Here are the most interesting articles about languages that I read this last month.
Fluency vs. Mastery: Can you be fluent without being good? – ScottHYoung.com
I really liked this article, because it distinguishes between two concepts, that we, language learners, often consider identical. Through this differentiation, we can understand why some people sound fluent in a short time, despite their small knowledge of the language.
How to Use Translation to Learn a Language – ThePolyglotDream.com
In this article, Luca Lampariello explains one of his learning methods and supports the translation as an effective method to learn a language. Definitely a different view from most language learners bloggers.
Is It Actually Harder To Learn A Language When You’re Older? – HuffingtonPost.com.au
Maybe not. Adults have advantages and disadvantages in comparison with children in language learning. Factors as the environment and motivation are equally or more important to learn a language than age.
The dream of lazy: it is possible to learn a language while asleep? – Actualitté.com
[Article in French] Perhaps, there is hope for the lazy; listening to vocabulary in the early stages of sleep can help you to retain it. Despite being a small study, it gives hope to the lazy students.
No more language learning excuses – Eurolinguiste.com
The biggest obstacles to learn a language are the excuses. How about to put aside your excuses and start learning? But, before that, take a look at this article from Eurolinguiste to get inspired.