Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
Happy New Year
Frohes Neues Yahr
С наступающим новым годом
Feliz Año Nuevo
Buon Anno Nuovo
Feliz Ano Novo
ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος
Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun
Gott nytt år
Czy Ty też masz problemy z nauczeniem się języka obcego skutecznie?
JAK OGARNĄĆ PROKRASTYNACJĘ?
Czym w zasadzie jest ta prokrastynacja? Najprościej chyba można ująć to tak: to umiejętność ludzkiego mózgu do unikania zmian i robienia rzeczy, które wypychają nas poza naszą strefę komfortu tak długo jak to tylko jest możliwe.
Znasz to powiedzenie: “Jeśli czujesz ochotę na zrobienie czego, poczekaj aż Ci przejdzie.” To jest właśnie prokrastynacja.
Więc jak kontrolować prokrastynację w kontekście nauki języków obcych?
THE SCHOOLS SHOULD FOCUS ON WHAT STUDENTS KNOW INSTEAD OF WHAT THEY DON'T. D U AGREE?
How does it look like in your country?
In Poland teachers focus mostly on what kids don't know instead of what they do.
Sadly, that is how the whole system works and worked in the past.
THE ASIAN ADVENTURE
A few years ago, my husband and I decided to go on a journey – it was almost 2 months in South-East Asia with a cruise.
We had analysed various package-tours and itineraries and created our own with personal interests only. I have worked several years as a tourist guide and I didn't want my honeymoon to be like work.
We flew in Singapore and that was the only hotel we booked. The rest was arranged on the spot according to our own meticulously prepared itinerary.
Every week I will publish one post with the sites we visited from one city or area during that journey.
You can guess what was next if you like or share your travelling adventures. Enjoy!
According to FSI (Foreign Service Institute) you need ca 750h to learn Spanish or French, 900h to learn German, 1100h to learn Polish or Russian and 2200h to learn Arabic or Chinese.
How much time have you spent on learning your foreign language(s)?
Here is a more thorough and detailed analysis:
CHECK THE NAME OF THE PRODUCT BEFORE EXPORTING IT
How important it is to check the name of the product before launching if you plan to export it?
Jak ważna jest nazwa produktu przed wprowadzeniem go na rynki zagraniczne?
Название товара имеет значение, особенно если хотите экспортировать на другие рынки.
Ist Produktname wichtig bevor man es exportiert?
Rolls Royce Silver Mist - Toyota MR2 - Chevrolet Nova
Should I learn 2 languages at once?
Many people ask me if they should learn 2 or even more languages at the same time. The thing is that if you want, nobody can stop you, but to my mind it wouldn't be very efficient.
There are several questions you need to answer:
Why do I want to learn 2 languages at once. Isn't learning just one is challenging enough?
Do I know one of the languages well enough already?
Are the languages I want to learn somehow related?
How much time do I want to invest in each of them?
How fast do I want to learn them?
Początek nowego roku jest zawsze jak rozpoczęcie nowej podróży. Jaka ona będzie w tym roku dla Ciebie?
Zawsze staramy się rozpocząć jakieś nawyki lub zacząć coś robić z początkiem nowego roku. Nieważne jakie są Twoje powody, musisz trzymać się prostej reguły:
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
New Year always seems to be like a new journey. What is the new year going to be for you?
We always try to incorporate new habits and the things that we wanted to start with the beginning of the new year. Regardless the reasons, we should keep in mind a simple principle:
С Рождеством Христовым
عيد الميلاد سيد
REGUŁA 3 SEKUND
I nie mówię tu o koszykówce...
Chcesz się nauczyć języka, dokończyć lub osiągnąć coś?
W takim razie musisz zacząć stosować regułę 3 sekund.
Jak to zrobić?
And I'm not talking about basketball...
Do you want to learn a language, finish, achieve or accomplish something?
Then you have to apply the 3-second rule to your daily routine.
How to do it?
JĘZYKI OBCE I BIZNES - WYKŁAD NA UNIWERSYTECIE GDAŃSKIM
JAK SKUTECZNIE UCZYĆ SIĘ JĘZYKÓW OBCYCH I WYKORZYSTAĆ JE W BIZNESIE?
HOW TO CONTROL PROCRASTINATION?
