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.
Learning Habits Archive
With the recent startling events concerning flight MH370 my thoughts turned to wondering about how getting lost applies to learning a language. Can we get so lost in learning a language? I believe that we can. The language learners who don’t succeed are the ones who got really lost. They are the ones who get
There is a widespread agreement by those who have looked at success that there is a lot we can learn from how other people achieved success in various fields. Clearly language learning has specific nuances and needs, but there are also many parallels we can find. In my recently released book, Language Learning Unlocked, I
There is no doubt about the importance of having a sense of one’s own preferred language learning style when deciding how to learn a language. Whilst there is clearly some truth in the assertion that different people can have different learning styles and we have to pay attention to that in deciding what is the
The following is an abridged and amended version of a talk I gave to some advanced level English language learners last year about effective language learning. Today, what I want to talk to you about is an aspect to effective language learning. Understanding the distinction between active and passive learning will help you become more effective in
One of the least talked about aspects about how to improve your English (or any other language) is the role of habits. Habits are powerful mechanisms which automate our prior learnings thus freeing us up to learn something else. Just think about how much energy you used when you learnt to drive a car. And