Why the mania for speed?

What does it matter if a person wants to take their time to learn a language, to have fun with it, to pass the time with it. In theory there is nothing wrong with that idea. In practice it is a dishonest idea. Let’s say you asked about the “brow of the...

A very good use of lockdown time in my view.

Well, that was fun! I set out on March 17th to learn Italian and I finished my programme on schedule yesterday, November 30th. A very good use of lockdown time in my view. I don’t like it when people make vague statements like “I have learned...

Time

Few people who start learning a language appreciate the importance of time. It may sound obvious but never listen to what people say when you can watch what they do. Observing behaviour tells you the real story! When people quit learning a language it is usually for...

What’s your plan for when your plan fails?

Good morning! So my plan was to add 150 new words of Italian each day during November. That is around the amount added during a degree, learned in a month but that is a conversation for another day. The lives of adults do not always run smoothly due to the many...