Kimihiko K

710 Flips | 2 Magazines | 16 Likes | 2 Following | 1,509 Followers | @kimihikok | Hi! a language lerning fan from Tokyo. I'm lerning English and Deutsch and I'd like Suomi and Česky. Lerning language is understanding other culture.

A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

Do you want to speak more languages? Sure, as Sally Struthers used to say so often, we all do. But the requirements of attaining proficiency in any …

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If you know these 10 things, you're a German grammar master

<b>1. Word Genders</b><p>A post shared by немецкий просто (@dddeutsch_) on Mar 26, 2017 at 9:25am P<p>If you're consistently getting the genders of words right, …

Berliners frustrated over restaurants where no German is spoken

A senior German politician has spoken out over concerns not enough people living in Berlin actually speak the country's language.<p>Jens Spahn, Merkel's …

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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Learning a second language isn’t just good for your brain—it’s good for democracy, too

We live in narrow-minded times, wherein insularity and nationalism are pervasive in public discourse. If you’re among the many people looking for ways to take political action, one of the most effective things you can do is devote yourself to learning a new foreign language.<p>Learning a new language …

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The linguistic diversity of the world in one map

WE HAVE previously looked at the incredible linguistic diversity of New York City, the inability of many Europeans to hold a conversation in English, …

10+ Hilarious Reasons Why The German Language Is The Worst

German may be the most widely spoken language in the European Union, but let's be honest - it's just downright funny sometimes. We roasted French …

Why did Merriam-Webster add so many words to the dictionary this year?

If the frenzied (and slightly surreal) start to 2017 has left you at a loss for words, worry no more: The language connoisseurs at Merriam-Webster …

The Easy and Very Surprising Way to Learn a New Language

Adult language learning--fast. It uses technology. And real native speakers.<p>I have visited Germany a few times in the last several years and found myself frustrated by my lack of ability to communicate. I flippantly suggested to friends that the next time I go to Germany I'll be speaking German. …

How the German Language Uses Compound Words to Efficiently Describe Emotional States

The School of Life very insightfully explains the wonderful way in which the German language uses the efficiency of compound words to accurately …

European Languages According To The Dutch

<i>Map created by reddit user dvtxc</i><p>The map above is a humours look at how the Dutch view other European languages.<p>Of course Dutch itself is view as the …

11 words whose meanings have completely changed over time

Occasionally you will encounter someone with an etymological axe to grind. They insist that a certain word has to mean just what it meant hundreds of …

Can a Foreign Language be Learned Online? Implications Behind this Question

“… the success of the online learning experience isn’t as tied to the technology we choose as it is to the way teachers and learners engage with it” …

You need to go back to school to relearn English

With non-native English speakers outnumbering native speakers, it’s up to Anglophones to learn how to speak their language within a global community.<p>Until seven years ago, Chicago-born Ben Barron had worked only with fellow Americans. But when he took a job with Zurich Insurance Company, an …

8 Strategies to Pre-Teach Vocabulary to English Language Learners

8 Strategies to Pre-Teach Vocabulary to English Language Learners<p>Updated on July 11, 2018<p>Limited Vocabulary Holds Students Back<p>Limited vocabulary is …

How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance

By Amy Thompson, <i>University of South Florida</i><p>There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have less likelihood of developing dementia.<p>Additionally, the bilingual brain becomes better at filtering out …

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8 reasons why you should learn a new language right away

Many people around the world always mention that learning a new language is part of their wish list, but very few actually take on the challenge. …

The Linguistic Influence of the Norman Conquest (11th Century) on the English Language

<b>The Linguistic Influence of the Norman Conquest (11th Century) on the English Language</b><p>By Azhar A. Alkazwini<p><i>International Journal of Linguistics</i>, …

10 Great Apps for English Language Learners and Teachers - learn English,english,apps,learn

1. Busuu<p>This language-learning app features more than 3,000 words and expressions and covers a wide range of topics through comprehensive vocabulary …

Cognitive Benefits of Learning a Language (Infograph)

<b>Do You Need help with a Learning Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

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How Learning Languages Affects Our Brain (Infograph)

<b>Do You Need help with a Learning Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

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The World Looks Different When You’re Speaking a Second Language

There are two versions of the writer Lauren Collins. There is the English-speaking Lauren, who, presumably, is the Lauren primarily responsible for …

Foreign Language Learning for Children: Necessity or Option? | Editorial

Relocating to a new country is an opportunity that only a few families get to experience. Although such a move can be complex and in some ways even …

Captain Kirk, Klingons and an aria: How the Pacific Opera Project remade Mozart, 'Star Trek'-style

It's the final act of Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio" and a tenor channeling '60s-era William Shatner is belting out a florid aria as he battles a pack of gnarled Klingons. Welcome to the Pacific Opera Project's update of "Abduction from the Seraglio," a production that takes Mozart's tale …

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Why More and More Japanese Companies Are Doing Business in English

Adopting the English language is vital to the long-term competitiveness of Japanese business.<p>Originally published by <b>Hiroshi Mikitani</b> on LinkedIn: Japan's New Business Language<p>In March 2010, I stood before several thousand mostly native Japanese speakers and addressed them in English. From now on, I …

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Language Learning with a Growth Mindset

I wrote a post previously about how a change in words can change a students mindset. Essentially if students change the words and questions they use …

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