“Most of my job opportunities have manifested because I could speak the language the employer needed. I got jobs for which I was under-qualified but I was the only applicant who could speak the language!”
Welcome to the fifth installment of Language Learning Gets Personal.
This time we have one of the most respected and famous polyglots in Susanna Zaraysky.
Lets’ face it.
Learning a new language can be a frustrating experience sometimes.
Granted, anything you can translate literally to a language you already know is a piece of cake.
But it’s in those things that differ so much from our native tongue where the challenges surface.
Every experienced language learner knows it.
Motivation is hard to come by sometimes.
The best way to obtain it is to have an actual “need” to learn a new language.
But what to do when that need disappears?
19 experts help out.
The Learn German Easily case study has seen its first seven sessions.
How did I do? And more importantly: how did the course perform?
I’ll reveal all the details in this first report.
Can you learn German without battling with grammar rules?
Grammatically, German isn’t the easiest language to learn so it would be nice to avoid that.
Well, there’s a course out there that claims it can help you do just that.
Welcome to the second Smart Language Learner Case Study.
“A student of mine had missed his class. I wanted to say: “would you like to make up for the lesson”. Instead I said: “would you like to make out for the lesson”. He answered with a smile: “Camille, you should charge much more”… I understood my mistake and we both burst out in laughing.”
Time for another edition of Language Learning Gets Personal!
“I did a little simple math and found that the 20 most widely spoken languages cover about 53% of the world’s population. In other words, if I could speak those 20 languages I could communicate with half the world.”
Welcome to the third edition of Language Learning Gets Personal. This time with Jared Romey from Speaking Latino.
The first Smart Language Learner case study has come to an end.
On one hand, it’s sad. I’ve had a lot of fun doing the case study.
On the other, it’s exciting because it means I can reveal my final results!
In my first report, the results were great, but only for 30 newly learned words. Will the results hold up now I’ve tried to learn almost 130 words?
In this edition we have no one less than the Yearlyglot: Randy Hunt!
In many ways, Randy is the perfect fit for Language Learning Gets Personal.
On his blog, he doesn’t just talk about Language learning but also about the effects of learning new languages on his personal life. To top it all off: Randy is never shy to give his opinion.
Learning grammar — for many the horror of learning a new language.
But does it have to be this way?
Let’s find out in this second edition of Ask the Experts.
20 language-learning experts give super balanced advice on how to learn foreign grammar.