes. But then, as is almost always the case, things looked a lot bette...Read more Polyglot meet up in Toronto
I just arrived in Toronto, courtesy of Global Television. I had to give up my Easter Weekend, and I had to miss two games in an old-timers' hockey tournament. I am going to take part in a televions program about people who speak many languages. it...Read more Toronto, lots of concrete.