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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 talk about online tutors, best practices, and how my view has changed when it comes to speaking. Enjoy. Visit LingQ and learn a new language using content ...
  • 日本語 4:00 In this video, I talk about TOEIC in both English and Japanese. If you've done the TOEIC test before, feel free to leave your comments below. Please ...
  • Today I want to talk about what I’ve call the three keys of language learning. Let’s call them the tripod, the tripod of language learning. It’s ‘A’ – Attitude, ‘T’ – Time and ‘N’ – the ability to Notice. You could also call it attentiveness, but it’s the ability to notice, which is something we […]

  •     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today I’m going to try to be a little controversial. I am sure that I will generate a lot more ‘thumbs down’ than I have in the past. I’m going to talk about linguistics and language learning and the reason is that I discovered through the Internet a person […]

  • When you are tongue tied and can't speak in a language, don't worry. Keep speaking and keep listening and reading. Visit LingQ and learn a new language ...
  • Yesterday, July 4th, was the American national holiday. July 1st was the Canadian national holiday. Since I’m retired, I’m not much affected by holidays. Amongst the various activities that I enjoy, as you probably know, is language learning. When it’s sunny I have less time available for language learning, I’m doing other things, like golfing.  […]

  • Like and subscribe to my channel for more tips about Language Learning. CI is an important buzzword in language instruction. Does it refer to comprehensible ...
  • This video was first published on January, 30th 2012   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again at my blog The Linguist on Language and, of course, the website LingQ.com. Today, I want to talk about something that has been on my mind and it has to do with the importance of good language content. Content […]

  • in languages, just like in golf, illuminating stress can help us perform. Visit LingQ: https://www.lingq.com My Blog: https://blog.thelinguist.com/
  • Content is the core of LingQ. The better the content, the more motivated you'll become to learn a new language. At LingQ, we have tons of great content but we ...
  •   This video was first published on 29 Jul 2012   First of all, I should say that I have my son and his family visiting from London, so I have two additional little grandchildren. I have one son, Mark, who lives here and he has three kids and my son, Eric, who lives in […]

  • I believe that listening comprehension is an important skill in language learning. That is what you should drive for first of all. If you develop good listening comprehension, the other skills will come, the speaking will come, even your grammar, your accuracy.

  • There is a lot of learning material out there thanks to the Internet, libraries, and book stores. The trouble is finding content that suites you. In this video, I go ...
  • Continuing my Turkish journey, I want to talk about being active. I've been very active studying Turkish on LingQ as you will see and by doing so, I've made good ...
  • Language Learning Questions was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on Jan 13th, 2013   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m going to follow up with another video. I received a comment from a Miss Soule, who is a Canadian who is studying Korean and other languages from what I can gather from looking at her […]

  • Check out this video of an American speaking excellent Spanish, and I mean excellent. His name is Richard Vaughan, of the Vaughan language schools in Spain. (He should plug LingQ for me since I am plugging Vaughan, but then I was just so impressed…

  • People always say, "I want to learn the basics of a new language". Are there shortcuts, are the basics enough to get by? In this video, I share my thoughts and ...
  • In this video, I go over what I've been able to accomplish so far using LingQ. For example, growing my vocabulary and improving my listening. All this is part of ...
  • Language learning is a personal activity. I do it for myself. I learn the language for my own reasons and in my own ways. I focus my efforts on those aspects of the language that interest me the most. Confidence, strong motivation and a positive a…

  • The Mind of the Language Learner was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on December 27, 2018 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here still in London enjoying a relaxed Christmas/New Year period with my son and his family, visiting with some of their friends and just enjoying being in London. Today I want to talk about what […]

  • For those who have been following my videos, I recently started learning a new language, Turkish. In this video, I wanted to continue sharing my thoughts when ...
  • Tips for learning a new language is a video I made to help you begin your journey to fluency. I'm starting Turkish but the language tips I discuss in this video can ...
  • Patience In Language Learning was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on August 10, 2015 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. As you know, I like to talk about language learning. If you enjoy my channel, please subscribe. I try to put out a video at least once a week on tips or experience that I have […]

  • Linguists and Polyglots was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on May 29, 2012 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m back from my visit to Rarotonga, New Zealand and Australia and so today I want to talk about linguists because that always generates a lot of controversy. People criticize me for calling speakers of many languages […]

  • In this video, I talk with Constantine in Lviv about languages, LingQ, the city of Lviv, and everything in between. Enjoy. LingQ: https://www.lingq.com My blog: ...
  • A discussion with Solomija Buk (in Ukrainian) about word frequency. Соломія Бук Школа української мови та культури для іноземців http://learn-u...
  • In Ukraine, I met up with Solomija Buk to talk about word frequency and language learning. Solomija Buk Ukrainian Language and Culture School ...
  • Common English Mistakes: -ed and -ing Words was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on May 6, 2019 Hi there, Steve here. I’m no longer, for the time being, doing these coaching sessions. The 90-Day Challenge is over. But, today I want to talk about English and I’m going to do a number of videos about […]

  • 3 Stages of Language Acquisition  was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on May 13, 2019 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Today I want to talk about something that I think is very important, a question that I get all the time, and that is how long does it take to learn a language. I want to […]

