Get Your Foreign Language Pronunciation Right From The StartJanuary 13, 2012
In my time living in many different countries it’s always bugged me when I’ve met expats with shamefully bad pronunciation despite them having a good level of fluency in the local language.
Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom: Chinese Guy Learns Irish To Ireland's ShameJanuary 08, 2012
Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom is still entirely relevant and hard-hitting for people interested in language revival and specifically Irish.
Benny Lewis' Mandarin Mission And Steve Kaufmann's ResponseJanuary 07, 2012
I decided to make a quick video response to Benny Lewis’ latest mission to learn Mandarin Chinese to C1 fluency along with Steve Kaufmann’s subsequent video criticizing his attempt.
How To Use Feelings And Senses To Learn Foreign Languages More EffectivelyJanuary 06, 2012
Did you know that the most common and erroneous way that a lot of us try to learn foreign language vocabulary, phrases and expressions is by repetition of the foreign language word/s and the translation in our native language?
Language Shadowing: A Superior Learning MethodDecember 30, 2011
I’ve spent a few hours this morning checking out the website and Youtube channel of Alexander Arguelles, one of the hyperpolyglot subjects of Michael Erard’s new book Babel No More.
How To Learn To Speak Tolkien Elvish (LOTR + The Hobbit)December 23, 2011
Is it feasible that a purely fictional language like Tolkien Elvish could ever be made to become a spoken, living language? How do you learn to speak Elvish?
Quick Tips To Maximize Limited Language Learning TimeDecember 21, 2011
Are you one of these people who put off learning another language because you just don’t have enough time?
Learn The Irish Language Before St. Patrick's Day - My ChallengeDecember 15, 2011
Well... after years of wanting to learn the Irish language and talking about it incessantly but never actually doing it, I’’m finally jumping into it this week.