Category Archives: Listen Speak Read Write

Long for the sea

“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”     – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) Found … Continue reading

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Listening – language is music

Benny “Fluent in 3 months” Lewis has an article on his blog for 5 February, written by Susanna Zaraysky and entitled “Music and TV for homework …” http://www.fluentin3months.com/language-is-music/ Susanna gives some valuable listening tips and six ways to make it … Continue reading

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Chanting: school under a tree

When I was about five, growing up in India, I glimpsed a group of school children learning under a tree. They were chanting in unison and each had a small slate and a piece of chalk. I think we were just … Continue reading

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4 x 7½ = 30

Do you ever find that you set out to do 30 minutes of work and then find that it seems a long time and you would rather go to sleep? That happens to me in January and I have three ideas … Continue reading

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An hour a day of dynamic play

How much time each week should you give to learning your target language? Let´s say at least five.  That is an hour a day, Monday to Friday. On Saturday and Sunday you can play with the language, follow up anything … Continue reading

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It is time to make your language learning colourful

To learn well you need to repeat stuff.  To repeat stuff without sending yourself into a coma or boring yourself and giving up entirely, you need to add variety and “colour”.  You need to choose the right “colours” for you, … Continue reading

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Dialogue between Italic and Bold

The best way to learn a new language is to repeat what you did when you were a child, learning English: listen for two years, then speak and not worry about your mistakes. You will improve as time goes by. … Continue reading

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