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English LingQ Podcast 1.0, Thirty-two: The Internet, The Best Place to Learn English

Thirty-two: The Internet, The Best Place to Learn English

Table of Contents: The Primacy of Input Vocabulary over Grammar Learning in Chunks Better Tutors on the Internet Meaningful Communication Motivation and Enjoyment Efficiency A Learning Community, The Linguist English is the dominant language of the Internet.

The Internet will in turn become the dominant place to learn English. The way languages are learned is changing, and these changes are accelerating. The Internet is constantly evolving. It has created a dynamic environment for the communication and the management of information. The Internet has brought with it new forms of social interaction without boundaries. Technologies like MP3, iPod, Skype and PDAs, as well as blogs and podcasts, are making an immense variety of communication, information, literature, news and other language content available anywhere and anytime. A cascade of developments is causing interactive communities to spring up based on common interests, without regard to geography. This is going to stand traditional language learning on its head. English dominates on the Internet in areas ranging from entertainment to science. If you want to learn English, this represents an unprecedented opportunity. You can access English language content on any subject and learn from it. You can connect with English speaking people who share your interests. You can do this via e-mail, through blogs, podcasts and forums. You can link up with friends or even language tutors using free Internet telephony. The World Wide Web is the ultimate dynamic classroom and learning community. Over the next few years the Internet will take over from the classroom as the place of choice to learn English: Here are some of the reasons. The Primacy of Input If you want to learn English or any other language, you need input, meaningful, interesting and at your level. Today language learning experts emphasize input over output, listening and reading over grammar study. Before you can use the language, you must get used to the language. You don't need to be in a hurry to speak English, and you don't need to speak it all the time to improve. Real language acquisition develops slowly, and speaking skills emerge significantly later than listening skills, even when conditions are perfect. The best methods are therefore those that supply 'comprehensible input' in low anxiety situations, containing messages that students really want to hear. These methods do not force early production in the second language, but allow students to produce when they are 'ready', recognizing that improvement comes from supplying communicative and comprehensible input, and not from forcing and correcting production." Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California. When you learned your own language as a child, you didn't begin by speaking. You began by listening. New language learners can benefit from a "silent period". During the "silent period" you can absorb the language. You need not force yourself to speak it until you are confident. Even if you are an intermediate learner, extensive reading and listening will increase your familiarity with the language, enrich your vocabulary, and develop confidence. This is more beneficial than studying grammar. While listening and reading often and regularly are vital, the content must be meaningful. Learning content should be interesting and comprehensible to you. This means that you, not the teacher, should choose what to learn from. The Internet allows unlimited choice of fascinating authentic content. The traditional textbook cannot compete. Motivated learners used to spend their time in book stores looking for graded content that would help them in their language studies. Yet, inevitably a lot of this material could only be found in uninteresting textbooks and readers. But today authentic content on a variety of subjects is only a click away. This is especially the case for the person who wants to learn English. This range of material is made accessible to learners, since new systems can grade it for difficulty in a way that is customized to your specific vocabulary. You can learn English by listening to and reading on subjects that interest you and you won?t find it too difficult. Vocabulary over Grammar In order to achieve fluency in English you need to be comfortable using at least 10,000 words. On the Internet, you can choose appropriate content to listen to and read. The content can be graded to your level. But what about learning and remembering all those new words. We know how quickly we forget words when we look them up in a dictionary. And there are so many words to learn. Fortunately, the Internet makes it a lot easier to learn vocabulary. On the Internet you can use online dictionaries to look up words instantly (i.e., Babylon). There