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

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Review of “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber

The last week or two, I've spent my morning bus rides on reading "How to learn any language" by Barry Farber, a book, originally published in 1991 which has become quite a classic recommended to people wanting to take up a new language. Why Barry Farber learns languages Farber dedicates the first part of the… Continue reading Review of “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber

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Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

I've spent the last couple of weeks reading this book while riding the bus, and I'd like to share my opinion of it with you. The book was originally written in 1970, by the Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb, but the author has edited it several times up until 1995, making it more up to date… Continue reading Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

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Attack from multiple fronts to learn languages

One of the biggest mistakes that I've made in studying languages, is to focus too much on just one study method. It's tempting to put all your efforts into one activity, especially when your "new approach" seems to be working! So why then, does it seem to be working well in the beginning, and not… Continue reading Attack from multiple fronts to learn languages

Algerian Arabic · Future plans · German · Language · Motivation · Spanish

Upcoming projects: Spanish, German and Algerian Arabic

I've been learning languages for a long time now, and as many language learners can confirm, each time you start studying one language, you immediately want to study three more in the same time. Some people are really good at managing their time and efforts while studying multiple languages, but for me, it hasn't been… Continue reading Upcoming projects: Spanish, German and Algerian Arabic