Posts tagged language acquisition

Language Learning

Bored? Uninspired? Learn A New Language And Be Happy All The Time

Everyone who has ever seriously tried to learn a new language knows that it is hard work. Perhaps the best proof for this simple fact is the onslaught of shady offers with promises like: “The Secret Method Nobody Wants You To Know!…

May 22, 2015, by


German Short Stories For Beginners

There are many ways to learn or teach German, but my favorite approach is using stories. I can think of a number of reasons why learning German with stories is so effective, but the best one is this: because it’s fun! Learning…

October 16, 2013, by

Language Learning

Learn a Language With Music: Boost Your Memory & Connect The Dots

Have you ever tried to learn a language by listening to music? Here are some tips and tricks how to get the most out of learning a language with music. Why Learn a Language With Music? Music influences us in…

October 3, 2013, by

Language Learning

3 Reasons Why Video Games Are Underestimated In Language Learning

Is dabbling in video games a valid method for learning a foreign language? Slaying dragons and fighting epic space battles may be an entertaining way to kill some time, but it’s not what most people would associate with learning a new language….

April 2, 2013, by

Language Learning

Language Learning Is Not A Contest

Browsing through language learning related forums and blogs, I sometimes get the impression that language learning is a new sport. Learners boast with the number of tongues they have “mastered” and conversation topics circle around questions of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”…

March 4, 2013, by


Through Thick & Thin: Why Languages Are Like Friends

There are (at least) two kinds of language learners. One needs to learn a language in order to reach a certain goal. This goal may reach from getting a visa, writing an application to communicating to your spouse from “over-seas”….

August 28, 2010, by