Experience the Eureka moment! I am pretty sure that none of us had parents who, when we were toddlers, gave us lists of words to learn by next week. I don't think so. 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 form of learning is called Discovery Learning. It is the natural way we learned new words when we were small and is the way our brains are hot wired to build vocabulary. Using Discovery Learning creates powerful Eureka [...]
How important is your method of learning? Learning a foreign language depends much more on the tools you use than your innate “language ability”. Use the wrong tools and you start believing that you don’t have the necessary talent to learn a language (when you absolutely do). Conversely, use the right tools and systems and your natural language ability will shine. Think of a golfer trying to play golf with a cricket bat. Or a tennis player trying to play tennis with a football! Crazy eh? It won't work. And it doesn't work for language [...]
Trafalgar Junior School learn to speak Spanish by playing KLOO. The children show how easy it is to play and make foreign sentences. Language Teachers explain how KLOO accelerates learning while making language fun.
Language Resources Review - MFL Resources that do and don't work Foreign Language Bookshop neon sign (Photo credit: avlxyz) If you are reading this...there is a good chance you have already tried different language resources and have been left feeling disappointed. Finding the best way to learn a foreign language is the right thing to do - but it's not easy. Perhaps you haven’t made a purchase yet but are bewildered and confused. There is a lot to be confused about! There are CDs, talking toys, talking books, text books, audio programs, DVDs, phrasebooks, vocabulary [...]