Monthly Archives: January 2006

Words

To learn a language you have to learn the words used in that language. You have to learn many words, how they are used, when they are used and which words are used together. That is all you need to learn. If you learn many words and how they are u… Continue reading

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Tips on Writing

Click here for the podcast of this article. I believe the writing correction or WRITE section of The Linguist is very very important. This is where you have the chance to use the words and phrases you have learned. You are under much less pressure… Continue reading

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My book

Cliff Kwok asks if my new book is available in Hong Kong. I have not really written a new book. My original book, The Linguist, A Personal Guide to Language Learning which is available in audio book and ebook format as part of The Linguist system,… Continue reading

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Professional English

Sharon asks “Do you have suggestions of ESL resources that can be downloaded, for teaching writing skills to engineering professionals?” I recommend using The Linguist system. Engineers can import any electronic document they are interested in and… Continue reading

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” I feel so stupid”

I spoke today with an immigrant from China who has been in Canada for 7 years. He is obviously an energetic and enthusiastic person. He was a doctor in China. Here in Canada he is working in a casino. He is frustrated because even after 7 years he… Continue reading

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Classical audiobooks

Thank you Rita for your comment on I Promessi Sposi. I agree that in some parts of I Promessi Sposi the descriptions and commentary seem a little excessive. Certainly by today’s standards the book could do with some editing. Perhaps a modern Itali… Continue reading

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Repetitive listening

Listen to the podcast of this post. “How many times do I need to listen to the same content item?” This is a question that I am often asked by users of The Linguist. My answer is as follows. How do you feel? Please email me and let me know. I feel… Continue reading

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