Monthly Archives: November 2011

Why learn Russian?

Russian is an international language, used in the post-Soviet space as a lingua franca. Russia has rich literature, and has demonstrated genius and excellence in science, music, dance, and many other fields. Perhaps this genius and striving for pe… Continue reading

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A good reason to learn Hungarian.

Motivation is the key to language learning success. Here is a powerful reason to learn Hungarian.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n0qXSO7Z-Q?fs=1&feature=oembed%5D Continue reading

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Learning English in China, the language gets in the way of the tests.

Do tests get in the way of language learning or does the language get in the way of passing the tests. Try reading this article from China Daily about English learning in China. Below is a sample of the dog’s breakfast that is language learning in… Continue reading

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Audiobooks galore from China.

I am just back from China and 20% of the weight in my suitcase consists of audiobook CDs that I bought there. History, philosophy, literature, lots!!, in Mandarin and Cantonese. Some even have the text on the CD. My Czech learning has been brought… Continue reading

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Nine ideas for reinventing language teaching.

Here is an interesting article that I discovered on how to change language learning. I think it was written by a language teacher too! Continue reading

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