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    Making Language Learning Goals

    Making Language Learning Goals

    One of the best ways to learn a new language is to create a NEED to learn the language.  Creating a need is the reason that many people who become immersed in the language (commonly by living in an area where it is the predominant native language) learn rather quickly: they have to.  People who […]

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    What Is Linguistic Anthropology?

    What Is Linguistic Anthropology?

    In a nutshell, linguistic anthropology is the study of how languages contribute to and form our perceptions of the world, and how language can contribute to sociology in terms of delineating groups and forming a sense of community and belonging. When I was studying at the University of Michigan I took a random class called […]

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    How Language Can Shape The Perception Of Time

    How Language Can Shape The Perception Of Time

    Not all cultures think of time in the same way, and many times language is tied into this perception.  It has often been a question amongst scholars whether or not language actually influences the way a person thinks, or if all people think the same way and just talk about it differently.  Several studies have […]

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    Memory Strategies For Learning A New Language

    Memory Strategies For Learning A New Language

    Why does it seem that some people can just remember more than others?  It just doesn’t seem fair, does it?  Well, thankfully there are some strategies to help you improve your memory when it comes to learning a new language. Most of the time people use simple repetition and rote memory in order to learn […]

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    The Best Language Learning Software

    The Best Language Learning Software

    If you want to learn a new language at home, then getting a software program might be a great idea.  The best part about software for learning a language is that it is interactive, and can replicate the experience of being in a classroom, and even somewhat replicate the experience of conversing with native speakers.  […]

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    Language Learning Myths

    Language Learning Myths

    There are a lot of myths that seem to prevail around the topic of learning a language.  Somehow people acquire these ideas no matter what classes they have taken or whom they have talked to.  It’s definitely hard to learn a new language, but don’t let these false ideas impede your progress.  You must go […]

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    The Best Way To Learn French

    The Best Way To Learn French

    So you want to speak French?  Then you’re probably wondering how you should go about doing so.  The best way to learn French is to immerse yourself in the language – meaning live in a place where French is spoken.  But honestly, how many of us can really do that other than free-spirited backpackers and […]

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