WHY LEARN LATIN LANGUAGE TODAY Most likely, you’re here because you want to get smarter by learning another language. Or, perhaps you’re here because you’re a teacher or homeschooler and you’ve heard that kids SHOULD know Latin. Or, perhaps you need help with English acquisition. I read a great article this week that I want … Continue reading WHY LEARN LATIN LANGUAGE TODAY
What is your biggest fear of learning a new language? For many, it is a fear of not knowing what to say. In this article, we are going to set out a few formulas for language learning, and these exercises will result in you having some key sentences at your disposal. Because I’m learning Spanish, … Continue reading YOUR FIRST CONVERSATIONS IN A NEW LANGUAGE
We, along with other readers, have all experienced times in our language learning where we feel stuck. Maybe you’re feeling stuck right now. This is a natural phenomenon, especially when bridging between B2 and C1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)). So how do we get unstuck? What is B2 … Continue reading Feeling Stuck?
Are you in a time crunch and need to learn a language in ten days, or maybe less? Maybe you’ve just been given an assignment to go abroad for work, and to speak the language would be so beneficial. Or maybe you’re going to travel outside your home country and the travel date is close … Continue reading LEARN A LANGUAGE IN TEN DAYS
More and more frequently in the United States, we see both English and Spanish directions in places we encounter every day. We see both languages (and sometimes more) on ATM machines, airport signs, store packaging, restroom signs, menus, and in product instruction manuals. An Important Cultural Shift This is but one sign of an important … Continue reading WHAT ARE THE BEST ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSES?
Bestselling author of Fluent in 3 Months, Benny Lewis, has another language tool for those of us learning a second (third, etc.) language. However, while Fluent in 3 Months teaches you tools for learning any language, his new book, Language Hacking: A Conversation Course for Beginners focuses on specific languages. So far, editions are available for … Continue reading LANGUAGE HACKING – HOW DO I DO IT?
How do you measure your second language competence? For many of us, the goal is simple: to be able to converse with others, to understand what they are saying and to be able to express our own ideas. This is basically communicative competency. In other words, my (initial) goal is not high level proficiency, to … Continue reading SECOND LANGUAGE COMPETENCE
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
We are back in the Lake Chapala region, near Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. You may recall that in January 2016 we embarked on an adventure to get up close and personal with the Mexican culture, avoiding the tourist areas along the coast but opting for inland mountains. We were testing the immersion … Continue reading IMMERSION EXPERIENCE: PART TWO
What is the best second language to learn? This is a great question. My personal approach would be to look for a language that fits into most of the following categories: A language that is easy to learn A language I would use A language I am motivated to learn A language that is popular … Continue reading WHAT IS THE BEST SECOND LANGUAGE TO LEARN?