27 Sep 2018
How Hard is it to Learn Japanese and Can it You be Fluent in 3 Months has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today, I’m going to talk about a subject that has come up before and that is […]Read more How Hard is it to Learn Japanese and Can You be Fluent in 3 Months?
25 Sep 2018
How to Tutor Languages: Let the Language Come Naturally has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, this is Steve Kaufmann here again. I just want to follow up on my last video where I said that language learning is a subconscious […]Read more How to Tutor Languages: Let the Language Come Naturally
20 Sep 2018
If anyone is interested in getting together during my visit to South America, here some available days. Buenos Aires, October 3-4 or 8-10. Rio de Janeiro October 13-17 Salvador October 18-19 Lima October 26-28 I will be traveling with my wife and another couple, so this will take some planning. If there are people who […]Read more Meetup with me in Buenos Aires, Rio, Salvador or Lima?
18 Sep 2018
To learn any language takes an awful lot of motivation. So if the children of immigrants are motivated to learn their heritage language because they want to talk to family members, or because they are interested in that culture or identify with that culture, then by all means. Any motivation or opportunity is great when […]Read more Should Kids Learn their Heritage Language?
12 Sep 2018
If you’re wondering how to learn a new language, content, meaningful content, compelling content, this is the key ingredient, as I have often said. You need the right content to get started and you need the right content to continue on your journey all the way, all the way to fluency. The nature of content […]Read more How to Learn a New Language with Video, Audio, and More
4 Sep 2018
Of course, language learning success depends mostly on the learner. But what about external factors? What does a keen language learner need most of all? The answer is interesting language content. What constitutes interesting content will depend on each learner, and even on the changing interests of each learner. But the best way to learn another language is through interesting content, [...]Read more The Best Way to Learn Another Language? From Interesting Content
28 Aug 2018
I just returned from four wonderful days attending the 2018 Langfest (#Langfest18) or Montreal Language festival. While these memories are still fresh in my mind I want to put some of my thoughts down to share with you. Overall impressions Montreal is a vibrant city, and an old city for North America, or at […]Read more Thoughts on Langfest 2018 and Future Recommendations
21 Aug 2018
I had lunch earlier this week with a college professor who is head of the Asian language department in a large university here in Vancouver. He told me that a majority of students who enroll in Asian languages quit after the first year. I was surprised to hear that. Then I did some research and […]Read more Language Goals and Frustrations
14 Aug 2018
Language learning is essentially a subconscious process. I saw these words in a LinkedIn post from a group I belong to that includes language teachers. The topic of discussion was how grammar instruction and error correction don’t have as much impact on language learning success as is traditionally imagined. This is a concept that leading […]Read more Learning Languages is a Subconscious Process
7 Aug 2018
You are unlikely to learn to speak a new language perfectly, but perfection should not be your goal. Your main goal should be effective communication. I am not perfect in any of the languages that I speak, but I can communicate. And whenever I communicate in another language I'm satisfied. I also know from experience that my ability to speak and to pronounce well will only improve with time, [...]Read more How To Improve Your Speaking Skills