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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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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

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Review of Assimil Arabic with ease

Assimil - A review my favorite language course This Assimil Arabic Review is primarily about the Arabic edition of the Assimil language courses, but many of the points apply to everything in Assimil's catalogue. Assimil is the name of a French company that has published languages courses since 1929. It all started with a course… Continue reading Review of Assimil Arabic with ease

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10 reasons why most people fail learning a language

Who wouldn't like to be fluent in another language? Learning Spanish or Mandarin Chinese has numerous benefits, be it professionally, socially or personally. Many have a dream about speaking another language, and quite a few actually start taking courses or studying from home, but unfortunately, most of those who set out end up throwing in… Continue reading 10 reasons why most people fail learning a language