Here are two more interesting discussions about input based language learning at LingQ that you might want to join.
A criticism of Steve gulp!!
And finally the last in this series of references to interesting threads at the LingQ Forum, a discussion on how many words you need to know, passive and active vocabulary and the like.
This thread at the LingQ Forum talks about the effectiveness of LingQ, and how best to enable new users to see the power of LingQing.
How long does it take to achieve fluency in a language? This subject comes up often at our LingQ Forum. Here is a recent thread on this subject.
Here is an interesting video on motivation. The three keys to motivating people are, according to the video 1)autonomy 2)mastery 3) purpose, and not monetary rewards. I think that this argument should be used in union negotiations, especially with the teachers’ union, which regularly threatens to go on strike here in Vancouver.On a more serious note, I believe that these three elements are important motivators, especially when it comes to language learning.
The barrage of offended comments on my youtube channel about my approach to language learning only serves to confirm me in the belief that this “science” is irrelevant to language learning. Here is an example, in response to my recent video called “Vocabulary”.“more aggressive discouraging of high standards and excellence. basic
I am?? rationalist, activist, linguist, and an optimist. Another video on the subject.