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?
Continue reading “Misconceptions about Language Learning #7: One Method to Rule Them All”
Hassled teachers, giggling back rows, noisy common rooms… many would-be learners will have memories of school that are not encouraging future learning. If you are above the age of 13 and you attended school, you are very likely to have come into contact with language learning. The common scenario is that your tuition was in a larger group of your peers, involved homework and regular tests, and was structured around a curriculum set by people who don’t know you. And for some learners, it wasn’t right. The amount of people who mention this scenario to me when they talk about language learning is staggering!
Continue reading “Misconceptions about Language Learning #6: They definitely got it right in school”
The latest post on misconceptions about language learning talks about the myth that language learning is easy and effortless with the right product. Continue reading Misconceptions about Language Learning #5: It is so natural and effortless (if you click here to buy)
Based on Disney’s Strategies for Creativity Sylvia is featuring four well-known online education professionals from her personal learning network. Continue reading Why We need Strategies for Creativity Part 2 – The Outliers
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?
Spain’s addiction to film dubbing is responsible for the lack of proficiency in foreign languages, proving that excuses abound as much as teaching methods. Continue reading Is Film Dubbing Responsible for Lack of Language Learning?