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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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  • 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 Fluency 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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  • My response to a recent video falsely accusing me of being against bilingualism: https://onfr.tfo.org/le-retour-des-groupes-anti-bilinguisme/ Visit LingQ: ...
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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 […]

  • Study With Me: Learning Arabic Visit LingQ: https://bit.ly/2DAK57r My Blog: http://blog.thelinguist.com My Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lingosteve ...
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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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  • Language Fluency and Speaking Different 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. How do we get to speak in a language? I’m sure those of you who have been following my YouTube channel and who […]

  • Language Fluency and Speaking in a Foreign Language Part 1 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 speaking. How do we get to speak? How do we get to speak […]

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  • How Hard is it to Learn Japanese and Can it You be Fluent in 3 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 about a subject that has come up before and that is […]

  • How to Tutor Languages: Let the Language Come Naturally has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Hi there, this is Steve Kaufmann here again. I just want to follow up on my last video where I said that language learning is a subconscious […]

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  • If anyone is interested in getting together during my visit to South America, here some available days. Buenos Aires, October 3-4 or 8-10. Rio de Janeiro October 13-17 Salvador October 18-19 Lima October 26-28 I will be traveling with my wife and another couple, so this will take some planning. If there are people who […]

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  • To learn any language takes an awful lot of motivation. So if the children of immigrants are motivated to learn their heritage language because they want to talk to family members, or because they are interested in that culture or identify with that culture, then by all means. Any motivation or opportunity is great when […]

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  • If you’re wondering how to learn a new language, content, meaningful content, compelling content, this is the key ingredient, as I have often said. You need the right content to get started and you need the right content to continue on your journey all the way, all the way to fluency. The nature of content […]

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  • Of course, language learning success depends mostly on the learner. But what about external factors? What does a keen language learner need most of all?

    The answer is interesting language content. What constitutes interesting content will depend on each learner, and even on the changing interests of each learner. But the best way to learn another language is through interesting content, listening, reading and building up vocabulary.

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  • I just returned from four wonderful days attending the 2018 Langfest (#Langfest18) or Montreal Language festival. While these memories are still fresh in my mind I want to put some of my thoughts down to share with you.   Overall impressions Montreal is a vibrant city, and an old city for North America, or at […]

  • I had lunch earlier this week with a college professor who is head of the Asian language department in a large university here in Vancouver. He told me that a majority of students who enroll in Asian languages quit after the first year. I was surprised to hear that. Then I did some research and […]