are learning software programs which create customized word lists for you as you learn words. This software can help you accumulate example sentences for these words from the familiar contexts you are listening to and reading. You can set vocabulary goals and follow your progress towards these goals. The Internet helps you to efficiently accumulate vocabulary based on lively and interesting language content, customized to your needs. This combination of vocabulary learning efficiency and limitless content is only part of why the Internet will become the place of choice to learn English. Learning in Chunks Vocabulary does not only mean words. It also means phrases, or chunks of words. Phrases are groups of words that come together in a way that is natural to the native speaker but not always to the learner. Michael Lewis has been one of the pioneers in pointing out that you learn language in chunks, or lexical phrases. The Internet and the computer make this easier. On the computer, you can grab language chunks as you are listening and reading and collect them in an easy to use database. Phrases and chunks of the language can be linked to larger contexts, which are already familiar to you. You don't need to rely on dictionary definitions and rote memory. You can review these chunks of language in short fragment form, in sentence form and as part of a larger context that you can listen to and read many times. In this way you gradually develop an instinctive sense for how words are used. This is the natural way to learn correct usage. It is more effective than trying to remember and apply grammar rules. As you build up your confidence in English through regular input and word and phrase learning, you will no doubt want to talk to native speakers. Once again the Internet is the ideal environment, offering more opportunities than the classroom. Better Tutors on the Internet The Internet connects people who are looking for each other. A quick search on a few professional web sites will locate native English speaker writers, editors, or professionals from all over the world, who are interested in acting as language tutors and coaches. If you want to learn English, you can interact with this outstanding pool of qualified people with a wide range of experience and knowledge. You do not need teachers with specialized linguistics degrees if you want to learn English on the Internet. The new learning paradigm does not require teachers who are trained in the details of grammar and language teaching. Instead the important qualifications for a tutor on the Internet are; an interest in people, an ability to use one's native language well, and rich experience to share with learners in English. On the Internet you can choose the tutor whose accent and interests match your own. Meaningful Communication Technologies like Skype make conversations via computer easy to organize and the communication is free of charge. You can get your friends together for a chat or make an appointment with a tutor. It is like having lessons on demand. You can schedule one-on-one or four-on-one discussions via Skype with the tutor of your choice. You can invite your friends to join, or make new friends from different countries and cultures. Tutors need only provide advice and encouragement as well as feedback, at your convenience. There is no need for grammar instruction or quizzes, since you are learning the language naturally through your input activities. In the relaxing atmosphere of Internet online discussion, learners and tutors become friends and form a community of people helping and encouraging each other. These are not stressful lessons. They are pleasant opportunities to communicate. You can record these conversations or produce your own oral essays and file them or share them. In this way you can keep track of your progress as you learn English on the Internet. To really improve your accuracy of expression it is important to write. The correction of written texts can be efficiently organized on the Internet and integrated with your input and speaking activities. Systems can keep a permanent record of both your original texts and the corrected texts. These records can include details on the nature of your mistakes and the tutor's notes. Tutors can make audio recordings of your corrected writing for you to listen to, in order to reinforce the learning of the corrected phrases. The writing can range from casual writing for a blog to serious academic essays. Motivation and Enjoyment Learning on the Internet is effective because it is fun. The Internet avoids the tension and boredom of the classroom and increases your motivation. You choose the content, vocabulary is easy to learn, progress is constantly measured, and you become part of a community. There are already blogging communities with learners and tutors sharing their experiences. People come together from all over the world to help each other. Bloggers may post in their