Monthly Archives: March 2012

How The New Kindle Could Flip Your Language Learning

There’s one issue in my home which, when mentioned, often turns into a heated debate: the “books vs. e-books” dilemma. You are here to read and learn. I’m here to write! My three e-books are available for you to download. I update them every year with bonus chapters, so you always get the latest info. […]

Why You Should Move to a Bilingual Country (And How To Do It)

It started with Rick Santorum. You are here to read and learn. I’m here to write! My three e-books are available for you to download. I update them every year with bonus chapters, so you always get the latest info. They all cost less than a fancy coffee. If you don’t like them, you get […]

Weekly Language Learning Links

I’m sorry but this constant demand for public apologies really offends me | Comment is free | The Observer The “apology extortion” makes public discourse unbearable in America. I’m sorry, but you must read it 🙂 tags: bravelearning Facebook Asserts Trademark on Word ‘Book’ in New User Agreement | Threat Level | Wired.com How soon […]

Learning Languages at International Conferences

I’m pretty sure that the last five days have been the busiest I’ve had so far in 2012. I spent the entire week in Glasgow, attending the IATEFL Conference – one of the most important conferences for teachers of English. It was exciting, busy, and fun – I’ve learned and benefited a lot, but only […]

What a Ski Jumping 10-year-old Girl Can Teach You About Language Learning

1. Watch this: I’ve been looking for so long to find a video illustration of “flow.” Here it is: a kid’s first big ski jump. 2. Consider this: [checklist] “X is just a bigger / longer Y.” Your skills are often more scalable and transferrable than you think. If you could jump off a 20-meter […]

Using TED Talks To Learn Any Language

It’s a lunch-break ritual: I grab my lunch and watch a TED talk. It’s a chance to learn about something new, to listen to fascinating people – and, last but not least, to get a breather from the work before me. I love me some TED-related goodness. And the best part? You can actually use […]