In our last post about iTalki tutors, I talked about the two main things you want to create with your tutor:High quality example sentences that don’t have typosRecordings of those sentencesIn the past, the process of getting these two things from a tutor has been kind of clunky/awkward to do on Skype. The typing part […]
So I’ve begun learning Japanese, and as I discuss on my Logograms page, the first 3 steps to my plan have been to: Tackle the Japanese pronunciation system and learn Hiragana and Katakana Tackle the most common Japanese radicals, so that I can build the mental framework I need to actually remember Kanji Learn the […]
Just a quick post to keep everyone up to date on the goings-on in Gabe-land. I mentioned a couple of months ago that the book was done. Well now it’s done-er: That, my friends, is a “bound galley.” It has some errors, the print quality is theoretically slightly lower than the final, but…it’s a book! […]
After a loooong delay, I’m happy to finally have some announcements and updates!
The Los Angeles workshops are starting to fill up, and I’ve gotten enough requests for East Coast workshops that I’ve set two dates: August 10-11 (New York) and August 17-18 (Boston). I’ll have venue information relatively soon. Workshop 3: New York (Precise location TBA) Saturday, August 10th, 2013; 10am-6pm Sunday, August 11th, 2013; 1:45pm-5:15pm Workshop […]
A few months ago, I put together a workshop at the University of Vienna on language learning. It was kind of a monster; we started at 9am on a Saturday and ended a bit after 7pm, with a 1 hour lunch break. 9 hours of teaching in a day. By the end, everyone was naturally […]
A friend of mine, Lauri Goldenhersh, runs a wonderful website known as Laurislist. Basically, if you want a job as a classical singer in Los Angeles, you get a subscription to Laurislist, she sends out emails like “URGENT: Baritone needed for Christmas caroling job TOMORROW. $100 in Culver City,” you call, and poof, you have […]
Tagalog is the newest member of the language resource section, and it’s a pretty neat one. From the fascinating history of the language to its ridiculously easy pronunciation (English: Economics –– Tagalog: Ekonomiks) to its fairly wacky system of in-fixes (like prefixes and suffixes, just in the middle of the word: graduate + um = grumaduate), it […]