Tag Archives: linguistics

A mid-week language-learning rant: the B level plateau and the lie of “upper intermediate”

I’ve been doing some freelance writing lately and that took me into one of my favourite/least favourite corners of the internet: how to learn languages.

Language Death, Gretchen McCulloch, and Farewell to The Toast

Well, I’m not usually the first to hear the news, whatever that news may be, so it comes as no surprise that it took me a month to find out that The Toast is now defunct. I was never an avid follower of The Toast, but I liked what they did, was glad it existed, and […]

A two month hiatus and all you get is a list?

  I’m afraid so, folks. But I saw this on another blog and it reminded me of grief-bacon. I think there may be some overlap, but it’s still a fabulous list. If there’s anyone out there reading this, maybe we can try our hand at translating/creating English equivalents?http://www.altalang.com/beyond-words/2008/10/12/ten-most-difficult-words-to-translate/