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Facebook Twitter sur Twitter : "“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” -Einstein Couldn't be truer than in the context of #language learning. Spirit Science - Photos du journal. Photos du journal - The Master Shift. Photos du journal - The Master Shift. Learn Italian in Sardinia - One World Italiano Video - Lezione 18. How to Make Your Life Miserable Learning Languages. Today I am graciously presenting you with 7 ways through which you can make your life miserable learning languages.

How to Make Your Life Miserable Learning Languages

The best thing is that you don’t need to follow all 7 pieces of advice to begin hating learning languages, usually only 1 or 2 will suffice. 1. Look up every single word in the dictionary Look up every single word you don’t know (or are unsure of) in the dictionary, and never try to understand or guess the meaning of words from context. Don’t bother just looking up words that are crucial to the general understanding of a particular text; rather, look for every definition you possibly can and make sure reading one page of a book takes at least half an hour. 2. Everybody knows that rote learning is the way to go. Also make sure to have long lists of decontextualized and useless vocabulary to memorize every day. 3. 4. Movies? 5. 6. Don’t bother learning a language for its own sake, or even for things such as traveling or making friends. 7. Any further advice? By Sam Gendreau. Glossika Review – Mass Sentence Method. Average cost of the method: $79.99 or $89.99 for Fluency 1-3 packages, which includes a total of 3000 bilingual sentences with pronunciation guide in PDF books + MP3 audio.

Glossika Review – Mass Sentence Method

Available in: 36+ languages and growing. Type of method: Recommended as a supplement to your other studies, Glossika is primarily an audio method that contains hundreds of bilingual, natural-sounding and common sentences read by native speakers. The sentence structures and vocabulary build up as you go. There is no grammar or explanations included in the method. To purchase any of Glossika’s language learning packages, click here. Brief Overview Glossika is a relatively new language learning method developed by Mike Campbell, an American linguist and polyglot based out of Taiwan.

Glossika comes with PDF books, but it’s mostly an audio-based method. How Does It Work? In a nutshell, Glossika is an assimilation-based learning program. Glossika’s Fluency Modules Mandarin Chinese GMS Fluency 1 [Beginner] A01 Good Points. 7 habits of unhappy people and how to change them. I often teach about happiness and what has become exceedingly clear is this: there are 7 qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.

7 habits of unhappy people and how to change them.

According to Psychology Today, University of California researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky states: “40% of our of our capacity for happiness is within our power to change”. If this is true and it is, there’s hope for us all. There are billions of people on our planet and clearly, some are truly happy. The rest of us bounce back and forth between happiness and well, unhappiness depending on the day. Throughout the years I’ve learned there are certain traits and habits chronically unhappy people seem to have mastered.

. “40% of our of our capacity for happiness is within our power to change”. The difference between a happy and unhappy life is how often and how long we stay there. Thinking in a Foreign Language: How to Do It and Why. Thinking in a foreign language is an important step in the long road that is fluency in a foreign language, but it’s a step that, for some reason, many language learners tend to ignore.

Thinking in a Foreign Language: How to Do It and Why

Thinking in the language you are learning is not necessarily easy, but it’s something you can practice at any time of the day. Chances are you will NOT wake up one day thinking in a foreign language just because you’ve been learning it for X amount of months/years. Well, it can happen eventually, but I’d like to suggest an alternative that is a bit more, shall we say, efficient, and that will both jump-start your vocabulary acquisition and your fluency.

What I’m proposing is that thinking in a new language is a decision you can make, and that you should make from Day 1. Why Would I Do It? You might be wondering why anyone would go through the discomfort of trying to think in a foreign language, especially during the early stages or learning. How Do I Do It? Cookaround. Why You’re Not Fluent Yet…And What To Do About It. All those hours and weeks spent trying to remember new words and grammar rules are fine… until one day you’re confronted with a native speaker and don’t understand a word they say.

Why You’re Not Fluent Yet…And What To Do About It

Making the kind of meaningful progress in a language that will actually help you use it effectively out in the real world requires you to balance your “heads-down” study with a different kind of activity. You might not feel so much progress. You might even think you’re wasting your time at first.