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Learn Languages with Steve Kaufmann
6 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Don't Try To Memorize Vocabulary
Some people say you should try to learn 10 words a day and make sure you can use them, really nail them down. I've never found that effective. Here is how I learn vocabulary.
8 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Get The Best From Your Online Language Tutor
Make sure you have a tutor who has the imagination, the wherewithal and the resourcefulness to keep the conversation going when there’s a lull. A tutor who comes up with a new subject, a new question, something to keep the conversation going. This is key.
6 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
To Improve Comprehension DON'T Try To Understand
As you are progressing in your target language there will be lots of times when you are not going to understand. To reach your goals you need to accept this and keep moving forward.
12 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Enjoy The English Learning Journey With Rupa Sensei
Enthusiasm is such an important factor in language learning, and there are few more enthusiastic than YouTuber Rupa Sensei. I caught up with Rupa to find out how and why he is inspiring English learners.
13 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Learning Persian: My Intensive Study Plan
Though I am an input-based language learner I want to output better. That’s why I am embarking on a three month challenge of increased Persian study. Here’s what I will do to step up my Persian.
10 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Language Learning & The Inverted Hockey Stick
There are two stages in language learning: the initial intense study of a limited number of words, and the later more extensive approach to learning in order to acquire the up to 10,000 words needed to function at a professional level. These two stages make up the upside down hockey stick.
9 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
3 Tips For First Time Language Learners
It’s easy to get caught up in the negative as a first time language learner: I keep forgetting the words, I can’t speak, I’m just not getting it. You need to maintain a positive attitude and believe you will get there. Keep on putting in the time and you will improve.
12 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
How I Learn Arabic
I began learning Arabic in early 2018. In this video, I discuss what my learning strategy was at the beginning of my Arabic journey and how it has changed over the years.
9 minutes | May 27, 2022
Culture: Language Learning Goal 7
My seventh and final video in my series on language learning goals is on culture. I leave culture until last so I can explore it in the target language. It makes the exercise more meaningful.
8 minutes | May 20, 2022
What Makes A Successful Language Learner?
Of course there are objective factors when it comes to being a successful language learner, but there are some subjective factors too. In this video I discuss the characteristics I believe set language learners up for success.
7 minutes | May 13, 2022
Why Learn Another Language?
As well as enjoying the process, learning another language means I get to discover a new culture and people. What is your “why”?
9 minutes | May 11, 2022
Writing In A New Language: Language Learning Goal 6
Writing is an effective way to improve language skills. You have time to look things up: words, verb and noun forms, conjugations, declensions, phrases, etc. You have more time to work on your output than when you’re engaged in an oral conversation.
11 minutes | May 6, 2022
Italian Automatico With Alberto @Impara L'Italiano Con Italiano Automatico
Learning is about much more than schools. This is especially true for language learning. A major ingredient for success is enthusiasm, on the part of the learner and the teacher. My chat with Alberto of Italiano Automatico.
7 minutes | May 4, 2022
We’ll Never Be Perfect
Language learning is not about performing or being judged. It's about communicating, understanding, expressing our thoughts and ideas and feelings, however imperfectly, in the language we're learning.
1 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
Grammar: Language Learning Goal 5
Grammar or correct usage is usually the first goal of language instruction. For me it’s the fifth goal, after acquiring words, reading, listening, and speaking with mistakes. It’s only then that I focus more on grammar.
15 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
How To Learn Vocabulary With And Without Flashcards
Vocabulary growth is key to acquiring a language. In this video I show I do this. Spoiler, I'm not a big user of flash cards. I learn words in context, or occasionally using lists.
6 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Language Learning Content Or Grammar Focus? With Olly Richards
Compelling input is increasingly recognized as the sine qua non of language learning. So where does grammar instruction or grammar learning fit in? Olly and Steve discuss this.
23 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Learning Languages Through Stories With Olly Richards
Olly Richards of storytelling.com and I compare notes on the technology we use to set up for our videos. Language learning has become more easier through technology, but making videos for YouTube has become more technically demanding.
8 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Speaking A New Language: Language Learning Goal 4
The goal of language learning, for most people, is speaking. But, for me, it isn't the first goal. A strong passive vocabulary, good reading skills, and good listening comprehension are earlier goals that enable to become a good speaker of the language.
8 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Listening: Language Learning Goal 3
Though listening is the third goal in my hierarchy of language learning goals, in many ways it is the most important. Listening is easy to do and it is the best preparation for speaking.
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