own language, or in English. English becomes the medium of communication among people of different cultural backgrounds. Blogging isn't an assignment, but a genuine, enjoyable, and meaningful activity. A contagious enthusiasm will keep you learning. It is not like studying. It's more like making new friends and discovering new cultures through language. Efficiency The Internet introduces a higher level of efficiency in language learning. Efficiency is essential because it creates intensity. It takes a high degree of intensity to transform yourself into a fluent speaker of another language. There is also another reason why efficiency is important. You have a right to a decent return on your investment of time and money in language learning. If you want to learn English, efficiency is important, yet it is often ignored in traditional language teaching. I spent over 14 months studying English in a school. It was a waste of money for Canadian government and a waste of time for me." Humberto Soto, a recent immigrant to Canada. Traditional classroom methods are not as efficient as the Internet. It is difficult to cater to learners of different levels and interests. Stress and boredom are often the results. Many people are discouraged by their school experience, and end up convinced that they cannot learn to be fluent in a new language. They lose interest and give up. For people who want to learn English, the Internet opens up a new world of efficient and satisfying language learning. The Internet makes possible a quality and variety of input that far exceeds the resources of a traditional classroom. Learning methodologies and communication opportunities are available to you on the Internet that the classroom cannot match. Goals can be set and achievements measured. The result is a highly integrated and enjoyable learning environment. This new method of learning appeals to all ages. While youngsters and students are the most avid users of the Internet, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation 70% of Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 use the Internet! Similar trends are being seen in Europe and Asia. A Learning Community, The Linguist The Linguist is both a learning methodology and a community. It is the first language learning system developed specifically to take advantage of the possibilities offered by the Internet. It was initially developed to help people learn English. It is now being revised and expanded in order to offer other major world languages. In the future, The Linguist model has many applications for life-long education. The explosion of new media and learning technologies via the Internet will change forever the way people learn. The Linguist system will influence how many subjects are taught. It will make it possible for people all over the world to share their knowledge, expertise and learn from each other, in many languages. Learning English is just one of many lessons we can learn on the Internet. Another one of them is to learn how to learn. Steve Kaufmann Steve Kaufmann, CEO and Founder of The Linguist, grew up in Montreal. He obtained a Diplome from l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris in1966 and then entered the Canadian Foreign Service, as a Trade Commissioner. Steve was posted to Hong Kong in 1968 and then served in Japan from 1971 to 1974. In 1974 he left the diplomatic service and served in senior executive positions in the Canadian forest industry until 1987. In 1987 he founded his own company, KP Wood Ltd which today has offices in Japan, Sweden and Canada. Steve speaks fluent Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese as well as six European languages. He wrote: The Way of the Linguist: A Language Learning Odyssey. In 2002 he established The Linguist Institute Ltd. Published: August 11, 2006


Thirty-two: The Internet, The Best Place to Learn English

Table of Contents: Table des matières: Inhoudsopgave: Spis treści: İçindekiler: The Primacy of Input La primauté de l'entrée 入力の優位性 Prymat wkładu Girişin Önceliği Першість введення Vocabulary over Grammar Vocabulaire sur la grammaire 文法上の語彙 Dilbilgisi Üzerine Kelime Bilgisi Learning in Chunks Apprendre en morceaux チャンクで学ぶ Nauka w kawałkach Topaklarda Öğrenme Навчання в Chunks Better Tutors on the Internet İnternette Daha İyi Eğitmenler Meaningful Communication Communication significative Anlamlı İletişim Motivation and Enjoyment Motivasyon ve Keyif Efficiency efficiëntie verim A Learning Community, The Linguist English is the dominant language of the Internet. 英語はインターネットの主要な言語です。

