Learning a language: is it worth repeating the same level?
Repetitio est mater studiorum We all want to progress when learning a new language, right? So what happens when we repeat the same level? Language learning is a complex process and requires our constant use of the learnt material (repetition), as well as learning new material. Even though all our...Read more
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
Book review: How languages changed my life
‘The decision to learn a foreign language is (…) an act of friendship’ John le Carré It’s a fascinating read which should be compulsory for those studying/learning/living with foreign languages. The book “How languages changed my life” (Project MEITS) contains 26 stories written by people whose lives were transformed by...Read more
Learn a language: My new language challenge!
As I mentioned last week, I plan to challenge myself and to start learning a new language (!). I’ll use the blog to update you on my improvements, what resources I use and how I plan my study. Group or 1-1 As a working mama, my free time is limited:...Read more
Learn a language: Can I learn Polish, Czech, French, Russian & Portuguese on YouTube?
Today, I’d like to see if we can improve our language skills via YouTube channels. I hope to inspire you to use some free resources that are available online. I’ll first focus on the languages that I’m familiar with (Polish, Czech, French and Russian) or plan to learn (Portuguese). Yes,...Read more
Book review: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
“A walk in the woods will never be the same again.” [cover] Why read about trees when you’re learning a new language? First, for pleasure, as it’s a fascinating read. Peter Wohlleben presents many interesting scientific facts about trees: he talks about some mysterious truths (why deciduous trees drop leaves...Read more