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Online Course: The Elements of English Grammar.

Are you confused by all the rules of English? Are you learning English as a second language? Are you a native speaker who just wants to brush up on your grammar skills?

Several hours of video instruction (plus text) in “the elements of English grammar.” Perfect your command of proper English through instruction in correct usage of grammar, usage, and syntax from a real, live college English professor who makes grammar fun!”

For more information or to purchase the course: The Elements of English Grammar

Special offer: Use the promotional coupon link above for half-off (only $10).

ABC Learning Games for Kids

There are many ABC Learning Games Preschool for kids inside the main app including:

Reading A to Z: Smart phone applications are kid-friendly and are great fun to use. Learning apps provide children an easy way to start picking out their letters. They learn their letters A to Z with different colors and attractive screen displays.

Letters: Kids receive their instruction in ways they instinctively understand. We know that kids don’t like boring English learning games. That is why these apps provide ABC learning games for kids in such an enticing way that children like watching them again and again, even after they already know their ABCs.

ABC Phonics: ABC phonics are also available in sweet musical tones, which enhance the learning ability of children. Such attractive rhymes make it easy for children to learn the ABCs by heart.

Animal sounds: Poems and rhymes having animal sounds with alphabets are also available in ABC learning games for kids for preschoolers. Youngsters learn easily from these types of games because they become familiar with the animal sounds easily.

Learn to write: These apps are designed so that children learn to write equally well. ABC Learning games for toddlers give your children a head start for school.

Fill colors: Colors are always enticing for the kids. These games let children combine the letters with colors to learn to recognize the alphabet.

Draw patterns: These applications allow children to show off their new by making various designs with their ABCs. Match dots: Matching dots is another technique that mobile Apps promote ABC learning by providing entertainment that will make your children forget they are learning the ABCs.

Sequences: Different sequences and patterns are great for helping kids recognize their ABCs. Preschool ABC games offer many fun sequence games for your child to enjoy.

ABC Puzzle Game: ABC puzzle game provides a challenging way for children to use their ABC skills.

ABC Quiz Game: Test what your child has learned with alphabet learning app with this quiz game.

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My Language Journal

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My Language Journal

By Bill Price 

Learn a foreign language today with the help of this language learning journal. Includes 90 days worth of worksheets to help you plan, organize, and follow through on your language learning goals.

For more information or to order please check My Language Journal by Bill Price.

Additional information available at:

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Book: Positively Productive

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Trisha Collins-Dunbar 

Positively Productive offers a more holistic approach to language learning.

Learn simple, yet very effective psychological techniques that have been scientifically proven for success. Techniques used by the likes of successful athletics, entrepreneurs, and actors.

The workbook focuses on how to apply these skills to language learning to succeed and achieve your goals.

 

For more information or to order check out Amazon.UKAmazon.com

Also Available as an eBook!

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Efficient Language Learning 

Bill Price 

At last, a book about time management and goal setting specifically applied to foreign language learning! Whether you are just thinking about learning your first foreign language or your twenty-first, there is something in here for you. Learn more efficiently and find more time that you never even knew you had.”

For more information or to order check out Efficient Language Learning by Bill Price

Book: Pampers to Polyglot: 7 ideas for raising multilinguals like me

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Pampers to Polyglot: 7 ideas for raising multilinguals like me 

Tetsu Yung

Pampers To Polyglot is a short book about how you can raise children to become multilingual.

The author Tetsu Yung is fluent in five important languages: English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. And he dabbles in a few other languages, too.

In this book, he describes his childhood experience, how he uses languages in his personal and professional life, his thoughts on the importance of language learning early on in life, and more. He illustrates through 7 simple, effective, and practical ideas how you can replicate his linguistic success for your children.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/PampersToPolyglot/  

Learning Languages with Linguacious™

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Linguacious™ Game-Based Flashcards and Posters (with Audio)

The Linguacious™ game-based flashcards are the only language cards in the market that allow you to listen to the native pronunciation of each word from the cards themselves, to play over 8 different games with the cards, and to practice all four language skills separately due to its innovative design. Created by Ph.D linguists, all Linguacious™ products are informed by language acquisition theory.

For more information or to order visit: https://www.linguacious.net/shop/

 

How to be More Productive in Language Learning

We are not born with a positive mindset. It is our experiences, culture and religious beliefs that shape who we are.  Although our genetics do influence the chemical makeup of our attitude. All that said being more positive is actually a skill that anyone can learn. It takes hard work, consistency and persistence. There will always be highs and lows that life throws at you. You mould your own perspective and are responsible for your own success.

Remember you shape your perspective and are ultimately responsible for your own success.

By limiting exposure to negativity, focusing more on the positive, offering and asking for help when needed, you’ll feel better prepared for learning a new language. It can be very challenging to remain positive when faced with the challenges that can arise. For example, a language partner might not show, a tutorial may be cancelled or you may not be feeling confident about an exam. These experiences can have a negative result and over time may impact on your attitude for study and make you less motivated. However, it does not have to be that way. You can shape your own response to negative experiences and improve your performance.

