An article on how to choose language learning resources and materials that work for you (with recommendations).
A while back I wrote a guest post on I Want 2 Speak Thai, but the site is no longer up. I asked Travis if I could republish the article I wrote for him and he agreed, so you can now read my post on Sociolinguistics over at Eurolinguiste.
Check out my post on Sociolinguistics and its importance in language learning.
Here is one of the posts that I promised a while back in my article on onomatopoeic French expressions, animal sounds! I know that a few of you mentioned them in the comments on the last post and I stated that I intended to do write it. I must admit that it has been sitting in “drafts” since I wrote that previous post (I wrote them both at the same time).
// Original Post in 2012 //
If you were wondering – if you weren’t please feel free to skip down to the animal sounds – the reason that it took me so long to finally hit “publish” on this post is that I’m in a bit of a pickle (hopefully I’m using this expression correctly). I love writing about language and being Eurolinguiste, but I’m finding that music is beginning to take back that place it once had in my life and Sksaxgirl is taking over.
I don’t feel like my posts about language such as this one have a place over at the other blog, but I also don’t want to bombard all of you with my concert/album/music promoting and constant discussion of music things. At the same time, however, I’m beginning to have a hard time managing both. Basically what it all comes down to is the need for your input. What would you do in my situation? Any advice would be immensely appreciated!
// Update 2014 //
Check out the list of animal sounds here.
I love to read, and this post will tell you that again at least two or three more times. I have a ton of books I’d like to get through this year and this is just the tip of the iceberg (to use a cliché). I also want to start reviewing language learning resources on Eurolinguiste, so here are a few I’m going to look at the next few months. Here’s to a great year of language study! Happy 2014!
It’s time for my pseudo-monthly language update! I intended to make the update monthly, but I missed November. Sorry about that! In this month’s post, I announce the language I’ll be studying in 2014 and a few of the language learning resources on my holiday wish list. I’d love to hear about yours!
When living in a multi-language household, making mistakes in either language is completely natural. The act of transitioning from one language into another is called code-switching, and although our brains are quite capable of making that switch, mistake in grammar and word use still occur.
My family constantly experiences these blunders as we move from one language to another and we find quite a bit of amusement with our mistakes. At some point, inspired by Kidlingville (formerly The Book of Alice), I started writing them down so I could share the most amusing ones with you.
You can read about the Eurodictionary’s latest addition here.
We recently had a guest post from Sam Brinson on how music can help you learn a foreign language. Music and language learning are my two passions and I love anything that can connect the two. You can check out the article here.