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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Polyglots, Connect: The Messy Multilingual Link Collection (weekly)

xkcd: Writing Skills http://buff.ly/1AZZq6V – #xkcd on #writing skills. Accurate, NSFW. http://xkcd.com/1414/?utm_content=buffer08268&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning Language Festival | The Guardian Language Festival | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1nHBHAe http://www.theguardian.com/language-festival?utm_content=bufferd6b40&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning Duolingo creator: ‘I wanted to create a way to learn languages for free’ | Education | theguardian.com http://buff.ly/1wCupHj – Duolingo in The Guardian, making sense about #Langu… […]

#Portuguese365 Update 7: Language learning playlist for studying with music

This week was slower in terms of my foreign language study challenge. Although I am making progress, a bad cold prevented me from doing as much as I’d hoped. So here’s a quick list of my favourite music in Portuguese. It helps me get through slower days like these, and still feel that I’m doing […]

Polyglots, Connect: The Messy Multilingual Link Collection (weekly)

Learn Languages Better – #Portuguese365 Update 6: fast and flexible language learning? #Portuguese365 Update 6: fast and flexible #LanguageLearning? … http://www.bravelearning.com/2014/08/23/portuguese365-update-6-fast-or-flexible-language-learning/?utm_content=bufferca82d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning Use a Bottom-Up Approach to Learning to Code if You’re a Beginner | Lifehacker UK http://buff.ly/1niqLsI – This bottom-up approach works not only for code,… http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2014/08/22/use-bottom-approach-learning-code-youre-beginner?utm_content=buffer5fb2e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning The Pleasure of Reading […]

#Portuguese365 Update 6: fast and flexible language learning?

My one-year adventure with studying Portuguese is becoming a more grown-up thing now: I need to fit language study around my work! Doing this requires good time management but also (crucially for polyglot wannabes) setting priorities. So how to get your foreign language habit alongside your busy life? Did you enjoy this post? There’s more. […]

#Portuguese365 Update 5: Noticing and memory training for language learners

It’s funny how much can happen in language learning – even when, on the surface, not a lot has changed. Today’s Portuguese update is just about that. Can you actually learn a language without effort? And if not (obviously) – what’s going on in language study that you’re not fully aware of? Did you enjoy […]

Polyglots, Connect: The Messy Multilingual Link Collection (weekly)

Secret Teacher: jargon is ruining our children’s education | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional Secret Teacher: jargon is ruining our children’s educa… http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/aug/09/secret-teacher-jargon-education-pupils?utm_content=bufferf2e86&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning Learn Languages Better – #Portuguese365 Update 4: Glossaries and Extended Reading #Portuguese365 Update 4: Glossaries and Extended #Reading … http://www.bravelearning.com/2014/08/09/portuguese365-update-4-glossaries-and-extended-reading/?utm_content=buffer72fdd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning Enduring Voices Project, Endangered Languages, Map, Facts, Photos, […]