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by Steve Kaufmann · · · · 16 subscribers

For people who love languages, or would but were discouraged...

French was the first language where I was able to transform myself into a fluent speaker of another language, other than English. I love listening to French when it is spoken well. I think acquiring good French pronunciation is one of the challenges that French learners face, and so I would like to offer a […] The post A Guide to French Pronunciation appeared first on The Linguist.

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I was asked how I find the time to study languages. I am planning do a video on the subject. First I did a little research by googling the term above, "Finding the time to study languages." You can do the same. I will list here the first few links …
I was asked how I find the time to study languages. I am planning do a video on the subject. First I did a little research by googling the term above, "Finding the time to study languages." You can do the same. I will list here the first few links …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/when-my- blue-words-turn-to-gold-lingq-in-a-nu) **[Blue words.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/CogLpNIDJe06dhpvJNPk3U7xsLydYLgt8mmBGA9ZMiGYFVGSgDX8ILciKZ1T/Blue_words.mp3)** (2247 KB) The simplest explanation of what you have to do at LingQ is that you have to convert blue (unknown) words into gold. That gets you started learning them. The more you see them, as gold words in other …
&#0160;&#0160;Download now or listen on posterous <a href="http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/CogLpNIDJe06dhpvJNPk3U7xsLydYLgt8mmBGA9ZMiGYFVGSgDX8ILciKZ1T/Blue_words.mp3" …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/spare- the-grammar-the-podcast) **[Grammar 2.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/ASmArYvvGlbjQe8QYijvbqrCSdEiLJ8IAFarlgGDbmP1SPQYte4JkGEM9q3U/Grammar_2.mp3)** (9268 KB) Here is the podcast [Posted via email](http://posterous.com) from [Lingosteve's place](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/spare-the-grammar-the-podcast) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=7Q72WNTAKBA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=63t7Ie-LG7Y) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheLinguistOnLanguage/~4/YKdvtKLg2sk)
&#0160;&#0160;Download now or listen on posterous <a href="http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/ASmArYvvGlbjQe8QYijvbqrCSdEiLJ8IAFarlgGDbmP1SPQYte4JkGEM9q3U/Grammar_2.mp3" …
&#0160;&#0160;Download now or listen on posterous <a href="http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/7AcVAtnrdO9y1tQdbomJZwylkrJ7MWsavRFAAr3xw4IDVkAj8IQD0wdhX5rs/Grammar.mp3" …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/why-i -find-grammar-study-largely-a-waste-of-t) **[Grammar.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/7AcVAtnrdO9y1tQdbomJZwylkrJ7MWsavRFAAr3xw4IDVkAj8IQD0wdhX5rs/Grammar.mp3)** (11830 KB) To move our discussion of grammar along, I have done a little podcast on the subject, since I am too lazy to write it all out. I will produce a transcript later and put it into the LingQ English …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com /speaking-your-way-to-fluency-just-the-podcast) **[Speak to fluency.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/mLubXz4cD16S6dknvARwjdp5VLWjIuFBt31QCmk8r9h2sHSyrHC55rV386pS/Speak_to_fluency.mp3)** (9272 KB) For those who might use these for language learning or prefer just to listen, here is the podcast. ![](http://www.lingq.com/goodies/ru/steve/badge/blue.jpg?width=160) ![](http://www.lingq.com/goodies/pt/steve/badge/green.jpg?width=160) \--- @ [WiseStamp Signature](http://my.wisestamp.com/link?u=ckktr4xvyc8htpsy&s ite=www.wisestamp.com/email-install) . [Get it now](http://my.wisestamp.com/link?u=ckktr4xvyc8htpsy&site=www.wisestamp.com /email-install) [Posted via email](http://posterous.com) from [Lingosteve's place](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/speaking-your-way-to-fluency-just-the- podcast) …
&#0160;&#0160;Download now or listen on posterous <a href="http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/mLubXz4cD16S6dknvARwjdp5VLWjIuFBt31QCmk8r9h2sHSyrHC55rV386pS/Speak_to_fluency.mp3" …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/benny- the-irish-poyglot-and-steve-the-linguis) **[Benny1.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/eCCczO0WcCGgurmwwVbqTgz1xkWZPSsJOTxbVCohraeCZNFxACIwlNGHInsT/Benny1.mp3)** (17302 KB) Let two long-winded, loquacious language lovers lock horns, laying out their litany of language learning logic, and there is no limit to the likely length of the palaver, and both linguistic pugilists are left with the lingering loathsome sense …
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![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/benny- the-irish-poyglot-and-steve-the-linguis-0) **[Benny2.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/sUg8AJT07xusALp56RKjb11QeRF4A1r36yyhvUh3meQXhBBi0stcsycNpmmM/Benny2.mp3)** (18016 KB) Here is part two. ![](http://www.lingq.com/goodies/ru/steve/badge/blue.jpg?width=160) ![](http://www.lingq.com/goodies/pt/steve/badge/green.jpg?width=160) \--- @ [WiseStamp Signature](http://my.wisestamp.com/link?u=ckktr4xvyc8htpsy&s ite=www.wisestamp.com/email-install) . [Get it now](http://my.wisestamp.com/link?u=ckktr4xvyc8htpsy&site=www.wisestamp.com /email-install) [Posted via email](http://posterous.com) from [Lingosteve's place](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/benny-the-irish-poyglot-and-steve-the- linguis-0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=7Q72WNTAKBA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=63t7Ie-LG7Y) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheLinguistOnLanguage/~4/S_Di9qYWeD4)
&#0160;&#0160;Download now or listen on posterous <a …
&#0160;&#0160;Download now or listen on posterous <a …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/what- does-speaking-a-language-mean-and-more) **[Sean.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/AkXt9lwl7afj8AsQR6M3QBrpHdSb5m2SGzwaBlo6KmJzgDl1N4KmGWUdJ0q4/Sean.mp3)** (16603 KB) How much can we learn in two months? What does "speaking a language" mean, and more. A discussion with Sean of Edufire. [Posted via email](http://posterous.com) from [Lingosteve's place](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/what-does-speaking-a-language-mean-and- more) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=7Q72WNTAKBA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=63t7Ie-LG7Y) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheLinguistOnLanguage/~4/CZNPRJjmhio)
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/when-to- start-speaking-in-a-language-the-podc) **[Speaking.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/EdnuxILfF3PWeWG7hGKo0BnIQUDFGezlEFYjNV8VNd93UHvDo0oW2kGaAvd0/Speaking.mp3)** (9240 KB) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than watch videos, here is the podcast on the subject of when to start speaking when we are learning a language. [Posted via email](http://posterous.com) from [Lingosteve's place](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/when-to-start-speaking-in-a-language- the-podc) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheLinguistOnLanguage?d=7Q72WNTAKBA) …
&#0160;&#0160;Download now or listen on posterous <a …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Download now or [listen on posterous](http://lingosteve.posterous.com/if-i-were-a-language-teacher) **[Language teacher.mp3](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lingosteve/bJVScKOXKO0LXivBt66SKqcKTHPNK3JhU5Hvf0cpMQVgMLavJe2mRh0CerZR/Language_teacher.mp3)** (12263 KB) Here is what I would do if I were a language teacher. This is in response to Jacob who wanted some more constructive comments on how to handle language teaching in a classroom environment. [Posted via email](http://posterous.com) from [Lingosteve's …