Why do you study Persian?!?! This is what people ask when you say you are learning Persian. I don't know why there's no other reactions, it's not like all my other language choices are motivated by reason. In school I studied what was available. Now there's more choice, but I've wanted to concentrate on languages … Continue reading فارسی – Persian, my shiny new language
There are many posts about podcasts and language learning (just google it). But I thought about how I use them, which seems to differ a bit from the common and recommended way. Most recommend finding podcasts with transcripts and then listen to each podcasts many times. I don't really disagree with the advice, but I … Continue reading Using podcasts for language learning
There is a new Language Jam coming up in a few months already! More informantion will come to the Language Jam website.
I went to visit my cousin in Prague and of course I thought of learning a bit of Czech... My last time in Prague was in 1991 (it was Czechoslovakia back then), so it was no wonder that the city had changed a bit... I don't remember that much, since I was 11 years old … Continue reading Czech in Czech
Background: why I was looking for new resources In participating in the Language Jam I finally gave up on many language learning resources. I realized that I like very specific kind of resources that are sort of similar to how Finnish school books used to be when I was in school (well, I assume they … Continue reading Conversations: First look
During this weekend (27.-29.7.) Linguadedron organized a Language Jam. For once I was available, so I thought I would participate. I signed up for 24h challenge, because I didn't want to stress too much about it. Here is my experience of learning Afrikaans for 24 hours. So what is this Language Jam thing? The Language … Continue reading Language Jam 2018: Afrikaans
Since I live in Germany, my current plan is to improve my German. I'm taking kind of intensive approach to this. I first thought of taking actual lessons from a professional teacher in italki, but I realized these are not super useful for me and I just end up paying more. I'm not against paying … Continue reading Ich will Deutsch lernen!