The following message was received at The Linguist from one of our Newsletter subscribers. I am taking the liberty of reproducing it here both in the original form and after correction in The Linguist system. I also attach my comments. I agree wit...Read more Context and learning
I want to try out this idea of trigger words as a key to learning a language. To learn a language, like English for example, you have to master the phrases. You have to be able to use phrases correctly. You have to use phrases almost instinctively...Read more Trigger words
I posted this on the Linguist Forum. This may be of interest to advanced learners. For advanced learners it is very important to use the imported content function to bring in advanced reading in areas of interest. One very useful site in this rega...Read more For advanced learners of English
I will try to write a little bit in this diary every few days. After many days of sunshine the rain has returned to Vancouver. This February was the sunniest February in history. This was good for people in Vancouver. It was not good for skiers an...Read more Easy English Diary Feb 28
I am starting a personal diary. The diary is for members of The Linguist system and for readers of my blog. I will set this diary up as a separate blog, but not right away. Even though I am using easy English, I hope this diary can help many of yo...Read more Easy English. Phrase by phrase.
Over the next few posts I will talk a little bit about testing. How effective are the existing language tests for English? How do we know what our skill level is in another language? How can other people best judge our skill level? Is our own subj...Read more What is coming next?
In Jeffrey Schwartz's book The Mind and the Brain, he points out just how constantly adaptable the human brain is. Research has shown that this adaptability or plasticity continues throughout our lives. The brain is constantly retraining and rearr...Read more Obsessive compulsive disorder and language learning