Top myths in language learning – part 2

Top myths in language learning – part 2

There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to language learning, some more damaging than others. Therefore, today I am continuing with the second blog post in my series about top language learning myths.   I need someone to teach me the language Whenever the topic of language learning comes up people usually ask my why I wanted to learn Cantonese....
More Cantonese Literature

More Cantonese Literature

It has been quite some time since my first post on Cantonese literature and since then I have made some interesting discoveries that I want to share with you. If you are not at the level where you can read books yet then I highly recommend you check out my page of Cantonese resources. 《以讀不回死全家!》 以讀不回死全家 (ji5 duk6 bat1 wui6 sei2 cyun4 gaa1), which roughly translates...
Top myths in language learning – part 1

Top myths in language learning – part 1

Whenever the topic of language learning comes up, usually it is not long before some myths start to follow. Sometimes these feel more like excuses than myths or anything that would actually prevent them from learning and range from reasonable and fairly well grounded, to going completely against what the literature has been saying for the past few decades. In this...
How to improve your focus and find more time

How to improve your focus and find more time

The more we can focus during our study time the better we can learn and the more information we will retain. The ability to be able to sit down, concentrate and just get on with it is something that is getting harder and harder. Especially with the advent of phones, laptops, tablets and the like built to send you popups, adds and notification after notification. It...
Intensive vs extensive reading

Intensive vs extensive reading

Reading, in any language, is one of the most powerful and efficient ways to increase our vocabulary. Even in our own native language, If you think about those with the largest vocabulary it is always the people who read a lot. Reading is not only good for improving your vocabulary but also helps improve your grammar and solidify existing knowledge. When reading in a...