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English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

Wiktor K. May 24, 2014 0

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 5

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 0

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 0

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 0

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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