Just a quick one…italki, one of the platforms I teach on, published my article! It’s called The top six excuses for not practicing your language. You can read it on italki here.
If you want to remember something write it down. Research has shown that students who type notes during lectures don’t remember as well as students who hand write their notes. Why is that? Researchers think because you can type faster than write, people who type tend to take verbatim notes – they write exactly whatContinue reading “Write it to remember it”
This video has been trending lately. In it a guy teaches himself to back flip in six hours. Watch the video hereI found it really inspiring. He doesn’t spend six hours reading a book about back flips, or watching other people back flip. He spends six long, hard hours turning somersaults, landing on his head,Continue reading “The magic of persistence”
What do language learning and diets have in common? I’ve been reading a lot recently about motivation and discipline and also willpower. Did you know willpower is finite? And flexible? Sometimes you have a lot of it, sometimes you don’t. Willpower is used to motivate dieters and language learners, but it’s not the best wayContinue reading “Learning a language is like being on a diet.”