Monthly Archives: February 2010

The three keys to language learning success.

When I attended the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ) Convention in San Diego, I heard the following wise words from Mary Ann Lyman-Hager, Director of the San Diego State University Language Acquisition Research Center… Continue reading

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Why English is so hard to pronounce.

This thread from our LingQ forum raises some interesting issues about the difficulties of pronouncing foreign languages. Continue reading

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Stonewalled by the bureaucracy again.

The British Columbia provincial government decides how immigrant ESL funds are spent in this province. Thanks to my local member of the Provincial Legislative Assembly, I was put into contact with the Minister of Advanced Education, to whom I wrot… Continue reading

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Rosetta Stone achieves record results

Good on Rosetta Stone for their excellent results. Promoting language learning is always good. Now some of the people who have been through their system should migrate over to LingQ. Continue reading

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German foreign minister promotes the German language

Guido Westerwelle, Foreign Minister of Germany is promoting the use of his country’s language. Good for him. People should stand up for their own language. Continue reading

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Busuu and Livemocha, online language learning systems, are securing more financing.

Online language learning companies are securing additional financing, according to this article. I wish them luck. The bigger the online language learning communty becomes, hopefully the more people who will see that this method of language study … Continue reading

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The curious role of a language teacher.

What is the role of a language teacher? We have caused a little controversy at LingQ by opening up tutoring to all of our members. Some people feel that this will lower the quality of our tutors and make LingQ like Live Mocha. I do not agree. but … Continue reading

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