I experimented with lucid dreaming in the 90s after learning about it in Omni magazine. After getting some of the methods down and gaining the ability to fly around the world like Superman, I started using lucid dreaming to get in additional guitar practice and martial arts training while I slept. One night, I started dreaming in German and r [...]
Reading can be a fun and effective way to learn a new language. If you find books on topics that interest you written in the language you are learning, it will keep you motivated to study the language.
As Kató Lomb wrote in Polyglot:
We should read because it is books that provide knowledge in the most interesting way, and it is a fundamental [...]
Reading children’s books is another way to make learning a new language easy and fun. Children’s books are designed to be simple and easy to read. They use short clear sentences and a basic vocabulary. Also, they are nearly always illustrated, which gives you visual clues for the meaning of the text.
The books will often teach you [...]
If you need to learn a language fast, the key is to prioritize. The best way I have found to prioritize what I need from a language is to focus on the basic structures of the language and the key vocabulary.
The basic structures of a language can be derived by deconstructing basic phrases in the language to understand word order. This does no [...]
If you want to learn a language, you have to make it simple and fun. Forget about the way you may have been taught languages in school. The traditional ways of teaching languages involve the study of grammar and rote memorization of words.
Did you learn your native tongue by being taught the grammatical structures first? Of course not.
To lea [...]