Monthly Archives: May 2005

More on Globish

Let me continue on the subject of Globish, the proposition that the solution for international communication across language barriers is a new language called Globish. According to author J-P Nerriere, if people would just concentrate on learning … Continue reading

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Speaking globish

I was driving home the other day and listened to an interview on the radio with a certain Jean-Paul Nerriere, who has written a book and “invented” a language called Globish. It appears that Globish refers to a simplified form of English which use… Continue reading

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Linking texts-in response to Autumnsky

For beginner and low intermediate learners it is beneficial to repeatedly listen and read the same content. This helps to train the mind to process a new language. The familiarity of the content helps to ingrain the flow and intonation of the new … Continue reading

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Learning Japanese – in response to James

We hope to be able to offer Japanese as well as other languages, like Chinese, French, Spanish and others on The Linguist, before the end of the year. The principles will be the same; lots of interesting and authentic content to choose from; the a… Continue reading

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There are so many words to learn!

I often see people working their way through newspaper articles and writing long lists of words into an exercise book. It is painstaking and time consuming. Usually the learner does not choose the article for study. The teacher chooses it. The wor… Continue reading

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Visualization, play acting and language learning

Language learning is a long road, but it can (or must ) be an enjoyable one. At times the progress seems slow, as Autumnsky points out in a comment to this blog. It is important to enjoy all the wonderful moments when we are communicating in anoth… Continue reading

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More on the upside-down hockey stick

There are two stages in language learning, the intense study of a limited number of words, or the blade of the stick. Here you are learning the high frequency words and basic structures of the language. The most common 2,000 words account for betw… Continue reading

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