Average adult knows 60 000 words but only 10% of them is a result of deliberate teaching. The rest 90% of words we know and understand comes from oral or written context. Master this technique (incoded in the scientific world as Context Vocabulary Acquisition) and you will find the answer on how to learn vocabulary effectively. And, … Read more How to learn vocabulary effectively: the power of context
Learning a language (at least in its initial phase) all comes to learning new vocabulary. And one of the first questions you want to ask yourself to downsize this overwhelming task is how many words you need (really need) to learn in order to understand and speak a foreign language. The answer may be not … Read more How many words you need to learn to speak a language?
There are legends, that some languages are easier than others. What languages, why easier, and easier for whom – that’s another story. In this post, let’s go beyond urban legends and find what is this famous easiest language to learn. If you’ve been around someone who tried to learn a foreign language, you are probably … Read more What is the easiest language to learn?
I’m sure you’ve heard of the 10 000 hour rule. It jumps on you from books, podcasts, blog articles and Google results whenever you dare to ask how much time do you need to learn a skill. Or a language. And the number is so intimidating that it leaves you to options: forget about anything … Read more 10 000 Hour Rule and Language Learning: The Perfect Match
Music is a power driving us to explore the languages we don’t know. And you can use this power to accelerate your language learning! How? Just start to translate songs. Music doesn’t know language barriers. It can make you mumble the lyrics on the language you don’t know and feel the meaning without translating a … Read more Translate songs: step-by-step guide to learning with music
It’s early morning, and you’re already packed in that bus/train/subway for at least a half-an-hour. A-a-a-a-argh. But did you thought that it can be a huge advantage on your way to fluency? Let’s see how many options you have to use this time to learn a language. Allons-y! If you live in a big city, … Read more Hyperproductive U: How to Use Commute Time to Learn a Language