How to Work on a Text? Part 1.

Let's discuss each of the writing stages (ideas, words & phrases, sentences, paragraphs, coherence, review) more in detail. 1. Ideas. Although you are full of ideas, the most difficult stage is to start. Procrastination is a typical avoidant behaviour that many of us experience, starting a new task. Remember, you don't need to finish the … Continue reading How to Work on a Text? Part 1.

In What Language Do You See Dreams?

This is the question I have recently received from my friend. And I was puzzled. I never paid attention till the moment I was asked. Interesting question, isn't it? Speaking up to 5 languages per day definitely affects my thinking and dreaming. While English is my dominant 'thinking' language, dreams are rather multilingual, usually Russian, … Continue reading In What Language Do You See Dreams?

Russian Language. Part 2. Alphabet and Vocabulary.

... Alphabet. To continue, I will briefly discuss the alphabet. Many people get scared when they see Cyrillic letters. I heard many times that it was exactly the Russian alphabet, which was a turn-off for learning the language. To surprise you (or scare even more), I will say that the alphabet is the easiest aspect … Continue reading Russian Language. Part 2. Alphabet and Vocabulary.

Formal vs Informal Language Learning

Whether language learning occurs in a formal or informal environment has a particular impact on learning outcomes. Some of people prefer attending classes, while others progress faster learning a language informally. It fully depends on how you organise your schedule, what goals you have, and simply what works for you better. There are both advantages … Continue reading Formal vs Informal Language Learning

Why Do We Make Mistakes in a Foreign Language? (Video)

It is a very complex topic; however, I refer to a couple of main factors, influencing the mistakes we make in a foreign language. In my video, I discuss the influence of mother tongue, rule misunderstanding, overgeneralision, and a slip of the tongue. YouTube video: https://youtu.be/gBn4DPS-blU I want to remind you that you can ask … Continue reading Why Do We Make Mistakes in a Foreign Language? (Video)