For people who love languages, or would but were discouraged.
- Believe in yourself and have the right attitude
- Put in an hour a day
- Use a system that works... like LingQ
21 Apr 2021
How I Learned Russian
I was about 60 when I started learning Russian and my approach to language learning had always been that you shouldn't focus on grammar. You need to get used to the language through lots of listening and reading. I had done that with Chinese, with Japanese.Read more How I Learned Russian
14 Apr 2021
Spanisch lernen – wie lange braucht man?
Wie lange braucht man, um Spanisch zu lernen? Wie lange dauert es generell, irgendeine Sprache zu lernen? Ich höre diese Frage ziemlich oft und es gibt keine universelle Antwort darauf. Es liegt ganz an dir. Das US-amerikanische Foreign Service Language Institut (FSI) hat einige Zahlen bezüglich der Stunden, die erforderlich sind, um verschiedene Sprachen […]Read more Spanisch lernen – wie lange braucht man?
7 Apr 2021
What is the Hardest Language to Learn?
What is the hardest language to learn? I think that's a very difficult question because there are so many factors that enter into that.Read more What is the Hardest Language to Learn?
31 Mar 2021
¿Cuánto tiempo se tarda en aprender un idioma?
El aprendizaje de un idioma depende fundamentalmente de tres factores: La actitud del estudiante, el tiempo disponible y la atención que ponga éste en el idioma. Si asumimos una actitud positiva, razonable y una atención creciente hacia el idioma por parte del estudiante. ¿Cuánto tiempo tomaría en aprender un idioma? El FSI, el estadounidense […]Read more ¿Cuánto tiempo se tarda en aprender un idioma?
24 Mar 2021
How to Build a Step By Step Language Study Plan
The biggest thing in a study plan is that you want to develop new habits. I've said many times that language learning is a matter of attitude and spending the time with the language. So we want to have habits that reinforce a positive attitude that give us a sense of success.Read more How to Build a Step By Step Language Study Plan
23 Feb 2021
The Best Way to Learn New Vocabulary
*** This post is a transcript of a video on my YouTube channel. Studying English? Here’s the transcript as a lesson to study on LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I’m going to talk about vocabulary, words, the most important thing in language learning. Remember if you enjoy these videos, please […]Read more The Best Way to Learn New Vocabulary
9 Feb 2021
How to Improve Your English Speaking Skills
People learning all kinds of languages find them selves in a situation where they feel frustrated that they aren't able to say more. And they feel that their comprehension is better than their ability to speak. So I want to talk a little bit about what we can do to improve our speaking skills with specific reference to English.Read more How to Improve Your English Speaking Skills
26 Jan 2021
How to Learn a Language On Your Own
*** This post is a transcript of a video on my YouTube channel. Studying English? Here’s the transcript as a lesson to study on LingQ. It doesn’t really matter whether you’re at a school or entirely on your own, to my mind, to be a successful language learner you have to be […]Read more How to Learn a Language On Your Own
12 Jan 2021
My Language Learning Goals for 2021
Let me share a little bit about what I would like to see in the year 2021. First of all, in so far as learning languages, I'm going to continue with Persian and Arabic. And at some point I will refresh and try to get back into Turkish.Read more My Language Learning Goals for 2021
5 Jan 2021
The Best Way to Learn a New Language
Good language learners notice what is happening in a language. They notice the sounds of the language, and the structure and the vocabulary. They notice as they listen and read. They notice when they use the language. How can we train ourselves in the ability to notice, in order to become good language learners?Read more The Best Way to Learn a New Language