A simple way to introducing children to a second language is to use books. It is amazing how much a child can retain just from five minutes practise a day. Continue reading How to Make the Most out of Introducing Children to a Second Language
Many language learners do put enough effort in the initial stages to get to a certain level of proficiency but eventually get stuck learning languages. Continue reading Why do we get stuck learning languages?
Mantras have kept religions in good stead forever. Delfin shares his thoughts on using Mantras in language learning, for example for grammar rules. Continue reading How to use Mantras in Language Learning
Recently, I’ve been active on answer base Quora – a website where any question you ask can be answered, sometimes by impressive experts in the field. One interesting topic to follow is “Learning Languages“, where I often come across the following question:
What’s the best way to learn a language?
Ah, the best way, they ask. It’s like looking for the Holy Grail or the Ring in Lord of the Rings. Futile, no?
A rigorous new English curriculum known as “Learning English in action” is a new k-12 teaching approach introduced in December by a group of educators whose mission is to raise the quality of education for all learners, regardless of their language proficiency.
Headed by School of Education Professor, Kenji Hakuta, and with the involvement of educators across the United States with expertise in disciplinary knowledge, language learning and instructional improvement, the Understanding Language initiative will officially launch a pilot effort in Denver, Charolotte-Mecklenburg, N.C. and Chicago starting in January.
In this post Aaron shares tips and strategies on how to become an independent learner and how to make self-directed language learning work. Continue reading How to Make Self-Directed Language Learning Work
This post examines one of the most common barriers to language learning in grown-ups. Have you ever heard someone say I’m too old for this? Then read this! Continue reading Misconceptions about Language Learning #1 – The Magic Age
In this Callan Method review George Machlan explains how he tried the learning method with English students in China via the Internet. Continue reading Callan Method Review – Does it Work on the Internet?