BlogPosts Tagged "motivation"
10 Dec 2019
Language learning depends mostly on three factors, the attitude of the learner, the time available, and learner's attentiveness to the language. If we assume a positive attitude on the part of the learner, and a reasonable and growing attentivenes...Read more How Long Should it Take to Learn a Language?
3 Sep 2019
Today I want to talk about how language learning has become so much easier today and how it’s going to continue to become easier. First of all, LangFest was a great four or five days for me in Montreal. It’s such a wonderful bilingual city, multilingual city. The people at the conference, of course, there’s […]Read more Language Learning is Getting Easier All the Time
1 Aug 2019
This morning I played hockey. I play Old Timers Hockey three times a week. Monday and Friday we have like a pickup situation. We have a blue team and a gold team. One of our members makes up a lineup and we go there and we find out whether we’re blue or gold. Ten on […]Read more Let the Language Come to You
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 answer [...]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
6 Jun 2019
Patience In Language Learning was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on August 10, 2015 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. As you know, I like to talk about language learning. If you enjoy my channel, please subscribe. I try to put out a video at least once a week on tips or experience that I have […]Read more Patience In Language Learning
16 May 2019
Return on Investment: Language Learning Efficiency has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. The original video was published on May 10, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about return on investment or efficiency in language learning. What do I mean by return on investment? Well, when we learn a […]Read more Return on Investment: Language Learning Efficiency
7 May 2019
Language Learning and Old Age has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. The original video was published on July 20. 2012 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again. Today I want to do a video about language learning and old age. I’m doing this because I received a comment on my YouTube channel from […]Read more Language Learning and Old Age
2 Apr 2019
The Mind, the Brain and Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. The Original video was published on April 9, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I recently did a video where I talked about how our emotions get in the way of our language learning, even though we would like to pronounce […]Read more The Mind, the Brain and Language Learning
22 Nov 2018
What Matters the Most in Language Learning 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 what really matters in language learning. This thought came to me as I was having lunch just now. […]Read more What Matters the Most in Language Learning