Skiing and words

The last three days I have been skiing at Whistler. There was not a cloud in the sky for two days and today is a little overcast. The snow conditions are not ideal but not bad. A little ice in spots and some bare patches. You kind of have to pick ...
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Memory

I think adults get more frustrated than young learners when they seem unable to remember things. They probably have poorer short term memory than younger students. Even high school and university students probably have an ability to cram informati...
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Hard to learn

As I am reviewing one of my old Korean books I am reminded of all the things that textbook authors do to make it hard to learn languages. Most textbooks introduce vocabulary in categories. The names of the colours , or the parts of the body etc. w...
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Korean

It is a rainy day in Vancouver. What else is new? Rather than feel sorry for myself I am going to study some Korean. I started Korean about a year ago and went at it quite hard for about 2 months. I bought three different beginner books with CDs. ...
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I just want to talk

Many language learners just want to talk. They think that if they just talk they will improve. In my experience just talking is not enough. Talking is like playing the game of language learning. In a way it is the reward. It is why we do the other...
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