16 Jul 2019
I often hear this question from adult learners. Sometimes my followers on Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter bring this up. In fact, not so long ago I had the following request from one of my followers. “I want to do some research on the problems of older language learners and see what I can do to help them.” I replied by asking. “What do you consider to be an older language learner?” His [...]Read more Can Older Adult Learners Acquire New Languages?
11 Jul 2019
Today I want to talk about what I’ve call the three keys of language learning. Let’s call them the tripod, the tripod of language learning. It’s ‘A’ – Attitude, ‘T’ – Time and ‘N’ – the ability to Notice. You could also call it attentiveness, but it’s the ability to notice, which is something we […]Read more The Language Learning Tripod: Attitude
9 Jul 2019
Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today I’m going to try to be a little controversial. I am sure that I will generate a lot more ‘thumbs down’ than I have in the past. I’m going to talk about linguistics and language learning and the reason is that I discovered through the Internet a person […]Read more Linguistics and Language Learning
5 Jul 2019
Yesterday, July 4th, was the American national holiday. July 1st was the Canadian national holiday. Since I’m retired, I’m not much affected by holidays. Amongst the various activities that I enjoy, as you probably know, is language learning. When it’s sunny I have less time available for language learning, I’m doing other things, like golfing. […]Read more Should We Read, Listen, or What?
2 Jul 2019
This video was first published on January, 30th 2012 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again at my blog The Linguist on Language and, of course, the website LingQ.com. Today, I want to talk about something that has been on my mind and it has to do with the importance of good language content. Content […]Read more Language Learning Content and Why It’s Important
27 Jun 2019
This video was first published on 29 Jul 2012 First of all, I should say that I have my son and his family visiting from London, so I have two additional little grandchildren. I have one son, Mark, who lives here and he has three kids and my son, Eric, who lives in London, has […]Read more Do We Need the Language Classroom?
25 Jun 2019
I believe that listening comprehension is an important skill in language learning. That is what you should drive for first of all. If you develop good listening comprehension, the other skills will come, the speaking will come, even your grammar, your accuracy.Read more Listening Comprehension: An Important Language Skill
20 Jun 2019
Language Learning Questions was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on Jan 13th, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m going to follow up with another video. I received a comment from a Miss Soule, who is a Canadian who is studying Korean and other languages from what I can gather from looking at her YouTube […]Read more Answering Language Learning Questions
18 Jun 2019
Check out this video of an American speaking excellent Spanish, and I mean excellent. His name is Richard Vaughan, of the Vaughan language schools in Spain. (He should plug LingQ for me since I am plugging Vaughan, but then I was just so impressed...Read more Can You Sound like a Native Speaker?
13 Jun 2019
Language learning is a personal activity. I do it for myself. I learn the language for my own reasons and in my own ways. I focus my efforts on those aspects of the language that interest me the most. Confidence, strong motivation and a positive a...Read more My Language Learning “Credo”