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


5 German Short Stories For Beginners

There are many ways to learn or teach German, but my favorite approach is using storytelling. 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