Monthly Archives: April 2010

Spare the grammar, the podcast

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Spare the grammar

Here is a video on the issue of grammar, just to stoke the fire a little. Continue reading

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Why I find grammar study largely a waste of time

To move our discussion of grammar along, I have done a little podcast on the subject, since I am too lazy to write it all out. I will produce a transcript later and put it into the LingQ English library. Continue reading

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What is a heritage language learner?

I regularly read about heritage language learners in North America. Who are they?Dos this term refer to someone whose parents speak another language at home, or also someone who comes from a home where one of the parents speaks another language? W… Continue reading

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Grammar lovers and grammar haters

There are two groups among language learners, the grammar lovers and the grammar haters. I would like to run a survey to find out which group is larger, at least among the readers of this blog. I would like your help in defining the two groups. I … Continue reading

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Our foreign languages are our own to use as we please.

Khatzumoto speaks much better Japanese then I do, Deko tells me in a comment here. I saw a video of Khatzumoto speaking Japanese. He is excellent,casual, natural and it strikes me, as a non-native,that he is very native like. I am very impressed. … Continue reading

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Language learning gets easier when we lighten up on the grammar terms

In a comment to my recent post about how the first foreign language is the hardest to learn, Randy had this to say.”Wow, for once I actually agree with you. Indeed, in my experience with languages, Spanish is among the absolute easiest to learn. H… Continue reading

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