Monthly Archives: September 2012

Language Learning Links (Translation Day Special)

Hi there folks – This post is normally provided automatically – Diigo lets you bookmark the things you later turn into a blog post. Today, however, it’s International Translation Day – and the links are hand-picked for the occasion. Enjoy! You are here to read and learn. I’m here to write! My three e-books are […]

Why No Language Teaching Method Will Ever Fit You Perfectly

I took a while during my holiday to clean out my bookshelf. I found these four lovely old English readers / reference books. I’m sure that one day, I’ll write more about a couple of them, but today, I’m going to tell you one thing I learned from reviewing them quickly: When it comes to […]

Language Learning Links (weekly)

Synonyms | This gives you plenty of options when it comes to English. Know any similar sites for other languages? tags: bravelearning BlaBlaMeter – Bullshit detection tool Ahh, brilliant. For those who wish their English was crisper. tags: bravelearning EBacc ‘could marginalise’ pupils with learning difficulties such as dyslexia | Education | Schools […]

A 5-minute Book Review: Peter K Austin (ed.), “1000 Languages”

One of the nicest things about my new job is meeting hundreds of people who are keen on foreign language learning. And one amazing thing about those meetings – I learn something new every day. This entry is about a book I picked up during one of these meetings – and I hope you’ll be […]

Language Learning “Buckets” – Why You Need Them and How to Get Them

Learner A is a chaotic, disorganised mess, someone who always misses classes, forgets notes and never remembers about tests / homework. Learner B spent one afternoon of his life making sure that the right stuff comes to him at the right place and the right time. My question is: which would you rather B? (Read […]

Language Learning Links (weekly)

How To Stay Productive After Work This one helped me a lot. If your language class comes after a hard work-day, this is the one you’ll need as well! tags: bravelearning Patricia Ryan: Don’t insist on English! | Video on This beautiful talk emphasizes all that is beautiful, diverse and valuable about languages. Worth […]