Monthly Archives: December 2010

Will online learning platforms ever take off?

Kirsten Winkler runs an interesting blog on online learning with a wide variety of points of view and useful information. I saw this article on why online learning platforms will never take off, so I thought I would try to counter these points. He… Continue reading

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In answer to Igor and Friedemann – political correctness in Swedish and German

Swedish and German Igor and Friedemann wanted a video on political correctness in Swedish and German, here they are. Now back to Korean and Christmas preparations. Continue reading

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Interviews with language learners

I received this email. If you are interested have a look at the video and tell me what you think. “Interview on Language Learning A friend of mine in South Korea recently produced a 12-minute video about language learning using a series of intervi… Continue reading

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You’re never too old to learn languages

Languages are fun and good for you. Here, after a long hiatus, is a video I did, in several languages, on the subject. Continue reading

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Starting up in Korean again

I studied Korean for about 6 months about 4 or 5 years ago, and haven’t done much since. I tried to start up again last September but travels in Europe kind of got in the way. Now I have started again using the LingQ Beginner lessons in our librar… Continue reading

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Too Asian?

Freedom of speech and the right to genuine academic inquiry are essential to what I hold important in our culture. These values are often under attack by people who are driven by ideology. This ideology can be religious, political or ethnic. These… Continue reading

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Listen to learn

You need to hear a word 160 times in order to learn it according to recent research at Cambridge University. See these summaries in English and Italian.I do not know if this is true. I do know that I often understand things and remember things bet… Continue reading

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