Learn Languages through Poetry

Learn Languages through Poetry

In this website, what is strongly encouraged is to use reading poetry as a means to learn English. In this post, you will find a careful analysis of the poem The Changeling, written by Judith Cofer. The speaker is an adult woman who reminisces her childhood and how she liked to dress in her brother`s rags and pretend to be […]

Learn English Through Literature

Learn English Through Literature

One of the many approaches to learning a new language (in this particular case, English) is reading books, novels, short stories and even the newspaper in the target language. One of the many classic short stories recommended by this site is “The Yellow Wallpaper”, by C. P. Gilman. The series of events towards the end of the story depict a […]

Language Exposure Through Reading

Language Exposure Through Reading

One of the many ways to learn a new language is to be exposed as much as possible, for example, through reading. You will find on odyssey-lang.com a few reviews and reflections concerning different literary works of contemporary, prestigious writers in the English language, considered to be a part of the so-called literary canon. On such case is “A Rose […]

History of Languages and English

History of Languages and English

History of English and its Relationship to Other Languages In the second half of the 14th. Century, the English language, recently invigorated by the gradual decadence of the French language in the United Kingdom, saw an emergence of various inkhorn terms, incorporated by different scholars and literary writers; perhaps, most notably William Shakespeare. Inkhorn terms were words derived from other […]

Languages and Multilingualism

Languages and Multilingualism

Languages and Multilingualism From a wide standpoint, every person can virtually communicate using more than one language, either actively or passively. Usually a more narrow or appropriate definition of where bilingualism or multilingualism lies and what it entails might be the ability to use a language at a similar level as those who speak it on a regular basis, ie., […]

Tips for Learning a New Language

Tips for Learning a New Language

Know Your Learning Style This is probably one of the most important aspects to keep in mind when you are going to learn a language. Every person learns differently, especially when it comes to languages. Brains work differently too, so give your brain the chance to adapt but learn how to adapt to your own brain as well and try […]

English and Language Acquisition

English and Language Acquisition

First and Second Language Acquisition Language acquisition is the cognitive process by which human beings, using their innate linguistic competence, learn to communicate verbally, using their mental faculties as well as organic, physiological devices in order to produce sounds arranged in a certain way as to convey meaningful expressions. Human beings are able to learn and absorb information from their […]

An Overview of Salt Lake City

An Overview of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is a charming and laid back city that can be found sandwiched between a unique inland sea and a picturesque snow-capped mountain range. The city is situated is Utah, and is famous for its Mormon heritage and it is a great place for skiers as well as hikers, mountain bikers or anyone who has a love for […]