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English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

Wiktor K. May 24, 2014 Comments Off

Bilingual motivations have evolved, as foreign languages became more and more mainstream things to do and use. With some languages, though, curious side effects can be seen. This post is a curious look at

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How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

Wiktor K. March 11, 2014 7

Every time someone claims to have found a new method for learning a language, I pause and listen intently. It’s not unusual to discover something useful and really effective by paying attention to language

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Communication Strategies – Live Hangout, Good Articles, Your Stories

Wiktor K. March 1, 2014 Comments Off

Hi all – today’s post is not really full of text It’s a quick summary of a live session that took place this morning to supplement my Udemy course. The topic was “communication strategies”

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Unlikely Language Learners Ideal: The Taxi Driver

Unlikely Language Learners Ideal: The Taxi Driver

Wiktor K. February 7, 2014 Comments Off

I pass a London taxi drivers’ school every time I walk back from the office. It’s a stuff of legends (see below for concrete reasons), but until now, I had no idea how helpful

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Google Helpouts: 3 Obvious Uses (and 1 Brave idea) for Language Learning

Google Helpouts: 3 Obvious Uses (and 1 Brave idea) for Language Learning

Wiktor K. November 25, 2013 Comments Off

I had a Google Hangout last week. This was a first! It was work-related and had a lot to do with language learning. Soon afterwards, I found out about Helpouts – a brand new

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How Body Language can affect your foreign language

How Body Language can affect your foreign language

Wiktor K. September 1, 2013 1

The relationship between language learning and nonverbal signals has been alluded to several times on this blog. The occasion for returning to this is a brilliant TED talk about the effect of body language

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