choosing italian & materials Few months ago I wanted to try something different. Or let's just put it this way: I wanted to try another language. Italian has been on my mind for awhile, because I know Spanish to some degree (I understand it pretty well, my speaking needs practice). And of course I know … Continue reading Parlo italiano (or not)
I haven't been updating my blog for awhile. My job has been keeping me busy and I just haven't really had time for any language stuff, except keeping up with podcasts, but that's not really language learning, more like maintaining what I know. I did start learning Italian, which I will post about later, this … Continue reading Klingon with Duolingo
You can now register for the next Language Jam on October 19-21. Go here to register! Here is the timeline for the next one: what is different compared to the last one? There are slight changes due to the feedback from the first language jam. Because most people who were studying a language with a … Continue reading Language Jam is back!!!
Next Wednesday, 26.9., is the European Day of Languages. I thought I would write a little about the day and languages in Europe, since the day is very relevant to my blog. the origin and the purpose Year 2001 was the year of languages in European Union and the Day of Languages was decided to … Continue reading European Day of Languages 26.9.
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