Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Great News for Language Learners!

There are some great deals coming for language learners everywhere. But watch the fine print (effective days and offer codes) to be sure you don’t miss out.  Here are three great deals! First, Rocket Languages recently launched their new version, Rocket Languages 2017, with several major improvements (see my full Rocket Languages review for details).  Rocket … Continue reading Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Great News for Language Learners!

ROCKET LANGUAGES — REVIEW

Product:  Rocket Spanish Overall Ranking:  98/100 Price:  $149.95 per level (3 levels) Owners:  Rocket Languages Website:  www.rocketlanguages.com INTRODUCTION Rocket Languages offers courses in Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi, as well as English and Sign Language.  While this review is based on my own study of Rocket Spanish, I … Continue reading ROCKET LANGUAGES — REVIEW

THREE “CAN’T MISS” OCTOBER SALES

The Pimsleur Method The Pimsleur method is one of our favorite language learning programs, especially if your best time for learning is during your daily commute or a long trip.  Just listen and repeat, respond, or answer the question.  It’s interactive and gets you actually speaking the language.  The only downside to Pimsleur is the … Continue reading THREE “CAN’T MISS” OCTOBER SALES

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THEORY OF STEPHEN KRASHEN OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:  Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we addressed the Acquisition-Learning Hypothesis, the Natural Order Hypothesis, and the Monitor Hypothesis.  However, it is the final two hypotheses – the Input Hypothesis and the Affective Filter Hypothesis – which have the most practical application for both language acquisition and language teaching.  It is to these hypotheses that … Continue reading THEORY OF STEPHEN KRASHEN OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:  Part 2