Monthly Archives: October 2012

Confidence and trust in language learning.

How can I learn Korean and still improve in my Russian, Czech and German? This was the concern I raised in my last post. Well, I have started doing something about it. I am reading the news in Geman. I am using LingQ to read about the horrible dam… Continue reading

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Language learner’s lament

How can we maintain our languages and learn new ones? I will find out over the next year or so. I am just back from a 4 week trip. Montreal, Prague, Portugal, Spain, London and Berlin. A high point was my last evening in Prague where I felt that I… Continue reading

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Berlin meet up Oct 26

Here are the pictures of our jolly group. We all had an enthusiastic discussion about (guess what?) languages in the Tucholsky Restauration. Just to add names to the faces in the group photo, clockwise from the left. Judith, Hendrik, Simon, Matthe… Continue reading

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Sprachen und Beruf day 1

I found the day disappointing. Lots of the same old comments about managing diversity, intercultural communication, global English. Very little new. Lots of nice and enthusiastic people, however. Continue reading

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Sprachen und Beruf – Language and Business

I am in Berlin attending the Sprachend und Beruf show to see if I can make some useful contacts for LingQ in the corporate language learning world. We’ll see how things go. Continue reading

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Meet up in Berlin Oct 26 at 7 pm

We are having a meet up in Berlin on Oct 26 at 7 pm at the http://www.restauration-tucholsky.de/index.php/restauration/ restaurant. Please come and join a group of language enthusiasts. Continue reading

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Five days to fluency-a great success!

Five days in Prague, really four. Yet I greatly improved both in my ability to comprehend Czech and my ability to speak Czech. This was not just because of these few days in Prague. It was the result of one year of work. For at least the first 8 m… Continue reading

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