Skip to main content


Showing posts from October 16, 2016

What's The Most Difficult Language?║Lindsay Does Languages Video

What do you think? Is there such thing as the world's most difficult language? What's The Most Difficult Language?║Lindsay Does Languages Video

I too think it's a great idea to ignore the warnings that different languages are difficult. Just expect that there are going to be steps to overcome for any foreign language.

IWTYAL 141: Master Your Memory Part 1

IWTYAL 141: Master Your Memory Part 1

Memory techniques for learning foreign language vocabulary. The ART technique ... first of three episodes. How to apply the techniques to learning languages.

Memory Techniques - Learning Foreign Languages

Over a million words in English? Wow. 85% of the words we use regularly are simply 1000 of these one million words.

I don't buy into the idea to focus on those 1000 words. I want to be fluent in my foreign languages. It might be that most of what people say includes those popular words... but I find the important words in so, so, so many system are among the other 15%!!!

I do very little to focus on vocabulary because I read and listen to podcasts at LingQ. I just keep reading and listening and giving my brain more words to think about. But I do follow the basic ideas Olly Richard's has outlined this video. When I'm having trouble with a specific word I identify it and look for sample sentences to write in my language (vocabulary)…

Tablets over books for language learning

iPads, iPhones and other tablets and smart phones are more interactive, more engaging, pack more information. Books have their place, but only when you are quite advanced in the language. Easier to read a tablet on the stepper than a book. No pages to flip or keep open. Modern ideas for learning foreign languages.

Practice listening Russian. Let's talk // RUS subtitles

Practice listening Russian. Let's talk // RUS subtitles
Published on Oct 14, 2016 Website:

In this video we will talk a little bit. :) I didn't prepare any text for it and just am telling you spontenously about the new things happening in my life.

Foreign Language Study Sequences Part 1: Listening

I use some these tips by Olly Richards as he describes how to improve listening skills in foreign language study during his core study time. (Core Study Time In Your Language Routine)

Instead of paying for a transcription, I choose videos from YouTube channels created by native speakers that add accurate subtitles.

I study the words and phrases in the videos by cutting and pasting them into LingQ. I am a LingQ subscriber so I can save sentences and phrases to see later. Sometimes I write phrases and sentences in a notebook. But the I text more than I write by hand, so I work on my computer more often.

I don't limit my practice to 30 second clips of videos. I watch entire videos I want to understand over and over. However, when a video is very long, I break it into smaller chunks. I think I will try the tips in this video and break the foreign language resources down into shorter clips.

Also, because I am watching longer videos, I get less repetition than he describes. But …

Как строили египетские пирамиды? — Научпок

Как строили египетские пирамиды? — Научпок

Египетские пирамиды — величайшие архитектурные памятники Древнего Египта, среди которых одно из «семи чудес света» — пирамида Хеопса и почётный кандидат «новых семи чудес света» — Пирамиды Гизы. Пирамиды представляют собой огромные каменные сооружения пирамидальной формы, использовавшиеся в качестве гробниц для фараонов Древнего Египта. Слово «пирамида» — греческое, означает многогранник. До настоящего времени среди исследователей нет единого мнения о причинах, побудивших придавать сооружениям указанную форму. Всего в Египте было обнаружено 118 пирамид (на ноябрь 2008 года).

(auto translation) Egyptian pyramids - the greatest architectural monuments of ancient Egypt, including one of the "seven wonders of the world" - the pyramid of Cheops and honorary PhD "New Seven Wonders of the World" - the Pyramids of Giza. Pyramids are a huge stone pyramid-shaped buildings that were used as tombs for pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The …

Foreign Language Study Sequences Part 2: Learning Vocabulary

A video clip in the Foreign Language Study Sequences by Olly Richards to learn vocabulary in a foreign language.

My system for learning vocabulary words in my target language is that I basically do not study vocabulary to memorize it. I stopped intentionally trying to memorize any words. I also stopped trying to use mnemonic systems. I choose instead to associate words with their actual meaning in the language through sensory input, action, imagery, ass well as reading, writing, speaking, listening and translation.

Instead of studying a list of words each day, I instead expose myself to the language through reading, listening, translating, watching movies or videos, and talking or writing with native speakers. When I find an interesting resource, I will repeatedly watch or read it over a period of time. Other repetition comes from regular similiar installments such as ... the news about current events, gossip or celebrity news, or even the weekly sales ad at an online store.


Foreign Language Study Sequences Part 3: Lesson Preparation

In his series describing his own core study time, Olly Richards talks about preparing for his daily lessons. To tell you the truth, I could learn from this video! I'm not very good at organizing what I plan for the day when I talk with a language partner or tutor!

Foreign Lanuage Study Sequences Part 4: Glossika

Part 4 of Olly Richard's series on how he uses his core study time for learning foreign languages. I use Glossika also. It isn't difficult to convince me to use Glossika regularly. I tend to use Glossika during my daily walk. I could probably use Glossika more beneficially if I spent more time reading and adapting the sentence patterns.

Learn Russian: Ли

Learn Russian: Ли - Today features a video talking about the Russian particle "ли". When and how do we use it? She has the PDF with the text on her site ... link in the description of the video on YouTube.

Shop 'Til You Drop - The ABCs of Shopping

Fun song advertisement for an online T-shirt shop. Their own store is in their description on YouTube.

If you still have room on your credit card, feel free to check out one of these stores at Zazzle: Disney, my store, Designs 4 You, 50th birthday gifts - 50th Wedding Anniversary or others...

Space Cats — Magic Fly

Space Cats — Magic Fly - Cute singing kittens in outer space.

Foreign Language Study Sequences Part 5: Textbook Dialogues

Foreign Language Study Sequences Part 5: Textbook Dialogues

Olly Richard, in his series about using his core study time to learn foreign languages, describes how he uses different dialogues in course books.

I use some of the tips he gives in this not just with textbook dialogues, but with podcasts or lessons that I watch on YouTube and LingQ.

Низкоуглеводный тако с курицей, миндалем, кокосовым молоком и яблоками

Низкоуглеводный тако с курицей, миндалем, кокосовым молоком и яблоками, рецептом которого поделился с нами Виталий Истомин, шеф ресторана Техникум. Низкоуглеводный — потому что вместо лепешки используются листья салата. Пошаговый рецепт.

"Low-carb tacos with chicken, almonds, coconut milk and apples, whose recipe shared with us Vitaliy Istomin, chef of the restaurant College. Low-carb - because instead of tortillas used lettuce. Step by step recipe."

White and Medium Turquoise Monogrammed Polka Dots Pillow

White and Turquoise Monogram Throw Pillow
The Grand Hotel font at Zazzle lends itself to creating some nice custom monograms. Some of the capital letters have different sizes so people will have to move the letter up or down to center on the design area. The background features light turquoise polka dots on white with a darker monogram design. Create your own pillow for a Christmas gift. Of course, you can remove the text if you want just the polka dot pattern.


"My vision of Russia" AFS student - Alessandro Pilia - Rybinsk, Russia, 2015