What is procrastination? To put it shortly the ability of the human brain to avoiding changes and doing the things that don't push us out our comfort zone for as long as possible.
So if you feel the urge to do something, wait, let it pass, that's how we say in Poland. That is procrastination.
How to control it when it comes to language learning?
HOW TO NAIL THE RUSSIAN ALPHABET? PART 2
As promised, the second part of learning the Russian alphabet. Enjoy!
HOW TO NAIL THE RUSSIAN ALPHABET? PART 1
Learning a new script can be challenging and many people are put off when the language they consider learning involves getting acquainted with a different writing system. I have learned some languages because they have a different script and it was a very interesting experience.
Cyrilic Alphabet was created on the basis of the Greek alphabet from the Thessaloniki area brought by Cyril and Methodius in the 10th century A.D. Undergone some changes, including the Peter the Great reform in the 18th century when it became what we know today.
So how to learn the Russian script?
Tongue twisters / скороговорки / Zungenbrecher
Regardless of the language, we have a very international phenomenon, everywhere we go, we can find sentences that are difficult to pronounce, mostly for kids, but also for foreigners.
It is even more challenging, if a foreigner can pronounce them and a native speaker can't! :)
The thing is to have fun, it doesn't have to be long, complicated or boring, sometimes it seems easy, but actually it's not :)
Let's try to present a few most popular ones in a few languages, that I happen to know :)
(Italian) Borrowings: a way to learn languages faster
It's good to start with the words that you might actually know, no matter if they are lexical borrowings or loanwords or cognates.
Even if the language is quite distant to your mother tongue or the ones that you actually know, it is highly unlikely that they do not have words borrowed from one another.
Thanks to that approach you can actually be very surprised that the vocabulary of the language you are only planning to learn is quite ample. It might be because of historical paths crossed at some point, others borrow concepts or inventions together with vocabulary assigned to them.
Etymology vs Folk etymology – understanding the words
I have already shared with you my approach towards understanding etymology of the words you are learning – by understanding their history, you will remember them better. They will cease to be a strange mix of letters and start to be interesting histories.
English job slang – Are you a jet set, Jane / John Doe or neither?
Are you a key player, a huckster or a drummer? Or maybe you have a dead-end job and need send some bragsheets out?
Being the most popular foreign language in the world and not particularly difficult to master, English has an enormous amount of words, according to Harvard University going somewhere around 1 million, under one fifth of which (ca 200k) you will actually in Oxford English Dictionary, and again one tenth of that (20-30k) is known to a native speaker. How many words do you think you know?
Learning Spanish through songs: Despacito part 1
You've probably heard it a zillion of times, not even knowing it (5,5bln yt views must have come from somewhere). Why not learn the vocabulary, which is pretty basic Spanish. Without further ado, let's cut to the chase.
Sí, sabes que ya llevo un rato mirándote
Tengo que bailar contigo hoy (DY)
Vi que tu mirada ya estaba llamándome
Muéstrame el camino que yo voy (Oh)
How to learn the names of the days of the week in any language? MONDAY
I have always been fascinated with etymology, and wrote my MA thesis on borrowings. I find understanding of the language structure of utmost importance to learning it much faster and in a more effective way.
In different cultures the week starts with a different day. Since I am Polish, I'll discuss it from my point of view (and from point of view of ISO 8601, apparently).
Blending case study: a productive way of coining new words in English
Blending is a very productive process of word building in modern English. That is one of the ways to create neologisms. This is my favourite way of coining new words, simply because it is very creative. Plus, when you know what words coined the new word there is absolutely no problem to guess the meaning. The name of my company LANGcheck was actually coined in such a way blending LANGuage with CHECking. Let us analyse several examples:
#1 Find the need to learn a language INSIDE you. Learning a langague is like quitting smoking or...
#2 Find your own WAY of learning. Searching for the method is like dating...
#3 Learn every day, according to a SMART plan until it becomes your habit, like driving a car...
keep on reading...
What can I do for you?
I can perform LANGchecks – I can check the language knowledge of the future employee - check my website www.langcheck.com
I can give advice on foreign language learning - how to learn foreign languages – language guiding or przewodnik językowy
I can conduct export trainings
I can give travel advice
I can provide individual consulting services - LANGconsultation
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