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Language Seed Blog

Language Seed Blog

The difference a language can make

By | November 19th, 2015|Categories: Language Learning, Learn Italian|Tags: |

Delicious food at Caraffini's - but book first! I went for a lunch with a friend in a lovely Italian restaurant called Caraffini's, just by Sloane Square in London. Terrific Italian food - [...]

Infusing Fun into Learning a Language: The Benefits of Playing Games

By | June 20th, 2015|Categories: French Games, mfl games, Spanish Games|Tags: , , , |

Turning language into a game So you’ve decided to learn a second (or third!) language, and you’re thinking about how to improve your skills. Like anyone learning a foreign language, you want to get better [...]

The building blocks of language a learning

By | June 19th, 2015|Categories: Language Learning, mfl games|

There are good ways and bad ways of learning a second language. Bad ways? Learning words from lists and learning phrase by rote. If you learn in this way you'll strait jacket your learning. Good [...]

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street…and learning a second language

By | June 16th, 2015|Categories: Build Vocabulary, Language Learning, Learn French, Travel Games|Tags: , , |

Summer Holidays are coming! Tune into the language People find learning a language difficult...and some say that the best way to learn a language is through total immersion. I don't think many people would argue with [...]

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

By | June 12th, 2015|Categories: Language Learning, Learn French, Learn Spanish, mfl games|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 [...]

Relax! The stress free way to learn a second language

By | May 31st, 2015|Categories: Build Vocabulary, Language Learning|Tags: , |

Adults worry about the grammar, their accent, vocabulary and making a fool of themselves. Getting the language wrong is embarrassing (in their own minds). So they set about trying to learn the language as if it's a machine. They learn all the words from lists and learn phrases by rote. And so they stay in their comfort zones and their language learning stops at stock set phrases. What a shame.

KLOO – Don’t leave home with out it!

By | April 26th, 2015|Categories: Build Vocabulary, Language Learning, Travel Games|Tags: , , , |

I am starting to think about holidays and booking somewhere on the continent. Usually we go to Italy (my wife is Italian) - but I am thinking maybe France this year - or Spain? When [...]

Am I fluent at languages? No

By | April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Language Learning|

Not being fluent was an advantage when designing KLOO As the inventor of KLOO, I am frequently asked whether I am fluent in languages. Alas no. The presumption is that I must be fluent in some languages in [...]

A New Year’s Approach to learning a language

By | January 15th, 2015|Categories: Language Learning|

New Year and a Fresh Approach to Learning a Language. Yes you can! The New Year is always a good time to take stock. What can we do differently? What can we do better? It’s true [...]

2 Techniques to Build Vocabulary super FAST

By | October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Build Vocabulary, Language Learning|

Please don't waste any time on learning vocabulary from lists. Life is too short. Find Discovery Learning and contextual'll learn much, (MUCH) faster.