Posts made by Martha
RE: Could machine learning be the secret to mastering languages more quickly?
@Jesus-Lopez I love computer based language learning, but from my experience of living in different European countries, at some point the learner needs the experience of being immersed in the target language. While I understand, not everyone can afford to change countries when they wish to polish a new language, but a longish visit to the country of the new language is definitely a good idea, which is why the top of my wish list is now Madrid
RE: On answering the call to learn a language…
I'm 73 and have just begun a new language - Spanish. I'm also a language teacher, so I'll tell you what I see as different for me now. Over the years I could have bought a ticket to Lisbon with the number of times I've said to my students practice, repeat, and study regularly. Now I know for certain that this is the only way to get ahead in a new language.
It is also equally good advice, if like me you are reviewing and extending an earlier learned language, in this case French.
I would also suggest not thinking too hard about grammar. Practice and repeat, in the beginning is much more useful than trying to learn fine points of grammar