As I’m taking part in #languageadvent2022 (24 gifts for your language till 24th of December) on VK, I come across tons of interesting resources. So far the most precious, I think, has been a series of channels for different languages called Easy…… Read More »How to learn to understand native speech?
Several years ago, maybe five or more, I was strictly against using Translators. I had a couple of good reasons for that: 1) they made people lazy, 2) they gave bad translations. At university I was taught to use a… Read More »Should you use Translators in your language learning?
This is to continue on the topic about learning from articles (the algorithm, a discussion task). This is the article in question: From Tamagotchi to Nintendogs: Why People Love Digital Pets The article exemplifies the points I made in my… Read More »Let’s read an article together!
To continue on the topic of improving reading skills by reading articles, I’d like to share some resources I use for myself and my students. And let’s say that by articles I mean longer reads written by professional journalists, and… Read More »And where to find those nice articles to read?..
Now I’m trying to carve out some time for reanimating my French, and I’m using news articles for this. Articles are great because they are relatively short, can be of a vast variety of topics and the language is not… Read More »Learning From Articles: A Simple Algorithm
Here’s something else for you from Making Sense by David Crystal, about what children acquire in a language after they have mastered its “basic” grammar. I find it especially interesting because it’s a feature of grammar that’s not so often mentioned… Read More »On one of the stages of language acquisition in children