The Four Things You Need to Learn Any Language

Help! I want to learn a language but I can’t take your class! Last month someone said this to me, I hear it pretty frequently.  So, I decided to blog the advice and resources that are my go to.  Many of them are not original, they come from the Growing Participator Approach by Greg andContinue reading “The Four Things You Need to Learn Any Language”

What do you actually DO with Wycliffe Bible Translators?

One of the biggest questions I get is “What does Nora actually do with Wycliffe Bible Translators?”   Here’s a story that illustrates precisely what I do.   Kelly (not her real name), a young missionary in her 30s from Asia moved to Eastern Europe. Before she could start work helping equip workers for BibleContinue reading “What do you actually DO with Wycliffe Bible Translators?”

4 Essential Techniques for Language Learning–Have You Tried Any of These?

In January and February this year I had the honor of equipping 13 new missionaries for language learning. Our students are preparing to head into the mission field.  For them life is fast, white knuckle, and often a unique mix of exhilaration, sleepless nights, and a lot of prayer. One thing that I gave my studentsContinue reading “4 Essential Techniques for Language Learning–Have You Tried Any of These?”

Does speaking in a second language make you think more or feel less, or Head languages vs. heart language

"…several different groups of bilinguals were more immune to common cognitive biases when making decisions in their second languages than in their native tongues." I just read this blurb on one of my favorite languagenerdblogs, nerdily titled Language Log.   There's more to it, which you can read here and here.  This certainly is myContinue reading “Does speaking in a second language make you think more or feel less, or Head languages vs. heart language”