Monthly Archives: June 2013

Literature and Translation matter to Language Learners (PLUS: Book Giveaway)

This is a shorter post, but lots of food for thought in one quick update. Plus, there’s a free book in it for you! Read on and leave a comment to win it. You are here to read and learn. I’m here to write! My three e-books are available for you to download. I update […]

Beyond the Hour: Time in Language Learning

Six years of my teaching and training career were paid “by the hour.” The same thing applied to all the language courses I took: and hour cost this much, and I got that much in return. Today, I will try to think about language study differently. Do all foreign language classes have to revolve around […]

Write Right – Language Learning and the Prolific Polyglots

One of the nicest perks of my job is being able to listen to talks given by language learning experts, authors and enthusiasts. The inspiration is always there – and frequently turns into a blog post. This one is about different ways in which writing can help your foreign language study – if done right. […]

Apps, Immersion, User Engagement – Back to Duolingo

  If I had to find my internet sweet-spot – the language lover’s paradise, the virtual playground for foreign language study – I’d go for Duolingo. This week the Android-loving polyglots have even more reasons to rejoice. Android language learning app from Duolingo is here. What else has changed with Duolingo since my last review? […]