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Telling Stories for Language Learning Success

Language is mainly used to tell stories. I don’t have the statistics to back that up, but it seems common-sense true. Also It seems true me a guy with a masters in linguistics. At any rate, the only way to… Continue Reading →

10 dos and donts for effective language learning

What software, book or technique is best for learning a foreign language? Is it DuoLingo? Or your university language course? Most people at some point in their lives have expressed a desire to learn a foreign tongue. According to IBIS… Continue Reading →

Our Podcast for English Learners!

YabancıTalk S1E5 – Advanced – Meaningful Music Welcome to another episode of advanced YabancıTalk! This time Morris and Jenney talk with Duygu and Ozlem about music that is meaningful to us and how music influences our lives. Please do write… Continue Reading →

Podcasting for Language

Nuestro nuevo proyecto, o como quien diría en turco, bizim yeni projemiz: to provide some seriously good language content. It is no secret that language learning content is pretty bad. And by bad I mean terrible. In a perfect world… Continue Reading →

Video lesson plan! -Modern tech, modern linguistics

Background: You may not know it, but one of the ways that linguists gather data is to ask human subjects to narrate or describe a specific video. If you ask 50 speakers of one language to watch and describe the… Continue Reading →

One great tool for Language Learning

One the secrets to success in adult second learning is accepting the fact that the “native speakers” have  at least a 17 year head start on a you (assuming you are 17 years old -more if you are older).  If… Continue Reading →

ASPECT, the secret to understanding **insert any language here**

In this article we discuss one way in which languages are different. I start off with some philosophizing then get into the meat of it. Comment below if you are confused about anything. Oh, and I exaggerated the title. By… Continue Reading →

Why Learning Turkish Has Made My Life Rich

I have lived 3 years and 49 weeks in Turkey. In this time I have not simply won the ability to speak with people in Turkey, but also people from all over Asia. Learning a language opens you doors to… Continue Reading →

NICK DRAKE TEACHES RARE GRAMMAR

English suffers from a terrible infermity. So does Spanish and sadly Italian too. The wound has festered for millennia. In the US only some African Americans have saved their tongue from the ailment. I speak of course of the copula… Continue Reading →

Where is your memleket

In this article I briefly explain how in English -certainly in the US- we rarely if ever start off a conversation with “Where are you from?” This is a question and at the same time a cultural object I have… Continue Reading →

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