What did people read here in 2016? Check it here!
10. Review of Pimsleur German – I, II & III
I was very excited to do this review, Pimsleur is a very interesting course, people love it or hate it, no middle term here.
9. Why learning a foreign language can change your life
This is a guest post from Lucia Leite, about the most interesting aspects of learning a language.
8. Duolingo Review
An old review about the most famous language app!
After a long time without publishing a post, here is one with the best articles on November and December about languages!
Having Language Difficulties? It’s Time to Believe in Yourself – TheLinguist
What is the real difficulty people have with language learning? Learning a language is not an easy task, but it is far from impossible, but most of us fail to learn one. Steve’s thesis is that the reason behind is motivation, or rather, the lack of motivation that comes from the belief that learning a language is something very difficult.
The Best Way to Learn Another Language? From Interesting Content – TheLinguist
I believe that it is easier to learn a language with a material that is adapted to our own needs and goals. Steve Kaufmann believes in that too and here he gives 10 reasons why we should learn a language from contents that are interesting for us.
How to expand your vocabulary – Lingholic
A simple post, with a few tips on how to learn vocabulary effectively.
Discovery: to learn a foreign language thanks to hypnosis or online courses – FranceTVInfo.fr
[Article in French] – An interesting news report with two journalists. One tries to learn Japanese with hypnosis, the other tries to learn Russian with an online app. See the result after 20 hours of “study”. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
A little bit late, but here are the articles I enjoyed reading on August!
What ISIS, the CIA, and the Mormons have in common? Languages! – Loving Language
The title of the article asks a question and answer immediately. Read in this article how completely different institutions use languages as a method of recruitment.
Learning a foreign language is like dating: it spurs anxiety – PsychologyToday
For me, the month of July brought the best news in the world of language learning. To watch TV series or movies in original version can help in the listening understanding. I already explained how I learned English watching TV and how I use films and series to learn a new language and finally a small research shows evidence that it is possible to use television to help language learning!
Not a myth: to watch series or films in original version helps language learning – ThinkBig
[Article in Spanish] – The best news of July for me! According to the research from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, to watch a series in original version with English subtitles or without subtitles helped students from intermediate level to understand the language better. Continue reading
Read scientific, funny and interesting articles about languages that were published on the web in the last month.
Language of Terror vs. Loving Language – Loving Language
A simple but interesting article showing how the Somali community in Minneapolis is portrayed by the media and the perception of the author on this same community. A great text showing how one approach and intent result in a different experience. The reporter only sought the affirmation of his own point of view, but the author sought to know the people, their culture and language. Continue reading
Every month I’ll put here interesting articles I read on other websites and newspapers about languages and language learning.
Short-term language learning aids mental agility, study suggests – ScienceDaily
Another study shows us how learning a language can be beneficial to the brain, in just one week.
The languages the world is trying to learn, according to Duolingo – Quartz
Check a map which are the most popular languages of Duolingo application by country and find out why in Sweden the most popular language is Swedish. Continue reading