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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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  • 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 ...
  • 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.

  • 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 for Life April 17 2019
    Hi Everyone, This is the final video of my 90 day challenge. I talk about learning for life. Learning a new language is all about motivation, enjoyment, and ...
  • 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 […]

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Join the LingQ Challenge: https://www.lingq.com Hi Everyone, Steve here. Join me as I study new languages on LingQ. Feel free to ask questions in the chat, ...
  • 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 […]

  • Welcome to week 11. When it comes to learning a language, or anything for that matter, the more curious you are about the subject, the more fun you'll have ...
  • 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 […]

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hello, I had a lot of fun talking with Lindsay and using LingQ. This video was live streamed on her channel and I wanted to share it just in case you missed it.
  • 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…

  • 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 ...
  • Welcome to week 10 of the 90 day challenge. In this video, I'd like to talk about the LingQ community and why interacting with other language learners is ...
  • 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 […]

  • 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 ...
  • Check out LingQ's grammar resources: https://www.lingq.com/en/grammar-resource/ Join the LingQ Challenge: https://www.lingq.com/challenges Hi Everyone, ...
  • Put the Language Dictionary Down has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on August 6, 2018   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here to talk about languages and today I want to talk about dictionaries. Basically, the reason I want to talk about dictionaries is because I was thinking about this person […]

  • Hello again, hope your language progress has being going well. Today I want to talk about pronunciation and tips for improvement. Enjoy.
  • 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 ...
  • Arabic Dialects March 26 2019

    Arabic Dialects has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on July 5, 2018   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I’m going to talk about Arabic. I’m going to talk about the dialects or versions of Arabic and my strategy in learning Arabic.   Now, first of all, my interest in […]

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chinese Grammar is Not Difficult has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on November 22, 2018     Hi there, Steve here. Today I want to talk a little bit about Chinese because we’re introducing traditional characters to LingQ. So people who are interested in learning traditional characters, they can get […]

  • Congratulations, you're more than halfway through your challenge! Now it's time to start speaking. Watch my video to learn a few tips.
  • 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 and Memory: How to Maintain What We’ve Learned has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on July 13, 2013   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. First of all, I apologize. I’m not going to do this video in Portuguese; although, I had said that I would. That leads me to the […]

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Week seven has arrived. Hope your journey to fluency continues to go well. In this video, I want to talk about known words and why they give you confidence ...
  • How Our Emotions Influence Our Language Skills has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on April 2, 2013   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I want to make a video in response to a video that I received from Lucas from Brazil. He posted this video in response to one of […]

  • 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 ...
  • Business Vocabulary Can’t be Taught has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on December 19, 2012   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I want to do a video because I’ve been putting up these Google Hangout videos and one of my viewers said we want to see the old style video […]

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Money Talks and Should Education Be Free? has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on July 3, 2013   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann, another glorious day in Vancouver. Again, I’m going to talk about language learning, of course, but I’m going to talk about language learning and money. It’s a subject […]

  • Week six has arrived. Hope your journey to fluency continues to go well. In this video, I want to talk about language review.
  • 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 ...
  • Instead of Just Studying Languages, Explore Them and You’ll Learn has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on Jan 3, 2019   So we’re out for a walk in London. It’s kind of a cool day, but it’s lovely to walk. It’s not raining. What I thought I’d talk about today […]

  • 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 ...
  • Week five has arrived. Hope your journey to fluency continues to go well. In this video, I want to talk about language review.
  • You Don’t Need to Study Abroad to Learn a Language has  been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube Channel. This video originally aired on November 27th, 2013     Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Here I am in our little yard. We’re in Palm Springs, my wife and I, so I want to talk about travel and language […]

  • Immersion: The Best Strategy for Beginner Language Learners has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original video was published on Jan 15, 2018   Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about being a beginner in learning a language and I want to refer to what I’m doing to learn Arabic. As I’ve […]

  • Multilingualism and the Brain has  been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube Channel. This video originally aired on October 28th, 2013 Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m back from Montreal. I attended a conference there called the International Conference on Multilingualism: Linguistic Challenges and Neurocognitive Mechanisms. I attended the conference in the hope that it would provide me […]

  • Sometimes I Feel Dyslexic Reading Arabic has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.      Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today I want to talk about the power of reading and I’m going to explain why I’m on this subject.   First of all, today is December the 10th here in Vancouver. A week from now […]

  • Moses McCormick and the True Path of Language Learning has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  Original upload: 7th May, 2012   Hello. Good morning everyone. Now, you’re probably asking yourself, what’s Steve doing with Moses’ hat on? That would a good question to ask, what is Steve doing with Moses’ hat on? I’m going to […]

  • Word Count, Graded Readers and Fluency has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel.  The video was first published on November 2013. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. I’m sitting in Palm Springs, California. The sun is beating down on me. I’m going to talk about word count, graded readers and how many words we need to speak. […]

  • Your Language Resources Should be Meaningful, Not Generic has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ. Note* This video is from six years ago. I have since discovered the value of our mini-stories at LingQ, which focus on the most important verbs in the language […]

  • Pimsleur Review, Learning Romanian from Scratch has been transcribed from Steve’s YouTube channel. You can download the audio and study the transcript as a lesson at LingQ.   My Pimsleur Review: The Good and the Bad Hi there, Steve Kaufmann, I want to do a review of Pimsleur. I bought Pimsleur because I have to go to […]

  • Hi Everyone,   I am happy to announce a new 90 Day LingQ Challenge. Over the next 90 days, I’ll be learning two new languages (Farsi and Arabic) using LingQ. I’m inviting you to be apart of this challenge (you can study any language you wish) and study with other LingQ members on YouTube. Discuss […]

  • Speaking Romanian and Why Language Learning Needs to be Real 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. It’s a glorious day here in Vancouver, sunny and warm. It’s the warmest day so far this year. Normally, […]

  • Speaking Face-to-Face, How Important is It? 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 back in Vancouver. The weather is nice. It’s a little cooler than Palm Springs. Today I want to talk about the importance of […]

  • A Quick Overview of Japanese for Beginners 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 here. Today I want to talk about Japanese. I’m thinking of doing a series on different languages, which I would call Steve’s Easy Introduction […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]