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Over the years I have created a vast amount of videos and articles where I talk about language learning. Find them here.

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  • I hear all the time that Google Translate doesn’t work. It’s not accurate. It’s this and that. I think Google Translate is a tremendous resource and not only for language learners. It’s not 100% and it’s better for some languages than others, but I find it extremely useful.

  • What is the Best Way to Learn German has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. I hope the sound is louder. There were some complaints about the sound here. I want to talk today about learning German. This is […]

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  • Can You Learn Romanian in Two Months… has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Romanian, fluency in two months, I don’t think so. Remember I had a program back a while ago which I called Fluency in Five Days, […]

  • Why do We Learn Languages has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today, I want to talk about and I want to hear from you about why you study languages and I’m going to tell you why I study […]

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  • I Learn New Words by Forgetting Them at First has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about something that happens all the time in language learning and that is forgetting and I want […]

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  • In my opinion, the best way to memorize vocabulary is NOT to memorize vocabulary. I have always found that trying to memorize vocabulary is an extremely low-efficiency activity. No matter how hard you try, some words are going to stick and some words will not stick until much, much later.

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  • Language Accents and Insecurities has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today it’s going to be a bit of a ramble, I warn you ahead of time. Some semi-political opinions, but I want to talk about what is […]

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  • Is Tim Ferriss’ Deconstructing Method a Better Way to Learn a Language has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today I want to talk — again following up on the recent videos that I’ve made — about thinking in […]

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  • How to Avoid Burnout When it Comes to Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again. It’s a bit of an overcast, rainy Saturday afternoon here in Vancouver. My wife is practicing the piano, as […]

  • My Tips for Learning German December 18 2018

    Tips for Learning German has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again. This is a short, I hope, follow-up video to the one I did about learning German. There were several comments, one, and I’ve heard this recently, […]

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  • History and Languages December 13 2018
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  • Passive and Active Vocabulary has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there. Steve Kaufmann here, talking to all of you who want to learn languages. I’m very happy to share with you my experience, my views, and I think my views should […]

  • Learning a Second Language Effortlessly has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. I want to follow up my previous video, which talked about how the most important thing in language learning was to have fun or to enjoying […]

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  • 英会話 December 6 2018
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  • The Importance of Making Learning Fun and Enjoyable has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again with my new lighting, which I hope is better. I’m going to talk about something that I consider very, very important in […]

  • Stop Worrying About Language Perfection has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I just came back from my 10-day trip to France. I was there selling cedar shakes and shingles. These are consumed in France primarily in […]

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  • Comprehensible Input Based Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.   What is Comprehensible Input   Comprehensible input is language input that can be understood by listeners despite them not understanding all the words and structures in it. It is described […]

  • How to Enjoy Studying a New Language has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. You may know that I was in France for 10 days and I want to talk a little bit about happiness and […]

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  • What Matters the Most in Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I’m going to talk about what really matters in language learning. This thought came to me as I was having lunch just now. […]

  • Does age affect language learning? I am sure it does for young children, but beyond that I think we can learn languages at any age. Here is a video I did in response to a request from Stefan.

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  • I’m a Lazy Language Learner and That’s Fine has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. How is everyone? Today, I’m going to talk about motivation and lazy language learning and lazy language learners and the example of a lazy […]

  • I Was Wrong, Stephen Krashen Was Right: Content is King has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again to talk about languages, as I always do here, and I have a confession to make. I was […]

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  • Skipping the Basics Stages of Language Acquisition has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again. Today I want to talk about a subject that often comes up and people often challenge me on and that is […]

  • Focusing on Grammar for Writing and Speaking Doesn’t Help has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today, I want to talk briefly about grammar and about my recent trip to Peace River. I was recently up in northern Alberta […]

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  • Why I Don’t Worry About Common Core Vocabulary has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann, I haven’t done a video in a while. I’ve had family visiting, my son and his family from the UK, my brother […]

  • Language Learning Techniques: Don’t Worry About Corrections has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about corrections, correcting people when they make mistakes in the process of learning a language. In the last few […]

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  • The question, don’t you forget your languages or how do you maintain your languages? That’s a very common question.
    How do you not forget languages? The simple answer here is I don’t forget languages. I have not forgotten a language and I think there are several reasons for this.

  • Why is Motivation Important When it Comes to Learning Languages? has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about a subject that comes up all the time — motivation.   I think […]

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  • How to Learn Mandarin and Can You be Fluent in 6 Months has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today, I’m going to talk to you about how to become fluent in Mandarin in six months. Let me […]

  • I did not become fluent in five days in Prague. However, I improved tremendously. I am comfortable in Czech. I read, I listen and understand. I can take part in a conversation but stumble here and there. I will post a video of an interview next we…

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  • I studied Czech a few years ago so my statistics at LingQ for that language are not current. However, the statistics from my recent Polish challenge illustrate the fact that we can learn or add to our “known words” total well over 100 words a day. In fact in the case of Polish (since I know other Slavic languages) it is over 300 words a day. You can learn 100 words a day, if you are willing to put in the time.

  • Learning a New Language and Why Many Struggle has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I would like to talk about why I think so many people have trouble learning languages. Now, many of you have heard […]

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