How and why polyglots don’t confuse languages

[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]http://youtu.be/7CBlMYYf8Uk[/youtube] MICHAL: welcome to Poland, we are in Poznan and we have the pleasure and opportunity to speak with 3 great polyglots, can you introduce yourselves please? RICHARD: my name is Richard Simcott and I am from the UK, I have been in Poland now for a month trying to improve my polish […]

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Forget it: the secret of remembering words

Words are without a doubt the basic elements, the “bricks” of a language. Learning new words represents a serious challenge for many language learners. Acquiring lots of words fast is a dream for every language learner. For some, it is a real obsession. Quite often, these efforts are met with disappointment and frustration. It is no […]

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Studying vs learning

There is a fundamental difference between studying and learning  in the field of language learning. Being able to speak a language is a skill. A skill is something that is achieved over time through trial and error. Do you remember the first time that you magically started to find the balance on the saddle of […]

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How should we learn grammar?

Do we even need to formally learn it? There are many opinions within the language learning community on the part of teachers and learners regarding grammar. Some people believe that a grammar-based approach is key to efficiently learning a language. They claim that a thorough grammar study is necessary for understanding the structure of the […]

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My American Accent

Since I started making videos on YouTube, one of the most common questions has been: how did you learn to speak American English that way? Some people suggested that I must have an American mother or that I simply lived in theUSwhen I was a little kid. Flattered by these suggestions, I decided to share […]

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An extraordinary story: Richard Simcott

Making YouTube videos gave me the possibility to come into contact with amazing people. One of these is, without a doubt, Richard Simcott. On the 16th October of 2008 the following video came out on YouTube: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAtWuQmdexs] I was very impressed by Richards language skills and I decided to contact him. He was kind enough […]

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