In 2021, Link Things was launched with a mission to make language learning and teaching more enjoyable and rewarding for all. This blog was built with a passion for languages and a wealth of personal experiences to share. As a fellow language enthusiast, the creator knew the struggles and joys of the language learning journey firsthand. He set out to create a space where learners and teachers alike could find inspiration and useful resources to make their experiences unforgettable. Whether you’re a learner seeking new strategies to improve your skills or a teacher looking for fresh ideas to engage your students, this blog has something for everyone. Let’s explore the world of languages together!
Why is it Link Things?
As always, coming up with a name for this blog took me several weeks. Decision making has long been a skill that I need to constantly hone. I had a passion for languages and a desire to help others, but I wasn’t sure how to turn those passions into action. I understand that language learning cannot happen in a vacuum and needs to be connected to other aspects of life. It was through my own language learning journey that I came to realize the importance of connecting language learning to other areas of my life.
And so, Link Things was born – a blog that links together language learning, teaching, and beyond-language experiences, all based on my personal journey and struggles. Through my blog, I hope to inspire others to see language learning as more than just memorizing grammar rules and vocabulary. Instead, I want to encourage them to see it as an opportunity to connect with the world around them, to explore new cultures and perspectives, and to grow personally and professionally. Because in the end, language learning is not just about mastering a new language, but about connecting with the world in a meaningful way.
What is on Link Things?
After the naming stage, I continued to struggle with the focus of this blog. Then, I suddenly realized that if I keep on finding a focus, the process of linking things will be suffocated. That’s why on Link Things, you can find a variety of topics, truly reflecting my desire to spread the wings to many aspects of language and education.
So far, you can come across a comprehensive and diverse range of content that is both informative and engaging. From learner autonomy and learning strategies, to instructional designs, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, test-prep advice, and even ICT tools for education, the posts cover a wide range of topics. So, whether you’re looking for practical advice, inspiration, or just a bit of motivation, you’ll find it all here on Link Things.