Learn a language: Motivation, self-discipline or habit: which factor do you need to succeed in language learning?
“Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn When I was learning languages at university, I often came across articles about motivation and language learning; how to keep learners motivated, how to be motivated to keep learning a foreign language, etc. Then in adult...Read more
Learning a language: How to maintain your foreign language skills (3 steps)
You have some good foreign language skills and are thinking: how can I maintain these skills long-time? How can I maintain language learning on a daily/regular basis? I’ll share with you today some tips on how to include language learning into your daily routine and ways to maintain this habit...Read more
Spring Has Sprung – The Origin of “Spring” in 12 Different Languages
Although we have had some uncharacteristically warm weather recently, the season on its way in March is actually spring, and the observant among you will have noticed the spring flowers starting to poke their heads above the ground. To celebrate this new beginning, this blog post looks at the word...Read more
“Christmas” in different languages – the meaning behind the words
Christmas is coming, and many of us are excitedly preparing for it. But beyond the presents, food, family gatherings and decorations, have you ever stopped to wonder where the word “Christmas” comes from, what it really means, and what its meaning is in other languages? This post looks at the...Read more
How to maintain your language-learning momentum: 5 inspirational self-study tips
The end of the year is fast approaching and we have all got a lot on our plates, juggling work and preparations for family celebrations or New Year festivities. There will be a break at the end of this BLS term and we will all need to keep up our...Read more
Interview with Babel Babies
1. What is Babel Babies, who created it and where are you based? Babel Babies provides multilingual, multisensory music sessions suitable from birth. We explore songs and stories from around the world with our multilingual mascot, Croc Monsieur. We believe it is never too early or too late for parents...Read more
Learning a Language: Are Group Lessons Really for Me?
When we decide we want to learn a new language, we want to find a suitable tutor or a course to guide us through our new learning journey. When is it right to have group lessons? Let me share with you some ideas. FIRST STEP Let’s learn a new language...Read more
Learning a Language: Is Individual Tuition Really for Me?
When we decide we want to learn a new language, we want to find a suitable tutor or a course to guide us through our journey of learning a foreign language. When is it right to have individual lessons? Let me share with you some ideas: LANGUAGE SPECIFICATION You might...Read more
Language Learning Tips: Do I have time to learn a foreign language every day?
Do I have time to learn a foreign language every day? Of course, not! But, I think you may change your mind after reading this article, so let me explain. Impossible possible? First of all, I’m not talking about spending hours practising every day (although, that would be just perfect!),...Read more