Can language learning methods be fun AND effective?
Short answer: Yes Let's face it, language learning can be hard. To be competent you need to learn strange words; comprehend grammar, as well as learn the skills to speak, listen and read. It can be overwhelming - and for many people it is. The terminology of language, I think, is most off-putting: definitive articles, first person plural, pluperfect, the gerund, imperfect subjunctive! If I am honest I still have to stop and think whenever confronted with such terms. If that's not enough to scare away a budding new learner, I don't know what is. [...]