Posts Tagged "language school"

Using technology to enhance language learning

I’m often asked which are the best apps and websites one can use to learn a language quickly and conveniently. The landscape is rapidly changing, so this is my answer as at July 2014, keeping in mind my answers may change in a few months. Duolingo – probably number 1...

Meet Sean Shadbolt – Photographer and Chinese Language Learner

We recently interviewed Sean Shadbolt, who has been learning Chinese Mandarin at Euroasia for a number of years. Sean is in Elaine Wu's Advanced Chinese Class on Wednesday evenings. Euroasia: What do you do professionally? Sean: I am a commercial photographer. I shoot a lot of different things but...

How to learn a language fast – maximising return on investment

Today I would like to share a little known fact from the world of languages. In day-to-day interactions, we often use no more than 100 words. To maximise return on investment, you have to focus on acquiring the basic vocabulary ie it’s probably not going to matter if you...

Summer school – Learn a language in January 2012

get your ex back Language learning is an aspirational goal that ranks highly on many New Year resolution lists. It’s an especially worthy endeavour for avid travellers wanting to maximise their travel experience. You've probably heard stories from Kiwis who have returned from their “Overseas Experience” lamenting the fact...

What is it like to learn English?

If by some strange chance you think it’s hard to learn a language which is foreign to you… what’s it like for those who learn English when it’s foreign to them? Most native speakers of English now deal at some point with people who are not native speakers of...

Immigration or invasion flyers in Christchurch

The Press reports that flyers titled “Immigration or Invasion” has been distributed in Christchurch by a group called New Zealand Right Wing Resistance. Some thoughts on the arguments presented: “If current trends continue, whites will soon be a minority in this country”. That’s a well-known fact. Not just in...

How can I obtain instant/magic results in learning a language?

Somehow or other, vocabulary has to be learnt, and words have to buy cheap cialis be strung into sentences using grammar, which also has to be learnt. cheapest viagra While some courses are undoubtedly more effective than others, at the end of the day, certain bits of language have...

As an adult, can you learn a language the same way that you did as a child?

Not entirely, because children’s acquisition of generic viagra online language is closely linked to the development of their brains. Some language courses try to imitate the child’s learning processes as closely as possible, but others recognise that as adults with knowledge of one language already we can’t go back...

What’s the best way to learn a foreign language?

Many books have been written on this subject… Different people have a preference for one approach over another. While a few people seem to have the ability to learn a language from reading a book on the subject, there would probably be general agreement that it is hard to...