Reading is a great skill to have. It's something we can do anytime, anywhere. So when we're learning another language, it should definitely be on our to-do list. As a language tutor, reading is something I encourage students to actively engage in when they're learning foreign languages. However, looking at a text and not understanding a single word can be quite daunting. Sometimes it's about teaching students how to read in other languages without losing their minds. Today I want to share with you some tips about teaching reading skills in foreign languages to young learners. Ready? Let's go.Read More
Attending my first meet-up for authors confirmed even more the similarities between budding authors and app developers. Speaking with a science fiction comedy writer my ignorance showed pretty quickly when the best example I could come up with was Douglas Adam's Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Still we discussed the challenges one faces from beginning of the project to getting it in front of those who it's been created for.
The marketing challenges are the same. One could write pure gold for a specific sub group of readers. How will those readers find it though without the proper marketing?
This post narrates how an author earns by not only writing but following that up with various marketing activities. It would seem writing is just part of the story. Perhaps the same holds true for app developers. Creating the app is just part of it. After that there are a myriad of activities that still need to be done in order to be successful.
The meet-up was organised by author C. Change who writes science fiction. She shared insights and challenges when working with publishers. Still I couldn't help but feel that self publishing has a stigma hanging over it. Perhaps I'm wrong. After all I'm still a newbie in this new space.
Duolir as a concept landed well and feedback was positive. So much so that some authors might be interested in contributing. Some have older works not actively being sold which are in various states of translation. This could be an outlet for that. So keep an eye out for new works on Duolir shortly.
Does the title of this post sound boring? You might be right. There's not guarantee though. You'll have to check it out for yourself. Mytoori is the system used by our bilingual to create our stories for Duolir. This post explains some of these new features to give our authors more visibility. Plus some more insight in my terrible writing skills.Read More
For language learners, reading books is a great way to improve your foreign-language reading skills. But it doesn’t have to end at just reading: books can help you hone your listening, writing, and even speaking skills, too. Indeed, with a little creativity and hard work, reading books can be a great help in your language-learning journey, for both novice and advanced learners. Here are some suggestions on how reading books can take your language skills to the next level.Read More
As the world shrinks thanks to technology and travel progress, we'll increasingly have the opportunity to travel. Why is this a good thing? And why is it not? I share some of my own stories and touch on the reasons why you might want to consider it. Even when it's not easy at times.Read More
Bilingual authors have something special to offer language learners. Duolir is part of that opportunity. Specific groups can benefit from the solution offered. Find out who and why it's so important to them.Read More
Will reading a subtitled story really help you improve your language skills? We dive into the details and give our take on how it works. Those who have struggled with vocabulary and wordlists will understand. Plus we sprinkle in a few anecdotes to show where we're coming from.Read More