Tag Archives: language learning

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy

How come most people never reach fluency in a foreign language? It turns out there are two main reasons: using the wrong method, and lack of time. In hindsight, we can attribute these two factors to just about anything we … r

12 Surprising Benefits of Learning a New Language

Learning a new language is a big deal.

You’re learning a completely new form of communication, and it enables you to communicate with people you never could have before. r

Should Your Child Be Learning Mandarin?

Reports in the NY Times and elsewhere point to the rise of Chinese language instruction in our schools, against the backdrop of the demise of language learning in general. People justify this rush to Chinese by referring to the growth of the Chinese economy. The US government has declared Chinese a “critical language.” How realistic is this Chinese boom, and will it last? Here is a reality check. r

Language Learning

7 Concepts of Natural Language Learning

Language learning is essentially fun, or should be, if it is done naturally, in line with how the brain learns. We learned our first language quite well, without explicit instruction. Unfortunately, the teaching of second languages has been turned into … r