Monthly Archives: May 2012

Moving On: Post-traumatic Language Learning

“We’re going to take your questions to people. Go out there and ask them, and note down the answers.” We got the pens, paper and umbrellas (Wales!). We walked slowly to the Tourist Information Centre. Ms Y walked up to me. She was a young Saudi lady, dressed traditionally and covered up. We walked together […]

Language Learning Links (weekly)

10 Reasons to Keep Learning Once You’re Done With School | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement All of these reasons can be applied to language learning. Well worth a look if your motivation is not as strong as it used to be. tags: bravelearning How Can I Turn Small Talk Into A Conversation? – […]

1000 True Fans: Why You Need Tribes to Learn Languages

The inspiration for this post was a brilliant thing that happened to me – right here on the bravelearning project! I’m sharing this with you, along with a few ideas and tips for making the most of an invaluable learning resource: other people (especially friendly people). You are here to read and learn. I’m here […]

Language Learning Links (weekly)

Tech Jobs: Ninjas and Jedi Wanted – At Work – WSJ What’s the connection with language learning? Well – being a guru at something involves the same skill set as mastering a foreign language! tags: bravelearning PlaySay: Social Language Learning App Launches With $820k And A HarperCollins Deal In Its Pocket | TechCrunch Another one […]

#ELTchat Summary – 16 May 2012: “How to analyse and restage activities to make them more learner centred”

┬áThis post is a summary of an #ELTchat that took place on the 16th of May, 2012. If you want to know what and #ELTchat is, head over to – and if you’re a language teacher, joining one of the chats is strongly recommended! You are here to read and learn. I’m here to […]

Podcasts in Language Learning: 3 Secrets of Success

When it comes to multimedia, performance and agility, you can do more with your mobile phone today than with your computer 15 years ago. Unfortunately, our philosophy and practice of using this technology still lags behind. It’s impossible to fix it all at once – but today, I want to focus on one aspect of […]