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How To Learn Languages Like A Child (Yes It Is Possible)

October 27, 2018
Learning languages the way children do is something adults are capable of, despite what many believe. I'll explain and demonstrate how to do this.

The Simple Difference Between Language Fluency And Proficiency

August 03, 2018
Language fluency does not necessarily equal language proficiency and vice-versa. What causes confusion for people is blurring their distinction.

How My 1 Year Old Son's Language Learning Is Reaffirming My Approach

March 30, 2018
My son just turned one year old and I've been able to make some interesting observations of his language development that I believe are helpful to us as adult second language learners.

Do Men And Women Really Learn Languages Differently?

February 23, 2018
Here are a few of the ways scientific studies have shown that men and women learn differently and how we can use these differences to be mutually beneficial.

Passive Language Learning Is Nonsense And Here's Why...

February 23, 2016
You can't learn a language passively. Language learning – whether they''re our first, second or eighth – is the result of active use and engagement.

Knowing More Than One Language Is Not That Extraordinary

April 25, 2015
Did you know that monolinguals (people who can only speak one language) are a minority group in the world?

Everything You Thought You Knew About Language Fluency Is Wrong And Here's Why (Video)

June 11, 2014
Today I want to explain what fluency is and what it isn't (which I believe differs to what a lot of other people say) and also build on a few points I've made in the past.

Negotiation In Language Learning: The Refining Process

January 10, 2013
I'd like to begin to explore some vital areas of language learning that don''t receive enough attention and how increasing our understanding can have a positive impact on our progress.

Do Polyglots Have A Genetic Predisposition For Language Learning?

May 06, 2012
According to some genetic research, polyglots tend to be male, have autoimmune disorders, are left-handed, and may be musically or mathematically talented.

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