Language Resources


Language Resources

As I have mentioned in the past, I am a professional musician. Music is a big part of my life and so it’s important for me to learn music vocabulary in the languages I speak. One of the best ways to learn and retain vocabulary is to learn words that are personally relevant, and so, in preparation for an upcoming trade show I’ve decided to...

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Language Resources

I think that listening to music in another language can be a great way to learn. Singing along helps you pick up new vocabulary, expressions, cultural tidbits, and is a great way to improve your pronunciation. I’ve started a Mandarin Music Mixtape on Youtube, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you here. 1. I Want it That Way by Gerald...

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August 2014 Language Learning Strategies & Update Language Resources

Well, we’re nearly halfway through the month of August which means it’s time for my monthly language update! My August 2014 Language Learning Strategies In the past, I tried to study multiple languages at once. I’ve more recently decided to focus on one language at a time so that they get the attention they deserve. This month I found myself experimenting with a lot of...

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My First Experiences Using Mandarin Chinese Language Resources

It’s one thing to study and learn a language, but it’s entirely another when you finally get to use it. While it’s fun to earn points on Memrise or Duolingo, slip Disc 16 of your Pimsleur Mandarin lessons into your CD Player, or recognize a symbol or two of Chinese in a magazine article, it’s far more rewarding to begin to hold a conversation (or...

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French Animal Sounds Language Resources

Here is one of the posts that I promised a while back in my article on onomatopoetic French expressions, animal sounds! I know that a few of you mentioned them in the comments on the last post and I stated that I intended to do write it. I must admit that it has been sitting in “drafts” since I wrote that previous post (I wrote...

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