Last weekend, I attended one of the most anxiously awaited events for language lovers the world over: the Polyglot Conference. I myself signed up almost as soon as they opened registration, which goes to show how eager I was to participate! “Well, was it worth it?” Absolutely. Keep reading to find out why.
I recently had the honor of interviewing Sarah Aberman, one half of the creative team behind a new, powerful tool for people learning Mandarin Chinese. Here’s what she had to say about this new project of hers.
It’s been nine years since I started learning languages… so I figured I’d celebrate by sharing my best nine language learning resources! Read them, try them out, and then go on and share the wealth!
Ever felt like your Japanese is not “handy” enough? Would you like for it to be more natural? Well, today I’d like to share a “handful” of amusing Japanese expressions which involve learning parts of the body! (Yeah, I don’t think it’s a great pun either…) Read more
Earlier this year I was invited by the folks at Rosetta Stone UK to try out their online courses for reviewing. However, instead of bringing you a one-off review which may miss this or that, I decided to review this course once every month until August (when the license I’ve been provided with runs out), so you and I will see together if I’m making any progress. Read more
This post comes courtesy of Dr. Richard Benton, a man I admire a lot for his passion for languages… often those that people don’t know much about! Richard’s learning Somali with the help of the huge immigrant community in Minnesota, and his thoughts are a very interesting read, so come on in and take a seat.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Today I’d like to talk about something I feel may be the elephant in the room of the language learning community: female polyglots. Point in case: are women in language learning an endangered species? Read more
I recently was offered the chance to review a product that I consider incredibly controversial: Rosetta Stone. Read more