  • In this video, I talk about the situation in eastern Ukraine and language learning. I speak in both Russian and Ukraine. Original Video: ...
  • How to Start Learning a New Language was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on December 23, 2012 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. It’s the 23rd of December. My wife has been baking cookies and preparing for our Christmas dinner tomorrow night. All day long I’ve been wrapping presents, but I want to talk about something […]

  • Learning Words – How Many Do We Need To Know? was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on October 25, 2014 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again. Today I want to talk about words. It’s a subject that comes up all the time, how many words do we need to know? I guess I have two […]

  • Gabriel's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5SNqMU8j9962mHKuYp4Zlw Today I speak with polyglot Gabriel Silva in several different languages ...
  • How do we develop the ability to notice in a new language? A couple of things that have helped me: Lots of reading and listening Highlighting words and ...
  • Return on Investment: Language Learning Efficiency has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on May 10, 2013   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about return on investment or efficiency in language learning. What do I mean by return on investment? Well, when we learn a […]

  • The Details of Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on July 30. 2013   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann, today I want to talk a little bit about the details of languages. The reason this comes up is because of the discussion we had when I put up […]

  • Article: https://blog.thelinguist.com/three-language-acquisition-stages Transcript: https://blog.thelinguist.com/language-acquisition-time-frame Today I talk about ...
  • It seems that nowadays if we don't agree with someone we are held to be close-minded or worse. Disagreement is healthy. We can listen to arguments and ...
  • This is the second part of my discussion with Matt VS Japan. Watch our first video together (in English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgjPByUamFQ&t=2s ...
  • Continuing my mini video series that talks about common mistakes in English. Today's video is going to be about English verb tenses and ways you can get ...
  • Patterns and Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on May 29th, 2013     Listen to the audio and don’t forget to check out Steve’s podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.lingq.com/resources/contents/audionorm/resources/contents/audio/2014/02/22/Patterns_and_La.a7e8c95ca259.mp3   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m going to talk about patterns and language learning and […]

  • Hoy estoy con Ana y quiero hablar sobre algunos de los errores más comunes que cometen los estudiantes de inglés, más específicamente, las diferencias ...
  • Language Learning and Old Age has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on July 20. 2012     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here again. Today I want to do a video about language learning and old age. I’m doing this because I received a comment on my YouTube channel from […]

  • Today I want to talk about some of the most common mistakes English learners make, more specifically, adding ed and ing to words. Learn English and other ...
  • In learning languages we need to engage in big picture learning, listening, reading and getting used to the words and sounds of the language. But we also need ...
  • How to Learn Words May 2 2019

    How to Learn Words has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on November 20, 2012     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk primarily about how I learn words because that was a request I had from one of the people who follows me here at […]

  • Learning Japanese Verb Endings has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on March 12, 2018   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about Japanese verbs and Japanese verb endings, but first I want to make a confession.   I do these videos based on stuff that […]

  • Exit Video in Persian April 29 2019
    Here's an unedited online Persian/Farsi lesson I recently had with my tutor. I have recently been doing LingQ's 90 day challenge and studying Persian. This is ...
  • Join the LingQ Challenge: https://www.lingq.com/challenges Hi Everyone, Steve here. My 90 Day Challenge is finished. I'd like to thank everyone who tuned into ...
  • Join the LingQ Challenge: https://www.lingq.com/challenges Hi Everyone, Steve here. Join me as I study new languages on LingQ. Feel free to ask questions in ...
  • Language Learning, Talent or Attitude has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on May 6, 2012   My TV show came and went. I’m going to post a link here in that first opening box underneath my video. I can’t remember what they called it, but it was a program […]

  • Exit Video in Arabic April 24 2019
    Here's an unedited online Arabic lesson I recently had with my tutor. I have recently been doing LingQ's 90 day challenge and studying Arabic. This is my ...
  • Join the LingQ Challenge: https://www.lingq.com/challenges Hi Everyone, Steve here. Join me as I study new languages on LingQ. Feel free to ask questions in ...
  • Learning Four Languages at the Same Time has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on November 3, 2012   Click here to check out Steve’s Podcast https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.lingq.com/resources/contents/audionorm/resources/contents/audio/2014/09/07/Learning_four_l.bdacd0a4a1fe.mp3     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I often get asked about learning several languages or more than one language at once, do […]

  • If you do enough reading and listening in Spanish, you’re attentive to the language and you occasionally review this kind of explanation, (but rely largely on repeated exposure in different contexts), you will eventually be able to get that natural sense for Spanish verbs and you can master them.

  • Polyglottery and Speaking More than One Language has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on April 30, 2012   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I’m going to talk about polyglottery and multilingualism. Polyglottery is a term that I became aware of only fairly recently. It’s a term coined, I […]

  • Language Learning Progress has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The original video was published on August 13, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about how we can make progress. How do we progress in language learning? To me, the answer is very simple. Keep moving. Move forward, that’s what […]

  • Grammar: How Best to Study it has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The Original video was published on April 24, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about grammar. Now, often here at my channel there has been discussion of the importance of input and the need to deemphasize grammar […]

  • Can we even learn the basics first? I find that I cannot do it. I just forge ahead and learn words and get used to the language? I think we need to cover a lot of ground, some new, some old. We need to explore new things, pushing the boundaries, w…

  • The Mind, the Brain and Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The Original video was published on April 9, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I recently did a video where I talked about how our emotions get in the way of our language learning, even though we would like to pronounce […]