Tag Archives: language acquisition

Dialogue-based education game for English conversation tutoring

Dialog-based Computer Assisted Language Learning System by Intelligent Software Lab., Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology. POSTECH Immersive English Study (Pomy) is developing a dialog-based language learning game. It aims to provide intelligent one-to-one English … Continue reading

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American TV with Korean subtitles

I just heard about two sites for seeing American TV with Korean subtitles. From Alina on Mindpasta ” heyheyfriends and mgoon for streaming.” “Little girl, I’m a policeman” starts off the “Walking Dead” first episode.

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Why learn a language?

Language learning can do a lot for your well-being. Because it’s easy.  In this crazy, unpredictable world, what is simpler than doing flashcards? Because it’s a challenge.  Learning a new language is an intellectual stimulation. Because it builds confidence. In … Continue reading

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How Ryan from Mindpasta learns English – by making friends and helping others

Ryan is a native Korean who developed a place for people to meet and share about learning a language.  This unique community is like a family.  Everyone is very supportive. People can practice writing and reading Korean sentences while chatting … Continue reading

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Online Reading Tools for a second language

Tom Tabaczynski is a language teacher (ESL) with a background in cognitive science, philosophy, and applied linguistics. Here is his playlist about reading a second language. Tools for online reading: 1.  Google Translate 2.  Translations with Google Docs/Drive 3. Inline text translation … Continue reading

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Project Manager Wanted

I wish my language learning process had a project manager.  Haha. OK, maybe Rob Julien, my teacher at Korean Digital Academy, has taken on that role. ㅋㅋ

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Checklist for Language Learning

A coworker had the habit that when she got in, she would make a checklist of items to accomplish that day.  Then she would work with dogged determination on those things and nothing else would distract her. My teacher is … Continue reading

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Mindset, not ability, is the key

“MINDSET. It’s the belief you hold in your mind which will determine your attitude towards learning a new language and subsequently your success.” – Carol Dweck, Stanford University Professor and psychologist Read more in Learning A New Language: 8 Tips That … Continue reading

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When giving feedback, never forget to make them laugh

Feedback from Chulmoon on my attempt at making a Korean sentence.   “Do you know verb conjugations in Korean?” That face.  Kills me!  Chulmoon always makes me laugh. He also threw in a discussion about adjectives: (밥을) 먹다 and (밥을) … Continue reading

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Statistics to motivate

Steve the Linguist wrote and article Motivating Language Learners Through Statistics.

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Carschooling

Make use of the time you are in the car to learn.

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Emulating communication

“A language is not just vocabulary and grammar; it is an entire spectrum of communication, from the clothes we wear to our posture, hand gestures, personal space, pauses, volume, intonation, and a host of other verbal and non-verbal cues.” – … Continue reading

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Beginners practice Korean on Mindpasta

When you are a complete novice learning a language, one of the first things they teach you is greetings.  If you are in a class, you might greet your classmates, but what if you are a self-learner?  You might not … Continue reading

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Impressive

If someone told you that they spend their free time watching Youtube videos and TV shows, you might not be impressed.  If they say they play on their smart phone chatting, make Skype calls, and surf the internet, not so … Continue reading

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Insomniac Language Learner

Insomnia – 불면증 a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. I struggle to maintain a normal sleep pattern.  Without the structure of a 9 to … Continue reading

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