Monthly Archives: July 2011

Reading problems are related to listening problems.

According to research at MIT, our ability to discern and differentiate what we hear affects our ability to read. Dyslexic people have greater difficulty identifying the voices of speakers of their own language than non-dyslexic people. Non dyselxi… Continue reading

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Shotgun approach to learning Czech

One of the 4 new languages recently added to LingQ is Czech. (Arabic, Dutch and Polish) are the others. I have decided to focus on Czech. It is fun to start a language from scratch again, although it is not entirely from scratch, since many words … Continue reading

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I want to learn Farsi at LingQ.

I just added Farsi as a language to learn at LingQ. Anyone else out there want to vote for Farsi? Lots of history is connected with this language, and there are a lot of Farsi speakers here in Vancouver. Continue reading

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Learning Latin online surprisingly popular.

Our poll to determine the next language to add at LingQ has a surprising front runner, Latin. If Latin wins, I will have a chance to listen to Cicero in the original, I guess. Continue reading

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Which language should we add at LingQ? Where are the Esperantists?

Arabic, Czech, Dutch, and Polish have been added as Beta languages at LingQ. What should be next? You can vote on it at our Facebook page. You will then need to click on What language should we add next? in order to vote. You can voter for more th… Continue reading

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The power of interesting content.

I recently had to do an interview in Cantonese with a local radio station. Forty-five minutes! I had never spoken for 45 mintues in Cantonese with anyone, let alone in a radio interview. I had only a few days to prepare, since prior to the intervi… Continue reading

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Language politics in Canada, Seven-up and Quebec Health website.

Languages can divide just as much as they can bring us together. In Canada, French-English language hostility is something we have just become used to in our country. The most recent nonsense concerns two unrelated issues. On the one hand a franco… Continue reading

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