The Internet will in turn become the dominant place to learn English. インターネットは今度は英語を学ぶための支配的な場所になるでしょう。 Internet z kolei stanie się dominującym miejscem do nauki angielskiego. İnternet, İngilizce öğrenmek için en baskın yer haline gelecektir. Інтернет, у свою чергу, стане домінуючим місцем для вивчення англійської мови. The way languages are learned is changing, and these changes are accelerating. The Internet is constantly evolving. 言語の学習方法は変化しており、これらの変化は加速しています。インターネットは常に進化しています。 Dillerin öğrenilme şekli değişiyor ve bu değişiklikler hızlanıyor. İnternet sürekli gelişiyor. It has created a dynamic environment for the communication and the management of information. İletişim ve bilgi yönetimi için dinamik bir ortam yarattı. The Internet has brought with it new forms of social interaction without boundaries. İnternet, sınırlar olmaksızın yeni sosyal etkileşim biçimlerini getirdi. Інтернет приніс із собою нові форми соціальної взаємодії без кордонів. 互联网带来了无边界的新型社交互动形式。 Technologies like MP3, iPod, Skype and PDAs, as well as blogs and podcasts, are making an immense variety of communication, information, literature, news and other language content available anywhere and anytime. Технології, такі як MP3, iPod, Skype та КПК, а також блоги та подкасти, роблять величезну різноманітність комунікацій, інформації, літератури, новин та іншого мовного вмісту доступним у будь-якому місці та в будь-який час. A cascade of developments is causing interactive communities to spring up based on common interests, without regard to geography. 一連の開発により、地理に関係なく、共通の関心に基づいてインタラクティブなコミュニティが生まれています。 Kaskada rozwoju powoduje powstawanie interaktywnych społeczności opartych na wspólnych zainteresowaniach, bez względu na położenie geograficzne. Bir dizi gelişme, etkileşimli toplulukların coğrafyaya bakılmaksızın ortak çıkarlara dayalı olarak ortaya çıkmasına neden oluyor. Каскад подій змушує створювати інтерактивні спільноти на основі спільних інтересів, незалежно від географії. 一连串的发展使互动社区基于共同的利益而兴起,而与地理无关。 This is going to stand traditional language learning on its head. これは、伝統的な言語学習を頭に置くことになります。 To będzie znosić naukę tradycyjnego języka na głowie. Bu geleneksel bir dil öğrenimine başlıyor. Це поставить з ніг на голову традиційне вивчення мови. 这将颠覆传统的语言学习。 English dominates on the Internet in areas ranging from entertainment to science. Angielski dominuje w Internecie w obszarach od rozrywki po naukę. İngilizce internetten eğlenceden bilim alanına uzanan alanlarda hakimdir. If you want to learn English, this represents an unprecedented opportunity. You can access English language content on any subject and learn from it. 英語を学びたいなら、これは前例のない機会です。あらゆるテーマの英語コンテンツにアクセスし、そこから学ぶことができます。 You can connect with English speaking people who share your interests. You can do this via e-mail, through blogs, podcasts and forums. You can link up with friends or even language tutors using free Internet telephony. U kunt contact leggen met vrienden of zelfs taaldocenten via gratis internettelefonie. Możesz łączyć się ze znajomymi, a nawet korepetytorami językowymi, korzystając z bezpłatnej telefonii internetowej. The World Wide Web is the ultimate dynamic classroom and learning community. Over the next few years the Internet will take over from the classroom as the place of choice to learn English: Here are some of the reasons. The Primacy of Input If you want to learn English or any other language, you need input, meaningful, interesting and at your level. Today language learning experts emphasize input over output, listening and reading over grammar study. Before you can use the language, you must get used to the language. Перш ніж ви зможете використовувати мову, ви повинні звикнути до мови. You don’t need to be in a hurry to speak English, and you don’t need to speak it all the time to improve. Real language acquisition develops slowly, and speaking skills emerge significantly later than listening skills, even when conditions are perfect. Вам не потрібно поспішати говорити англійською, і вам не потрібно говорити нею весь час, щоб удосконалюватися. Справжнє оволодіння мовою розвивається повільно, і навички говоріння з’являються значно пізніше, ніж навички аудіювання, навіть за ідеальних умов. The best methods are therefore those that supply 'comprehensible input' in low anxiety situations, containing messages that students really want to hear. Bu nedenle, en iyi yöntemler, öğrencilerin duymak istedikleri mesajlar içeren, düşük kaygı durumlarında “anlaşılabilir girdiler” sağlayanlardır. These methods do not force early production in the second language, but allow students to produce when they are 'ready', recognizing that improvement comes from supplying communicative and comprehensible input, and not from forcing and correcting production." これらの方法は、第二言語での早期制作を強制するものではありませんが、生徒が「準備ができた」ときに制作することを可能にします。改善は、制作を強制したり修正したりすることではなく、コミュニケーションと理解しやすい入力を提供することによってもたらされることを認識しています。」 Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California. When you learned your own language as a child, you didn’t begin by speaking. You began by listening. New language learners can benefit from a "silent period". 新しい言語学習者は「沈黙期間」の恩恵を受けることができます。 