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How I practice languages while helping refugees

In this article, I’d like to share my experience with meeting refugees and exchanging languages. As a result of my passion for foreign languages, I have a limited command of some of the tongues represented by my country’s new citizens, and this has provided me with the opportunity to practice these languages with native speakers.…… Continue reading How I practice languages while helping refugees

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Review of “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber

The last week or two, I’ve spent my morning bus rides on reading “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber, a book, originally published in 1991 which has become quite a classic recommended to people wanting to take up a new language. Why Barry Farber learns languages Farber dedicates the first part of the…… Continue reading Review of “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber

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Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks reading this book while riding the bus, and I’d like to share my opinion of it with you. The book was originally written in 1970, by the Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb, but the author has edited it several times up until 1995, making it more up to date…… Continue reading Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

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Upcoming projects: Spanish, German and Algerian Arabic

I’ve been learning languages for a long time now, and as many language learners can confirm, each time you start studying one language, you immediately want to study three more in the same time. Some people are really good at managing their time and efforts while studying multiple languages, but for me, it hasn’t been…… Continue reading Upcoming projects: Spanish, German and Algerian Arabic

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9 ways to stay motivated in learning a foreign language

Learning a new language takes a significant investment of time and perseverance. You’re not going to get very far in three months and after two years you might still feel like a beginner. Language learning is a marathon, not a sprint, and like long distance runners, you need to keep your blood sugar high enough…… Continue reading 9 ways to stay motivated in learning a foreign language