Posts with the Tag 'native speakers'

Amelia on April 07 2010 0

Authentic Material: Speed up Your Learning Speed and Boost Your Motivation

In language teacher lingo “authentic material” is any material made for native speakers. It might be a news broadcast, a magazine, an ad flier, a song or anything else not simplified for learners. While phrasebooks, dictionaries, grammar exercise books, and the like are important, it’s equally important to supplement

Amelia on April 04 2010 1

Learning a Language in a Bilingual Culture: Getting the Locals to Talk with You

In some places, native speakers of the local language can be pretty insistent on “saving you the trouble” of struggling with their language. Even if you speak fairly well, any sign of hesitation or confusion and people switch to a language they feel would be less of a strain for both of you. This is […]