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5 Easy Ways to learn a Foreign Language at Home – Part 3

November 29th, 2010|Tags: , , , |

The bird brain approach to learning a foreign language Stress of finding language resources? Researchers - with far too much time on their hands - recently assessed the pressure that men are under when they go shopping. They wired them up to sensors and were astonished to find that when shopping, many men are under the same stress as a fighter pilot going into battle. This would be hilarious, except I have a strong suspicion that I am one of these panic stricken men. At Christmas time, I can be seen darting around department [...]

5 Easy Ways to learn a Foreign Language at Home – Part 2

November 23rd, 2010|Tags: |

What can hammering in a nail with a screwdriver teach us about language? Use the right resources to learn a language Have you ever tried to bang a nail in with the handle of a screwdriver. I have. While building a playhouse for my daughter at the bottom of the garden, I realised I had left the hammer in the garage. "What the hell", I thought, "I'll bang it in with the handle of the screwdriver." There were two outcomes. Firstly, I hurt my hand and, secondly, the nail did not budge. In [...]

5 Easy Ways to learn a Foreign Language at Home – Part 1

November 11th, 2010|Tags: , , |

Best way to acquire a second language - Part 1 Use foreign words to label household items Research has shown that the level of language “input” is an important factor in how well you learn your new language. On the other hand, setting aside daily dedicated study time can be difficult. One trick, therefore, is to make your second language a part of everyday life – so that learning becomes automatic and easy. Over the coming days Language Pie will post 5 methods to get everyday exposure to your new language and power [...]

Monolingualism can seriously damage your career propsects

November 3rd, 2010|Tags: |

Or bilingualism can seriously improve your career prospects! Who needs a second language? The English are bad (and maybe a little lazy) when it comes to learning a second language. What is the point when so many people abroad have taken the trouble to learn our language?  And let’s face it, modern languages are not the easiest of subjects at school. Children see foreign language as tough and often choose to drop it as a subject at secondary school.  Since 2004 the number of children taking languages in the UK has dropped by [...]

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