How to plan for working with your language parent-beginning phase

A good plan for learning a language is a plan that changes over time. The games you play in the beginning are not as powerful for you later, and the games you can play later are way over your head in the beginning. To be honest, I’ve been using the plans that Greg and AngelaContinue reading “How to plan for working with your language parent-beginning phase”

How do you get people to teach you this way?

People ask me this all the time! I’m going to answer about finding language parents for  the beginning phase here, because it’s the trickiest bit. The most important thing is to find the right kind of person. And, that’s probably not someone who has the title “teacher,” or “tutor.” (I am writing this as aContinue reading “How do you get people to teach you this way?”

Materials for Beginning to Learn a New Language

This post is mostly just sharing links to the materials I use when I’m starting out in a new language, all of which are drawn by Angela Thomson, except my bad picture dictionaries. Those are all me! (I am editing this post as coaching clients interact with these materials and tell me what they need,Continue reading “Materials for Beginning to Learn a New Language”

How to take conversation practice to the next level

Last week at lunch my Mom’s best friend said to me, “You can help me very much!” I figured she was going to ask me to fix something on her computer. Not my strong suit, but I can do all things with Google and YouTube. Turns out, she wanted help with something that I actuallyContinue reading “How to take conversation practice to the next level”

Am I Your Language Coach?

I coach people that are committed to growing into a new languacultural world through comprehension led language learning Those are people that believe that language parents exist in the language they want to learn. They are willing to do what it takes to find them.  The focus is primarily on understanding and speaking, and thenContinue reading “Am I Your Language Coach?”