Language · Language learning · Methods

What is language learning immersion, and why can’t I make it work?

The myth of language learning immersion If you've ever studied a foreign language, you might have come upon the concept of immersion. People often think that you should submerge yourself completely in a target-language environment to “learn from osmosis”. There are many different versions of this. Most often you'll hear that you should go live… Continue reading What is language learning immersion, and why can’t I make it work?

Language · Methods · Motivation · Reading · Remembering words

Revelation vs discovery in language learning – the secret to remembering words

Language learning put simply: How to remember words In language learning, there are two basic ways that you can learn a new piece of information, whether you need to remember words, a grammar point or something related to the culture. You can either reveal the answer, or you can discover it. It's simpler than it… Continue reading Revelation vs discovery in language learning – the secret to remembering words

Books · Language · Methods · Motivation · Reading · Resources · Reviews

Book review ”Success with Languages” by Stella Hurd

The last couple of weeks I have been reading the book "Success with Languages" by Stella Hurd during my bus-rides and lunch-breaks. The previous two book reviews that I did, ”How to learn any language” by Barry Farber and ”Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Katò Lomb, have both been of books that deal with… Continue reading Book review ”Success with Languages” by Stella Hurd

apps · French · Language · Methods · Reading · Resources

LingQ – Un avis sur un outil pour lire en langues étrangères

LingQ : Mon outil préféré de lecture pour l’apprentissage des langues en ligne Lisez cet article en anglais Depuis que j'ai découvert LingQ, leur méthode a été parmi mes outils préférés pour étudier les langues étrangères. Je suis convaincu de l'importance de la méthode réceptive dans tous les niveaux d’apprentissage des langues. Vous devez lire et… Continue reading LingQ – Un avis sur un outil pour lire en langues étrangères

apps · Language · Methods · Reading · Resources

LingQ Review – A great language learning reading tool

My LingQ Review: My favorite language learning app Read this article in French Since I originally discovered LingQ several years ago, It has been one of my primary tools when studying foreign languages. This is why I have decided to put this LingQ review together, that I hope that you'll read in order to get… Continue reading LingQ Review – A great language learning reading tool

Algerian Arabic · Dialect · English · History · Language · Language learning · Reading · Resources · Translation

Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

More phrases in 1847's Algerian Derdja Here are some more handy phrases from the phrasebook I found on Google books. For an introduction and and overview of the different parts, go to part one: Algerian Arabic dialogues Second dialogue Consent, refusal, giving thanks and excusing oneself I agree رضيت Rdhit I-have-consented Of course, with all… Continue reading Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

Algerian Arabic · Dialect · English · History · Language · Language learning · Reading · Resources · Translation

Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

Language samples of the Derdja, or Algerian Arabic spoken in 1847's Constantine I've been on the lookout for useful material that I can use to learn the Algerian dialect of Arabic for a long time. Good sources are hard to come by, but recently I found an old book online called Guide de la conversation… Continue reading Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

Danish · English · Language · Language learning · Methods · Reading · Resources · Translation

5 Danish mini stories with audio

Easy stories in simple Danish for beginners A few days ago, I posted my Danish translation and audio recordings of "Who is She", which is a simple story written for students of various languages. The stories you'll find below, however are shorter and all follow a similar pattern: A very short story is told about… Continue reading 5 Danish mini stories with audio

Danish · English · Language · Language learning · Reading · Resources · Translation

“Hvem er hun” A Danish dialogue with audio and translation

Danish parallel sentence texts with audio are hard to come by Since I've been learning languages, I've been on the lookout for good learning materials online. I always look for parallel texts in a language I understand next to my target language as well as corresponding audio recordings. These kind of texts are extremely useful,… Continue reading “Hvem er hun” A Danish dialogue with audio and translation

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How I practice languages while helping refugees

In this article, I'd like to share my experience with meeting refugees and exchanging languages. As a result of my passion for foreign languages, I have a limited command of some of the tongues represented by my country's new citizens, and this has provided me with the opportunity to practice these languages with native speakers.… Continue reading How I practice languages while helping refugees