So after spending four weeks limiting my language study time to reading only, the big question I had left was how my listening comprehension fared from the experience. This experiment was prompted by some case histories that I read, covering a variety of people at different levels of fluency in a second language who improved … Continue reading Reading-Only Experiment Postmortem
The common metaphor people use for language learning is climbing a mountain. It’s a pretty serviceable metaphor, you got the sense of scale and intimidation of looking up from the base and having trouble seeing the summit, you got the parts of the trek that are easy walking between parts that are more rough to … Continue reading The Difference Between Input and Output
What is this blog, indeed? Well, to start things off, an introduction of sorts. Hello! I’m bats. I’m a writer, artist, and monolingual English speaker. I like those first two labels, but I’ve never been happy about the third one, and toward the end of 2017, I decided to try and do something about it. … Continue reading What Is This Blog?