Dates are settled and based on the number of interested emails I’ve gotten, this workshop might actually fill up (neat!). Get registered early, and if you have friends who might be interested, tell them to do the same! I’m still deciding upon a venue, but the tentative times are: Saturday, March 1: 10am-6pm Sunday, March […]
Suppose you’ve dutifully learned your letters, trained your ears, and are feeling pretty confident about your pronunciation skills. Then you open up some book or website and find hard to pronounce words like Streichholzschächtelchen (little match box) or Eisenbahnknotenpunkt-hinundherschieber (Railroad switch operator) or the Czech vowel-less masterpiece čtvrthrst (a quarter of a handful). How do you get that many sounds into your […]
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 […]
In most grammar classes and textbooks, you learn words in groups. You might learn about animals on one day and fruits the next. This is comfortable, both for language teachers and students. Your teacher gets to have a clear lesson plan (today is about numbers), and you get to accomplish something (today, I learned the numbers!). […]
A few months ago, I did an hour-long interview with Stephan Si-Hwan Park at his Online School for Unconventional Academics about language learning and book deals. He recently released that video to the public, so check it out!
In partnership with the Online School for Unconventional Academics, I’m putting on a day-long language learning workshop at the University of Vienna on March 30th, 2013. (And if there’s enough interest, an additional two workshops in April and May) If any of you are nearby, then check it out! For those of you who aren’t […]