Люди, які вивчають нову мову, можуть скористатися «періодом тиші». During the "silent period" you can absorb the language. You need not force yourself to speak it until you are confident. Even if you are an intermediate learner, extensive reading and listening will increase your familiarity with the language, enrich your vocabulary, and develop confidence. This is more beneficial than studying grammar. While listening and reading often and regularly are vital, the content must be meaningful. Learning content should be interesting and comprehensible to you. This means that you, not the teacher, should choose what to learn from. The Internet allows unlimited choice of fascinating authentic content. İnternet, sınırsız otantik içerik seçeneği sunar. The traditional textbook cannot compete. Motivated learners used to spend their time in book stores looking for graded content that would help them in their language studies. 伝統的な教科書は競争できません。やる気のある学習者は、本屋で時間を過ごし、語学学習に役立つ段階的なコンテンツを探していました。 Geleneksel ders kitabı rekabet edemez. Motivasyona uğrayan öğrenciler zamanlarını kitap çalışmalarında, dil çalışmalarında onlara yardımcı olacak dereceli içerikler aramak için harcarlardı. Yet, inevitably a lot of this material could only be found in uninteresting textbooks and readers. しかし、必然的に、この資料の多くは、興味のない教科書や読者にしか見られませんでした。 Yine de, kaçınılmaz olarak bu materyalin birçoğu ilgi çekmeyen ders kitaplarında ve okuyucularda bulunabilir. But today authentic content on a variety of subjects is only a click away. しかし今日、さまざまな主題に関する本物のコンテンツはクリックするだけです。 Ale dziś autentyczne treści na różne tematy to tylko jedno kliknięcie. Ancak bugün çeşitli konularda özgün içerik sadece bir tık uzakta. This is especially the case for the person who wants to learn English. This range of material is made accessible to learners, since new systems can grade it for difficulty in a way that is customized to your specific vocabulary. You can learn English by listening to and reading on subjects that interest you and you won?t find it too difficult. Vocabulary over Grammar In order to achieve fluency in English you need to be comfortable using at least 10,000 words. 興味のある科目を聞いて読むことで、英語を学ぶことができます。難しいことではありません。文法よりも語彙英語で流暢に話せるようにするには、少なくとも10,000語を使いこなせる必要があります。 Możesz uczyć się angielskiego, słuchając i czytając tematy, które Cię interesują, a nie będzie to dla ciebie zbyt trudne. Słownictwo z gramatyki Aby osiągnąć biegłość w języku angielskim, musisz czuć się swobodnie, używając co najmniej 10 000 słów. On the Internet, you can choose appropriate content to listen to and read. The content can be graded to your level. But what about learning and remembering all those new words. We know how quickly we forget words when we look them up in a dictionary. And there are so many words to learn. Fortunately, the Internet makes it a lot easier to learn vocabulary. On the Internet you can use online dictionaries to look up words instantly (i.e., Babylon). There are learning software programs which create customized word lists for you as you learn words. This software can help you accumulate example sentences for these words from the familiar contexts you are listening to and reading. You can set vocabulary goals and follow your progress towards these goals. The Internet helps you to efficiently accumulate vocabulary based on lively and interesting language content, customized to your needs. This combination of vocabulary learning efficiency and limitless content is only part of why the Internet will become the place of choice to learn English. Learning in Chunks Vocabulary does not only mean words. It also means phrases, or chunks of words. Oznacza to także frazy lub fragmenty słów. Phrases are groups of words that come together in a way that is natural to the native speaker but not always to the learner. 言い換えは、ネイティブスピーカーにとっては自然な方法でまとめられた単語のグループですが、必ずしも学習者にとってはそうではありません。 Michael Lewis has been one of the pioneers in pointing out that you learn language in chunks, or lexical phrases. The Internet and the computer make this easier. On the computer, you can grab language chunks as you are listening and reading and collect them in an easy to use database. Phrases and chunks of the language can be linked to larger contexts, which are already familiar to you. Dilin kalıpları ve parçaları, zaten size tanıdık olan daha geniş bağlamlara bağlanabilir. You don’t need to rely on dictionary definitions and rote memory. Nie musisz polegać na definicjach słowników i pamięci rote. Sözlük tanımlarına ve belleğe güvenmeniz gerekmez. You can review these chunks of language in short fragment form, in sentence form and as part of a larger context that you can listen to and read many times. In this way you gradually develop an instinctive sense for how words are used. これらの言語のチャンクは、短い断片形式、文形式、および何度も聞いたり読んだりできるより大きなコンテキストの一部として確認できます。このようにして、単語がどのように使用されるかについての本能的な感覚を徐々に発達させます。 This is the natural way to learn correct usage. これは正しい使い方を学ぶための自然な方法です。 