Over coffee this morning, I was having a lovely argument with my mother. It was about why she really wants to learn Spanish but “just doesn’t have the time”. This a subject I seem to be endlessly discussing with people who ‘want’ but ‘can’t’ learn a language. Learning a language
With English as your first language, adding either Spanish or Chinese as a second language will allow you to speak with the largest number of people.
Learn a new language I’m a fairly outgoing type of person. This means I have a lot of conversations with strangers and soon to be friends. The other day while not standing on the beach and not standing on the boardwalk watching the ocean (everything was closed because of Covid-19)
The Easiest Language To Learn Many years ago (decades really) in college, I had a friend who said he wanted to be bilingual. He wanted to be bilingual only to say, “I’m bilingual” and then impress people, girls mostly, with some foreign phrases. So, I suggested that if he didn’t
The 2 ways to learn a language Want to learn a language? Linguists know that there are only 2 ways to learn a language. And here it is – the only two ways to learn a langue are Total immersion Comprehensible input I’ll explain what each of these is and
Ten languages in ten months! I’m going to take the plunge. And I’m plunging into the deep end. I’ve been talking a lot about how to learn a language to make travel easier, to meet people, get the most out of your trip, and take the first step to fluency.
The best resources When I first made the commitment to learn some of the language in every country I visited, I began looking for the best resources for a quick easy start. Something that would allow me to teach myself a language with a few words and give me the
The most difficult part of speaking a language is . . . speaking One of the, maybe the most, difficult parts of speaking a new language is speaking it. I”m talking about the anxiety you, and I, get when saying the very first words to a native speaker. But, overcoming