Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hiragana and Katakana: the Japanese Syllabaries

Hiragana and Katakana   I have provided the following two tables below form Omniglot.com for those of you who are interested in studying Japanese. The following two tables provide the pronunciation of Hiragana and Katakana, the two Japanese syllabaries. Look at these two tables below.     Long vowels     Long vowels     Of course, when learning any ... Read More »

Never Trust a Pro

Today I read the following article on language learning by Arturo E. Hernandez. Many people are looking for the magical “how to learn a language in 1 week with only 5 seconds a day” secret to language learning. This article explains what to expect from anyone that professes to have such a secret. Why you should never trust a pro ... Read More »

Improve Pronunciation with Shadowing?

Improve Pronunciation In this great article from the Language Dojo website, we have a great technique on how to improve pronunciation. Some don’t think that pronunciation is important, but I think that it’s very important. I wholeheartedly agree with this articles conclusions. Though it is speaking specifically about learning Spanish, it can be applies to any language. I have re-posted ... Read More »

10,000 Sentences to Fluency

Learn using the 10,000 Sentences Method This is a post I found about the “10,000” sentences method. This method basically states that if you learn how to read and understand 10,000 sentences in a language, then you will be functionally fluent. While Katsumoto (the author) specifically talks about learning Japanese, this method will work with any language. I’ve used it ... Read More »

Learn ASL – 9 resources

Today we are talking about a very different type of language: sign language! This article from mashable.com gives some helpful resources for those of you interested in learning this “silent” language. After reading the article, I’m motivated to learn ASL (American Sign Language) myself.  9 Apps and Resources to Learn American Sign Language Learning to sign is easier than ever, ... Read More »

Learning a new language doesn’t have to be kids’ stuff

In this article, there is some research presented concerning language learning as a kid and as an adult. Read this article first and then I’ll give my thoughts below.   Adults and children learn languages in different ways, says UBC’s Carla Hudson Kam. Photo: atakan, iStock. Why do adults struggle to learn a new language? A UBC expert says it’s ... Read More »

Learn Japanese – Learn 2,000 Kanji in 3 Months

Learn Japanese This post is comes from Benny’s fluentin3months blog. It shows how you can learn Japanese Kanji in as little as 3 months.  I hope you enjoy it.   How to Learn 2,000 Kanji in 3 Months: Mission Possible                       Today’s guest post is from John Fotheringham, who blogs ... Read More »

What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

Do you need help with motivation to learn a new language? Then this article might help you. It clearly shows that learning languages makes you smarter. Having trouble with math? Maybe learning a new language would help 🙂 What happens in the brain when you learn a language? Kara Morgan-Short using electrophysiology to examine the inner workings of the brain ... Read More »

Learn Spanish – Learn by Example

Learn Spanish   Today I found an article over at Spanish-Only.com. While the author deals specifically with how to learn Spanish, it is general enough to be applied to any language. So whether you want to learn Spanish or any other language, it would be to your advantage to pay attention to this post. I have placed it here in ... Read More »

Best Way to Learn a Language

The Best Way to Learn a Language What is the best way to learn a language? Here, a polyglot (someone who knows multiple languages) who goes by the name of Moses attempts to answer that question: watch the video and leave your comments below:       Well, what do you think? As he says, there may be no absolute ... Read More »

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