Teaching and learning foreign languages: problems, solutions, strategies
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Here are eight tips to help you pick the right music for learning English
You can learn a lot from reading books in your target language. You can benefit from a book’s message and equally from its language. In other words, a book can improve your way of life and your language learning at the same time.
Here we can discuss the films that we watch or used to watch when learning a foreign language. What films do you consider most useful and effective for yourself and why?
This article will be extremely useful for those who learn Russian as a foreign language and for those who teach or want to teach it.
Ah! Russia. The Red Army Choir, the Red Square, its vodka, its incomprehensible alphabet and its beautiful women. If you want to find out more about the interesting and unknown world of Russia, more than the stereotypes above, then there’s only one thing to do: to learn the Russian language! Russian isn’t that difficult to learn, as long as you have good reasons to learn it. In the list you’ll find below, I’ll give you 7 reasons for learning the Russian language.
In the musical movie My Fair Lady, linguist Professor Higgins teaches the lower-class Eliza Doolittle how to speak “proper” English, and hilarity ensues. But while we laugh at their struggles and at the Professor’s absurd character, we hopefully also understand some of the messages behind the movie (itself an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion), as well as the method to Professor Higgins’ madness: An educated, “proper-speaking” Eliza Doolittle has far many more economic and social options than she had at the beginning of the play.
Learning foreign languages can be really tough, especially for adults, as their brains are already stuffed with too many things and they’ve lost an ability to absorb new knowledge like a sponge. Also, the problem is that not everyone is good at learning languages. Some people just can’t do it as fast and as well as others. Another thing is that it’s quite difficult to spare some extra time to study when you have to go to work or college, and even harder if you have kids. That’s when you have to figure out the most effective way to learn a foreign language not to spend your time in vain and act
The second interview with Tim Ferriss on intensive language learning
An interview with New York Times best selling author, Tim Ferriss
Literary translator John Angliss explains why the unusual structure of Turkish, and Turkey's considerable regional influence, makes the language such a delight to learn.