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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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  • 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 Today I talk about the 3 stages of language acquisition. Stage 1 - Connecting with the ...
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 ...
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]