It is more effective than trying to remember and apply grammar rules. As you build up your confidence in English through regular input and word and phrase learning, you will no doubt want to talk to native speakers. Dilbilgisi kurallarını hatırlamaya ve uygulamaya çalışmaktan daha etkilidir. İngilizce'ye güveniniz, düzenli giriş ve kelime ve cümle öğrenimi yoluyla hazırlanırken, hiç şüphesiz ana dili konuşanlarla konuşmak isteyeceksiniz. Once again the Internet is the ideal environment, offering more opportunities than the classroom. Better Tutors on the Internet The Internet connects people who are looking for each other. A quick search on a few professional web sites will locate native English speaker writers, editors, or professionals from all over the world, who are interested in acting as language tutors and coaches. If you want to learn English, you can interact with this outstanding pool of qualified people with a wide range of experience and knowledge. You do not need teachers with specialized linguistics degrees if you want to learn English on the Internet. The new learning paradigm does not require teachers who are trained in the details of grammar and language teaching. Instead the important qualifications for a tutor on the Internet are; an interest in people, an ability to use one’s native language well, and rich experience to share with learners in English. On the Internet you can choose the tutor whose accent and interests match your own. Meaningful Communication Technologies like Skype make conversations via computer easy to organize and the communication is free of charge. You can get your friends together for a chat or make an appointment with a tutor. It is like having lessons on demand. 友達を集めてチャットしたり、家庭教師との約束をしたりすることができます。オンデマンドでレッスンをするようなものです。 您可以让您的朋友聚在一起聊天或与导师预约。这就像按需上课。 You can schedule one-on-one or four-on-one discussions via Skype with the tutor of your choice. Możesz zaplanować dyskusje jeden na jeden lub cztery na jeden przez Skype z wybranym nauczycielem. You can invite your friends to join, or make new friends from different countries and cultures. Tutors need only provide advice and encouragement as well as feedback, at your convenience. There is no need for grammar instruction or quizzes, since you are learning the language naturally through your input activities. In the relaxing atmosphere of Internet online discussion, learners and tutors become friends and form a community of people helping and encouraging each other. These are not stressful lessons. They are pleasant opportunities to communicate. You can record these conversations or produce your own oral essays and file them or share them. In this way you can keep track of your progress as you learn English on the Internet. To really improve your accuracy of expression it is important to write. W ten sposób możesz śledzić swoje postępy podczas nauki angielskiego w Internecie. Aby naprawdę poprawić dokładność wypowiedzi, ważne jest, aby pisać. The correction of written texts can be efficiently organized on the Internet and integrated with your input and speaking activities. Systems can keep a permanent record of both your original texts and the corrected texts. These records can include details on the nature of your mistakes and the tutor’s notes. Dokumenty te mogą zawierać szczegółowe informacje na temat charakteru twoich błędów i notatek nauczyciela. Tutors can make audio recordings of your corrected writing for you to listen to, in order to reinforce the learning of the corrected phrases. The writing can range from casual writing for a blog to serious academic essays. Motivation and Enjoyment Learning on the Internet is effective because it is fun. The Internet avoids the tension and boredom of the classroom and increases your motivation. You choose the content, vocabulary is easy to learn, progress is constantly measured, and you become part of a community. There are already blogging communities with learners and tutors sharing their experiences. People come together from all over the world to help each other. Bloggers may post in their own language, or in English. English becomes the medium of communication among people of different cultural backgrounds. 英語は異なる文化的背景を持つ人々の間のコミュニケーションの媒体になります。 Angielski staje się środkiem komunikacji między ludźmi z różnych środowisk kulturowych. Blogging isn’t an assignment, but a genuine, enjoyable, and meaningful activity. A contagious enthusiasm will keep you learning. 伝染性の熱意はあなたが学び続けるでしょう。 It is not like studying. It’s more like making new friends and discovering new cultures through language. Efficiency The Internet introduces a higher level of efficiency in language learning. Efficiency is essential because it creates intensity. 効率は強度を生み出すため、不可欠です。 It takes a high degree of intensity to transform yourself into a fluent speaker of another language. There is also another reason why efficiency is important. 自分を他の言語の流暢な話者に変えるには、高度な強度が必要です。効率が重要であるもう1つの理由もあります。 You have a right to a decent return on your investment of time and money in language learning. 言語学習への時間とお金の投資に対して、きちんとした見返りを得る権利があります。 