Inspired by someone’s comments (a teacher’s comments, no less) about my ideas on language learning, to the effect that they’re so interesting that I could make entire conferences or even TED talks out of them, I decided to write them down and share them here on this site. I published them one by one over several weeks, and now here they are all together for your reading pleasure.
- Introduction & CredentialsIn this introduction, I lay out how I came to be in a position to legitimately express myself on learning and teaching languages.
- The Practicalities of Learning LanguagesLearning a language is an eminently practical exercise. Find out a simpler, much more manageable approach to languages, as well as convenient tips on how best to practice them.
- Language Teaching Problems – Possible CausesSome possible reasons behind the counterproductive structuring of some countries’ language teaching systems
- Language Teaching Problems – Symptoms & Side-effectsThe actual characteristics and considerable consequences of counterproductive language teaching systems
- Curing Linguistic Trauma – Setting the StageWhen faced with traumatized students, how can we proceed to help them overcome this fear? First and foremost, by removing the pressure
- Curing Linguistic Traumas – Working on the LanguageCuring or preventing language trauma isn’t just about setting a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, it’s also about helping the student work on the language in the most effective way possible.
- Benefits of Learning LanguagesIt’s all well and good to learn languages in a better way, but what does one gain from it? A hell of a lot more than you think, actually.