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?
Aaron Myers shares 12 strategies for language learners, designed to build momentum and to give you convenient steps to do something. Continue reading The Art of the Start: 12 Strategies For Language Learners
A few months ago, I started writing an article with the stated purpose of inspiring more native English speakers to open their eyes to the potential in language study. The cause is an everlasting one, often considered peripheral by Brits and Americans, and continually overlooked. I drew the picture of monolingualism as a prison, and almost hesitated to publish the words because this is such a strong image. Prisoners are trapped because of choices they have made, or situations they have found themselves in. They are stigmatised, struggling for hope and expected to mend their ways.
Any journey will have its difficulties
Language learning presents different types challenges at different points along the experience. This time round I wish to look at language learners who have difficulty in achieving blast off. These are the learners who put in a lot of (well at least some!) energy at the start but don’t seem to achieve enough velocity to break out of the atmosphere of their first language.
The latest post on misconceptions about language learning talks about the myth that when you aren’t speaking a language, you’re not benefiting from it. Continue reading Misconceptions about Language Learning #4: If I’m not speaking it, I’m not using it
The third part in our series misconceptions about language learning deals with the myth that the purpose of a learning language is tied to travelling. Continue reading Misconceptions about Language Learning #3: Languages are for Holidays
In this post Delfin explains why language and not technology still is humanity’s greatest tool. He also shares four essential tips for language learning. Continue reading Humanity’s Greatest Tool is Language – 4 Key Tips for Language Learning
The second part in our series about misconceptions about language learning deals with the myth that some people are more talented or have a special gene. Continue reading Misconceptions about Language Learning #2: There is a Language Gene, and I’ve Not Got it
Is it truly possible for someone to know many languages well enough to converse on any subject for hours? Multilingualism: Fact of fiction? Continue reading Multilingualism: Fact or fiction