Language Immersion Using Social Media

Language Immersion Using Social Media

In this guest post, website developer, language tutor, and language enthusiast Teddy Nee shares how you can learn a foreign language better by immersing yourself via social media networks, plus some powerful little features that you might not know about.

Review of The Michel Thomas Method

Review of The Michel Thomas Method

From surviving Nazi internment camps to teaching French to Hollywood stars, Michel Thomas was truly an amazing man. Read on to learn more about his life and his unique language learning approach.

How to Conquer Chinese Characters

How to Conquer Chinese Characters

Chinese characters are arguably the most intimidating part of getting started in Japanese or Chinese, but I believe they can also be the most enjoyable if tackled correctly. This article shares the tips, tools, and psychology you need to master kanji and hanzi.

eBooks: A Language Learner’s Best Friend

eBooks: A Language Learner’s Best Friend

Just as the printing press democratized access to the written word, ebooks are again revolutionizing how information is produced, distributed, and consumed, offering language learners a more portable, affordable, and time efficient way to learn.

Polyglot, Author & LingQ Founder Steve Kaufmann on Why You Are Never Too Old to Learn a Language

Polyglot, Author & LingQ Founder Steve Kaufmann on Why You Are Never Too Old to Learn a Language

With 11 languages under his belt, Steve Kaufmann is an extremely accomplished language learner. His extensive language learning wisdom in shared in his book titled The Way of the Linguist: A Language Learning Odyssey and his online language learning system called LingQ. In the interview, we discuss what Steve believes to be the 7 most common misconceptions about language learning, how to learn Mandarin effectively, and the role of a good teacher.

Review of LingQ.com

Review of LingQ.com

Pronounced like the word “link” (not “ling-kyu” as it is often mispronounced), LingQ is an an online and iOS app based language learning system created by Steve Kaufmann. The “freemium” site allows users to easily look up and save unknown words and phrases (what they call “LingQing”, hence the name of the site)m with tools for 11 languages: Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish (which happen to be the same 11 languages Steve speaks).

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