In order to remember any new word you encounter when you learn foreign language you must refresh it periodically. Let’s say that you hear the following word in French: “aneth” (dill). If you don’t use this word in any way you are very likely to forget it soon. If, however, you encounter and use this word over and over, for example because you might enjoy cooking or you happen to like this particular spice a lot, then obviously you will retain this word in your brain for much longer.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Saturday, 28 March 2015
The UCL Bright Ideas Award
We are proud to announce that Lexicum was one of the winners of UCL's Bright Ideas Award. With this recognition UCL takes a step towards becoming an investor in our company.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
BETT2015 Survey Results
Once again, this year we conducted our teacher survey and everyone that responded took part in our prize draw. We had 17 language professionals respond to our questions, but only one of them won the prize. Read on to find more about the results, both aggregated findings and winner of the prize.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Bad news for language learners? Not really...
Ever heard any of these: "Learn a language in hours, not years", "Learn a language in 200 hours", "How to learn a language in 90 days",...? We have. And we don't believe a bit of all this. As many popular jokes go, this is because we have two pieces of news for you: a bad one and a good one. Let me start with the bad one.
Thursday, 1 January 2015
New Year around the world
Happy New 2015! May you all find new challenges and enjoy the ride.
The Western Festive Season is so popular around the world that many people tend to see it as the day when the world clock ticks one year ahead. However, to many people around the world it is not any more special than the days before or after it. This is because they use different calendars and did not even enter the Second Millennium a bit more than dozen years ago.