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In keeping with the tradition of this site to provide transcripts for various TV shows and dramas, we are happy to announce the Thai Drama สูตรเสน่หา (Sood Sanae Ha/Love recipe). This is consistently one of the highest rated Thai Dramas, and one of my personal favorites. There are 16 episodes of about 90 min each, for a total of 24 hrs of listening/watching.
A new site to learn language. Now it is in beta-test, it is free and the availables languages are french and english. Spanish, german, italian, russian, japanese and swedish will be available (but we don't know when).
One of my student made such compliment about it.
So I started to try it yesterday, it focus on the learning of vocabulary in the context with audio (and algorythme like anki or menrise). If you are not a beginner, the beginning seems long because you have to answer a lot of questions before the programme reach your vocabulary level. But after a little more than 2 hours I started to learn new words in english I like that for each word they try to give you all the translations and if you answer wrong (ex: those instead of these), they show you the real definition of the wrong word. They also give you some grammar point but not a lot. They assume that you will learn the grammar as a child by assimilation.
Beside the main section (vocabulaire in context), there are two...
Continuing to expand on Synergy, this post is about the role that listening plays in the language learning plan.
Listening is perhaps the hardest or most time consuming of all the skills to develop. Therefore you should start listening in the beginning and do a lot of it. I didn’t used to believe this, but over the years I experimented a lot, and came up with some good rules to follow. Let me tell you about my personal experiences with listening, and then make some suggestions.
My experiences with listening. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I started studying Spanish when I was young, and leaned it for many years. Over the years I’ve listened to thousands of hours of media and people talking. Tons of exposure and study leads to good listening skills, which is no surprise.
In Africa, after an intense 3 month study period, I listened to a lot of people talk, and conversed hundreds of...