Language · Methods · Motivation · Reading · Remembering words

Revelation vs discovery in language learning – the secret to remembering words

Language learning put simply: How to remember words In language learning, there are two basic ways that you can learn a new piece of information, whether you need to remember words, a grammar point or something related to the culture. You can either reveal the answer, or you can discover it. It's simpler than it… Continue reading Revelation vs discovery in language learning – the secret to remembering words

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Book review ”Success with Languages” by Stella Hurd

The last couple of weeks I have been reading the book "Success with Languages" by Stella Hurd during my bus-rides and lunch-breaks. The previous two book reviews that I did, ”How to learn any language” by Barry Farber and ”Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Katò Lomb, have both been of books that deal with… Continue reading Book review ”Success with Languages” by Stella Hurd

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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

Books · Language · Methods · Motivation · Reading · Resources · Reviews

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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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