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Can you teach a foreign language, when you can’t speak it yourself?

June 12th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Lessons in KLOO for kids and adults ABSOLUTELY How so? Because it happens with KLOO every day. Teachers use KLOO in their classes even if they themselves don't speak the language. As it's an auto-answering game (a game that answers the questions it poses), players learn without needing the teacher's intervention. In no time at all players will be able to: Build their vocabulary through Discovery Learning Make foreign sentences in under one minute Start playing - even if they are absolute beginners Have a lots of fun Speak the language out loud More and more schools are [...]

Learning a language: from Resilience to Brilliance

January 22nd, 2014|Tags: , |

The secret ingredient to be brilliant. You can be fluent in a second language too So often people make things look easy. Great sports people, dancers, singers all make their art look like a walk in the park...and so do people who have mastered a second language (I am talking of bilinguals who were not brought up with a second language at home). You can find yourself gawping at them and their ability to converse fluently  in different languages while you stumble to put together a single coherent sentence ...  and you wonder how [...]

How to get reluctant MFL students learning

July 12th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

Getting students to WANT to learn languages. A change of approach changes attitudes. Teaching some students a language can be a challenge For MFL teachers the aim is to get their students to learn a second language. Hook or by crook. It is natural then for teachers to want to explain why learning a language is so important. The problem is that, although learning a language bestows huge benefits on the learner, some students seem impervious to persuasion and are, well, just not interested - and no amount of persuasion will move them. Many teachers [...]

Hopelessly addicted to learning a foreign language

May 16th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning a language can harness the brain's joy of learning new things, but leave you with something of permanent value, in a way that neither drugs nor video games ever could.

Proven Best Way to Learn New Words in a Foreign Language

February 20th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Best ways to build vocabulary in a foreign language We learned new words through Discovery Learning I am pretty sure that none of us had parents who, when we were very young, gave us lists of words to learn by next week. What generally happened is that we would point at something that we wanted to know the name of, such as a dog, and our parents said "Dog" and we repeated "Dog". This is form of learning is called Discovery Learning  and it is the natural way we built our vocabulary when we were small. [...]

Why language is important for your child’s career, lifestyle and even income

February 13th, 2012|Tags: , , |

A second language benefits children in many ways Learning a language is important for a child's future Sometimes there is a an article that encapsulates everything in a nutshell. This piece, that appeared in the Sunday Express recently, is such a piece. It talks about how learning a language is more than  just another subject to learn - much more. It explains how employers are actively seeking personnel with language skills and cannot find them. It shows that people with language skills earn more and generally can look forward to a better lifestyle...if you want [...]

How to use Kindle to learn a language

January 13th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |

3 steps to using Kindle E-books to learn a language It's easy to use a Kindle to learn a foreign language Volumes have been written about Kindle and the way it can revolutionize the way we read.  But did you know Kindle and E-Books also make learning a language a lot easier....read on. As well as using Kindle for reading my usual books, I also use it to brush up my Italian. In doing so I have learned that the Kindle has made learning a language through reading, easier than ever. There are just 3 simple [...]

The importance of games in language learning

May 17th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , |

Language Games prove their value KLOO's Race to Madrid to learn Spanish A well designed game can simulate real life. Monopoly simulates the property market while flight simulators let pilots play at flying a plane before they are let loose on a real one. There are even war games. Countries don't want to gain experience of war by going to war - so they simulate it. Simulation is a fancy word for "make believe" (as my children call it). It's an elaborate game. Turning language into a game I have worked with games [...]

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

January 6th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Better than magic – the best way to learn a second language Learning a language as if by magic? I remember as an eight year old, asking my mother if I could take a rug into the garden. With her permission, I laid it out in the middle of the lawn and closed my eyes. Concentrating hard, and with firm conviction, I uttered the special magic words to make my carpet fly. It did not move. The problem was clear: I was using the wrong words. I resolutely stuck to my task, using [...]

5 Easy Ways to learn a Foreign Language at Home – Part 4

December 21st, 2010|Tags: , , , , |

How to save time and money learning a foreign language Buying the right language product is like buying a diamond - you need to know what to look for. I recently walked into a jewellery shop to buy a ring for my wife. As the door swung shut behind me and I realised I was the only customer – trapped between rows of twinkling gems and several very gimlet eyed sales people. Beads of sweat broke out on my forehead. It is not so much the high cost of some very small things [...]

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