If you want to learn English, efficiency is important, yet it is often ignored in traditional language teaching. I spent over 14 months studying English in a school. It was a waste of money for Canadian government and a waste of time for me." Humberto Soto, a recent immigrant to Canada. Traditional classroom methods are not as efficient as the Internet. Humberto Soto, niedawny imigrant do Kanady. Tradycyjne metody klasowe nie są tak wydajne jak Internet. It is difficult to cater to learners of different levels and interests. Trudno jest zaspokoić potrzeby uczniów na różnych poziomach i zainteresowaniach. Stress and boredom are often the results. Many people are discouraged by their school experience, and end up convinced that they cannot learn to be fluent in a new language. They lose interest and give up. For people who want to learn English, the Internet opens up a new world of efficient and satisfying language learning. The Internet makes possible a quality and variety of input that far exceeds the resources of a traditional classroom. インターネットは、従来の教室のリソースをはるかに超える質と多様な入力を可能にします。 Learning methodologies and communication opportunities are available to you on the Internet that the classroom cannot match. Des méthodologies d'apprentissage et des opportunités de communication sont à votre disposition sur Internet que la salle de classe ne peut égaler. 学習方法論とコミュニケーションの機会は、教室では対応できないインターネット上で利用できます。 Metody uczenia się i możliwości komunikacji są dostępne w Internecie, a klasa nie może się z nimi równać. Goals can be set and achievements measured. The result is a highly integrated and enjoyable learning environment. This new method of learning appeals to all ages. Le résultat est un environnement d'apprentissage hautement intégré et agréable. Cette nouvelle méthode d'apprentissage s'adresse à tous les âges. その結果、高度に統合された楽しい学習環境が実現します。この新しい学習方法は、すべての年齢層にアピールします。 While youngsters and students are the most avid users of the Internet, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation 70% of Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 use the Internet! Alors que les jeunes et les étudiants sont les utilisateurs les plus avides d'Internet, selon la Kaiser Family Foundation, 70 % des Américains âgés de 55 à 64 ans utilisent Internet ! Similar trends are being seen in Europe and Asia. A Learning Community, The Linguist The Linguist is both a learning methodology and a community. Des tendances similaires sont observées en Europe et en Asie. Une communauté d'apprentissage, The Linguist The Linguist est à la fois une méthodologie d'apprentissage et une communauté. 同様の傾向がヨーロッパとアジアでも見られています。学習コミュニティ、言語学者言語学者は、学習方法論であると同時にコミュニティでもあります。 It is the first language learning system developed specifically to take advantage of the possibilities offered by the Internet. Il s'agit du premier système d'apprentissage des langues développé spécifiquement pour profiter des possibilités offertes par Internet. It was initially developed to help people learn English. It is now being revised and expanded in order to offer other major world languages. Il est actuellement en cours de révision et d'extension afin d'offrir d'autres grandes langues mondiales. In the future, The Linguist model has many applications for life-long education. The explosion of new media and learning technologies via the Internet will change forever the way people learn. À l'avenir, le modèle The Linguist aura de nombreuses applications pour l'éducation tout au long de la vie. L'explosion des nouveaux médias et des technologies d'apprentissage via Internet changera à jamais la façon dont les gens apprennent. The Linguist system will influence how many subjects are taught. It will make it possible for people all over the world to share their knowledge, expertise and learn from each other, in many languages. Learning English is just one of many lessons we can learn on the Internet. Another one of them is to learn how to learn. Steve Kaufmann Steve Kaufmann, CEO and Founder of The Linguist, grew up in Montreal. He obtained a Diplome from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in1966 and then entered the Canadian Foreign Service, as a Trade Commissioner. Steve was posted to Hong Kong in 1968 and then served in Japan from 1971 to 1974. 彼は、1966年にパリ国立研究所から卒業証書を取得し、その後、貿易コミッショナーとしてカナダ外務省に入りました。スティーブは1968年に香港にポストされ、1971年から1974年まで日本で勤務しました。 W 1966 r. Uzyskał dyplom z l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, a następnie wstąpił do kanadyjskiej służby zagranicznej jako komisarz ds. Handlu. Steve został wysłany do Hongkongu w 1968 roku, a następnie służył w Japonii od 1971 do 1974 roku. In 1974 he left the diplomatic service and served in senior executive positions in the Canadian forest industry until 1987. In 1987 he founded his own company, KP Wood Ltd which today has offices in Japan, Sweden and Canada. Steve speaks fluent Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese as well as six European languages. He wrote: The Way of the Linguist: A Language Learning Odyssey. In 2002 he established The Linguist Institute Ltd. Published: August 11, 2006