Month: February 2014

I’m so tired…

ImageWe sometimes feel the need of study, or go to the gym, or do the washing-up… but we can’t get our asses off the sofa! Yes, we are lazy monkeys, we all are sometimes. Being tired can be the result of two different things really, being truly tired or boredome. I see both in my classes. Students are sometimes tired because they haven’t got much sleep, or they’ve been working so hard they can’t even keep their eyes open. But the majority of times somebody yawns in a class I am looking at a bored person!

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Face your Fears

busto-hombre-asustado-reptil-camaleonYou may not want to recognize it, but fear is what stops you in the language class, in real life and everywhere. Fear is taking your dreams out of you, and it is a devil in disguise, as it appears not as fear, but as any excuse that will allow you to blame everything and everyone except you. Let’s face our fears for once when studying a language and let’s start doing the right things.

Consolarium

teclado-futbol-periodismo-comunicacionNothing but respect to the new education tool being developed in Scotland right now, I refer to Consolarium, a project in which contents are taught throughout new technologies. Videogames must become an efficient tool to be used wisely, instead of the evil thing some think they are. Time for a change!

Reality or Fiction?

building-saarland-germany-291558-hI have always been surprised to see the kids answering to the TV, as if they had been asked. There is a period of time in which we don’t fully recognize reality of fiction. That’s why it’s so easy to mock children with sweet little lies. As the conscious mind matures, reality is more accurately recognized, but only because or Conscious mind has evolved, not because the Dormant Giant has changed. We can use this feature of not discerning reality from fiction to our benefit while learning a language. This is the basic clue of Thinking Languages!

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The Dormant Giant

ImageAs in a fairy tale, our mind has a giant monster sleeping inside. We rarely see him, but when he shows up, his power is so immense, he could destroy everything around. And as in fairy tales, most of the people in the village have heard of him, but only the hero in this story, and that’s you, will battle the giant.Welcome to your subconscious mind.

A road that starts

Nothing can be more appealing than the commence of a new project, and with all the happiness and pride, we present Thinking Languages! Int. to you all. This is a blog in which you’ll find the best advice about learning languages, no matter which one you want to study.

But don’t get us wrong, as this is not a blog in which you will learn, not even study, a language. This is a blog about how to study and learn them properly. No miracle ways, no empty promises as you may find somewhere else. This is a revolutionary method that will guide you in your effort, only if that’s what you want. Our tips will help you with your studying and you will reach your goal not only faster, but you will get a much better confidence in yourself, and you’ll learn significantly, not memorizing as if you were a parrot.

The whole process of learning a language is a natural event that takes place naturally in us all. This will enable us to use the same processes mother nature uses when teaching babies, and use them in our advantage, but with the knowledge and experience of an adult.

After ten years experience teaching students in classes, I am to widen the range of my lessons to the entire world, to everyone willing to hear, by using the two more important languages in the world, Spanish and English. I know with hose two lingua francas, the vast majority can be reached, and learning a language will no longer be a struggle for those of you willing to communicate in a foreign language.