Posted in June, 2010

Amelia on June 25 2010 3

Five Myths about Immersion that Can Ruin Your Language Holiday

What learning environment could be better than immersion? You’re surrounded by native speakers and have virtually unlimited access to listening and reading material—how could you not learn? Right? Yet we’ve all heard about or even met people who’ve lived in another country for years and still

Amelia on June 10 2010 1

Literacy by Brute Force: How I Really Learn Alphabets

Plenty of tricks exist for learning new alphabets: flashcards, visual and sound association, transliteration, drawing letters, and so on. These can all work great, but I confess my method of learning new letters is largely brute force. It’s not a barrel of laughs, but it works for me. I thought I’d share it because it […]