Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bilingual children at a cost of $40,000 per year per child.

A new school is starting up in New York that will immerse kids as young as 3 years old in a second language. The cost is $40,000 per year, per child. Ouch!! I have 5 grandchildren. Three of them attend French immersion. Another one has French and … Continue reading

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Talking about language learning in Cantonese.

For those who understand Cantonese, here is an interview I did in August with a local Cantonese radio station (Fairchild). I only just got the audio file. We talk about language learning, what else? It is very long, 45 minutes or so. 01 Xmas 2008 … Continue reading

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Learning Spanish in Argentina: Be prepared for change

I was approched by this Spanish language school about putting up a guest post about learning Spanish in Argentina. I agreed since I thought it was an interesting subject. I also don’t mind giving them some publcity. I am hoping that this can lead … Continue reading

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能不能在中国见面?

我将在中国旅游。希望和我们LingQ一些成员能见面。10月24-26日在北京,然后10月27日至29 日在上海和苏州,。29号到30号早上在香港。 以后在中国南部和一个 拿大木材代表团一起访问中国… Continue reading

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Meet up in China.

Any chance for a meet up in China with LingQers and language learners in general? I will arrive in China late afternoon October 24. I will depart by high speed train to Suzhou on Wednesday afternoon around 4 pm, arriving in Suzhou around 9 pm. I w… Continue reading

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Hindi advances

Hindi has moved past Esperanto in the vote to decide the next language to add at LingQ. I was surprised. There are still two weeks left to vote at our Facebook page. Continue reading

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Learning words, word frequency, graded readers and more.

To me the major task in language learning is the acquisition of vocabulary. If this is done through massive listening and reading, it will naturally bring with it a constantly improving familiarity with the language, making it easier and easier to… Continue reading

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