• Languages

    Learning languages with the Birkenbihl method

    As I am looking for ways to improve my language skills, I found about Vera Birkenbihl method for language learning. I watched her videos on Youtube and read about her and her method.  Who is Vera Birkenbihl? Vera Birkenbihl was a German motivation coach who was most known for the language learning method she developed. She was born in 1946 and she died in 2011. As a young woman, she began to develop learning methods and then developed the Birkenbihl method for language learning in the 80s. She wrote books and gave speeches on a wide range of subjects: brain-friendly learning and teaching method, analytical and creative thinking, personal development…

  • Languages

    Learning several languages: experience, difficulties and objectives

    I am currently learning several languages, at very different levels. For each language, the difficulties and challenges are different. I am a native French speaker and I am currently learning or speaking German, English, Spanish and Irish. For each of these languages, my learning experience has been very different. French As I am a native French speaker, I do not have to „learn“ it. However, when you are living abroad and using another language most of the time, you can lose some fluency even in your mother tongue. As I know many other French people in Germany, I do not worry too much about my conversation skills but I plan…