Foreign language

Solving Problems

Language Problems and Language Planning

Speaking about any particular topic is a great source of learning stuff… but solving a problem is what really matters!

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Three steps to success

I hope you enjoy this beautiful video.

Three steps to success that look like my 3 rules to learn a language… it seems it’s not just me having these crazy ideas!

Never give up! Constant work

A girl learning English in Shanghai.

It’s not the first time I insist on the importance of constant work, I’m afraid it won’t be the last. I have seen too many people dedicating a lot of their precious time to a task like learning a language, just to give up!

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Listening Skills

Listen, Understand, Act

A foreign language sounds like a constant buzz to the new speaker. It can be very disappointing trying to get a message and not being able to, we normally blame ourselves or the speakers maybe, which is worse… Is there any solution?

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The missing word – A language intuition practice

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Photo credit: Viewmaker)

I have always found incredibly amazing how my students get stuck reading a text when they find a word they don’t understand. They might be looking at 1,000 words they fully understand, and when it comes to a single unknown term, they only focus on that. Any solution? (more…)

The Spanish people and languages

Spain was different

Spain was different (Photo credit: . SantiMB .)

Spain is a very funny country. It is by far one of the countries in the world which spends more money regarding languages, and it is by far the last country speaking a foreign language. What’s wrong with Spain?

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Go on

The Passage of Time

The Passage of Time (Photo credit: ToniVC)

I have been working very hard for the last ten or more years, and it never seems to come to an end. We all dream of reaching our dreams, but they’re unreachable, as when we get them, they disappear. We are always in need of pursuing, and chasing is fun, real fun!

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A second language can save your life

Cat

Cat (Photo credit: kevin dooley)

Here’s a true story of how speaking a foreign language once saved the lives of two members of a family. (more…)

Inside our heads

A rotating animation of the human brain showin...

A rotating animation of the human brain showing the left frontal lobe in red within a semitransparent skull. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is sometimes also included in the frontal lobe. Other authors include the ACC as a part of limbic lobe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m very happy to find that we are currently more and more involved in finding out what’s happening inside our skulls. Human brain has been a total stranger to us for millenia, so much that we even thought feelings were in our hearts, which are a bit there too as emotions sometimes drive us, but there’s much more.

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