Focus on the Postive to be more Productive

Step back and take a deep breath and remind yourself of all the reasons why you are learning the language. Write down all the things that are going well for you. A good idea is to invest in a journal. To get some ideas on how to use a language journal check out this post.

Look for the Good

Many people find it hard to stay positive when faced negative situations. If you are struggling with learning a language, always remember that this difficulty will
pass and if it doesn’t you will adapt your learning to better cope with the challenge. Be grateful for the things that are going well for you.  Honour even the smallest of successes that you have when learning a language.  Noticing and pointing out the good will help you to stay more positive, motivated and will build greater confidence. A positive attitude can also influence those around you. Give thanks when someone makes an extra effort to help you. If you’re impressed with someone, tell them. Praise encourages an appreciation and this positive reinforcement back will be returned. Looking for the good can also reduce unconstructive competition and comparison between other language learners too.

Reward yourself

If you’ve just completed a goal, gone up a level in your fluency or you’re feeling
really exhausted, consider taking a break from studying for a couple of days. A long
weekend can improve your productivity and leave you feeling refreshed and more motivated too.

Social Stimulus

Developing relationships with other language learners is one of the most effective ways to improve your attitude and performance. Feeling supported will help you have more fun with your language learning, Reach out and realise the value of study partners. If you begin to feel negative, look to upbeat language learners to put things back into
perspective for you. Language is key to being social and developing people skills is an important part of language learning. Check out the 24 soft skills that are required to be a successful language learner.

Escaping Negativity 

If someone is being rather negative about another language learner refuse to join in. My trick is to turn the conversation around with some humour or telling a story of something else thus changing the topic. Joining in with negativity not only hurts those around you but over time you could develop a ‘toxic’ mindset too. A toxic mindset is detrimental to your own well-being. There will always be people who like to dwell and suck up positive energy like a vacuum and leak out negative vile. They think that the world is against them and they have a right to have whatever they want with little regard for those around them. They always complain and are quick to criticise others. Be aware of these people and try to avoid them because their pessimistic outlook will start to impact your own. Although sometimes it can be our very own thoughts that are negative check out this post to learn how to manage negative thoughts. 

Setting Goals for Language Learning 

If you say “I want to learn French” that isn’t a very precise goal and sounds very overwhelming. Break goals down into smaller more management chunks over a specific time period.  You will find more enjoyment in learning if you’re always aiming to do better. Acknowledge what you can’t change and work on the things you have control
over. Ask yourself what your ultimate goals are? Where do you see yourself in
6 months, five or ten years time? Then ask yourself what you need to do to get there.
For some ideas on goals check out my personal plan for June.

 

What helps you to be more productive in your language learning?

For more ideas on how to be positively productive when learning a new language check out my new eBook/Book ‘Positively Productive’ from Amazon now!

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Multilingual Puzzle Books

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Erik Zidowecki

Scriveremo Publishing

No one said learning a language had to be boring!

Learning vocabulary can be a long and tiresome process. Add some fun to it with multilingual puzzle books. Spend several enjoyable hours finding the words in each grid and the new vocabulary will slip easily into your brain!

To learn more about these books and to order check out the main website here: http://www.scriveremo.com


3. Learning Mandarin – Chinese Zodiac

中國十二生肖 – Zhōngguó shí’èr shēngxiào

This week I have been learning about Animals so I thought it seemed rather fitting to do a post on the Chinese Zodiac! For years I believed I was a pig 豬 (until my Chinese tutor explained that I needed to use the Chinese Lunar Calander in order to establish my actual sign). Under this calendar, I am actually a dog! Our Zodiac signs focus on the 12 months of a year, whilst the Chinese Zodiac focuses on The 12-year cycle of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar.

 

Vocabulary 

你幾歲?(Nǐ jǐ suì?) – How old are you?

我是…歲 (Wǒ shì… Suì) – I am… years old.

你的中國十二生肖是什麼?(Nǐ de zhōngguó shí’èr shēngxiào shì shénme?) – What is your Chinese Zodiac sign?

我的中國十二生肖是…?(Wǒ de zhōngguó shí’èr shēngxiào shì…?) – My Chinese Zodiac Sign is…

The Signs – 生肖 (shēngxiào)

Rat  鼠 – shǔ:  2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960

Ox 牛 – niú: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961

Tiger 虎 – hǔ: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962

Rabbit 兔子 – Tùzǐ: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963

Dragon 龍 – lóng: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964

Snake 蛇 – shé: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965

Horse 馬 / 马 – mǎ: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966

Ram 羊 – yáng: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967

Monkey 猴 – hóu: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968

Rooster 雞 / 鸡 – jī:  2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969

Dog  狗 – gǒu: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970

Pig 豬 / 猪 – zhū: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

To find out more information on the Chinese Zodiac and double check your sign, click here.

Check out my recommended products for learning Mandarin here

So what is your Zodiac Sign? Comment below. 

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