Live the Language



EF – Live The Language – Paris from Albin Holmqvist on Vimeo.

I stumbled upon this little video last week. Coincidence? Maybe. I like to think it’s my inner frenchie saying, “Pardon Madame… it’s time.”

We purchased Rosetta Stone a little while back but haven’t started using it yet. I know, I know… shame, shame. Motivation’s a funny thing. Well, it’s actually not a motivation issue, more of a time management thing. We need to develop some kind of schedule, a way to make it part of our everyday routine. 

If you’ve ever learned a second language, I would love to know what tips you have to share. 

Posted 2/21/11, Topic: Blog

  • Jenn
    March 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm |

    i just found your blog from the blog: dans le townhouse. your drawer liners were featured over there (very awesome… i pinned them on pinterest). I saw the barcelona version of this video, love em. I speak spanish as a second language and I can say the BEST was to help learn is repetition repetition repetition! Also I did a 6 week study abroad one summer, there is nothing like immersion in the language. Another tip for learning vocabulary is to put post it notes on everything around the house with the word on it.. not very attractive, but helps squeeze in learning without even realizing it. Last tip…. find someone to practice with… tell them not to let you speak english while you are practicing. It can be frustrating, but it helps immensely. Are you trying to learn french? I think french will be my next goal since I'm considering doing some missionary work in Africa. Good luck, hope any of my tips help.

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    March 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm |

    Jenn – Thanks so much for your wonderful advice! I love the sticky note idea, what a fun way to constantly have little "reminders" all around. Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder and I are trying to learn French. He knows a little from high school. We hope to at least know enough to be able to converse better on our next trip to France. Maybe one day we will get up the guts to pack our bags and never look back. Here's hoping :-)

  • Anonymous
    September 12, 2011 at 8:26 am |

    Hello! My name is Yagmur and I’m part of the EF video team. I was happy to see our “Live the Language” films on your blog. This weekend we posted 3 more films in the same series, from Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles, which we produced together with the same creative team. This time we added some color in the graphics and played around more with sound effects. Check them out at http://www.ef.com/livethelanguage – or if you prefer Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/groups/livethelanguage/videos

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