There is an increasing acceptance that emotional intelligence is a key factor which can not only influence the quality of our lives but the chances of success in any area of endeavour. This is possibly even more so in the area of language learning than in many others. The reason for this is because the language we use
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
by ~Mahatma Ghandi~
by ~Mahatma Ghandi~
How often have we heard the exhortation, or even made it ourselves, “Try harder!” The implication being that rewards come to those who try. Should we not instead heed the words of the immortal guru Yoda, who said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” That advice seemed to resonate with me at so
Languages are best learned when the learning is seen as games. Games are powerful paradigms for learning. Here you will find one example of how learning can be made into a game. Languages Are Efficient You probably know this but may not have given it much thought – languages at their heart are expressions of
Are you in the flow? If you are then, according to Flow Theory, you are working and learning in a state that can be described as a heightened state of being. Maybe it can be said that even The Force is with you in those times! 🙂 If you are in the flow then you
Here is one way to assess your ability to learn languages. Many people talk about the difficulty of the language. A far more important measure is how you are going about learning! Your success has little to do with your innate ability. We already have proved we have that by learning the most difficult language
Does it really matter what I decide to learn next? One of the key issues that many learners overlook or don’t adequately resolve is “What do I work on next?”. This question is more important than you may suppose as what you decide on may set you up for success, or maybe for a much
There certainly is a perception “out there” that language learning is difficult. With the prevalence of that belief, one would think there must be some truth to that perception. In fact you can even find hard data to “prove” that belief. Of course one should not jump to hasty conclusions and believe that what we
An often heard lament of language learners is, “Oh my memory is letting me down”. Is that really the case, or is there something else at work that gives the appearance that memory is the problem but in fact there are causes which are not so obvious? I have just brought out an Ebook on
Most people like to play, kids especially, even though there might be a few who might think it too frivilous! (Must be a very serious person! 🙂 ). However I am not sure what these people would make on Albert Einstein’s view on it – “Play is the highest form of research” Better understanding play
What is driving your language learning, the meaning or the language? This might seem like an odd question, but I believe the answer to this may help you understand how you may be able to improve your language learning. There are many language learners who I have come across concentrate on learning the new language.
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