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Foreign Language Learning – How to Make It Easy

Foreign Language Learning – How to Make It Easy

Most people believe that learning another language is difficult. While this is entirely a matter of perspective, it is possible to make it easy for most people, including you. If you have had trouble in the past learning to speak,...

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Why language learning apps suck - and why you should use them, anyway

Why language learning apps suck - and why you should use them, anyway

About ten years ago, I decided it was time to learn my ethnic language. In case you’re wondering, the language is called Circassian, and it’s considered “at risk” by UNESCO. For what it’s worth, my non-profit foundation estimates that there...

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Five Grammar Games to Get You Back in the Language Game

Five Grammar Games to Get You Back in the Language Game

Grammar is easily one of the most tedious aspects of learning a language. Like the troll under the bridge, we know that if we don’t succeed it’s because of the thing that lurks hidden within the language. Worst of all...

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Pimsleur vs Duolingo: What do they really teach? (How many words, and how quickly?)

Pimsleur vs Duolingo: What do they really teach? (How many words, and how quickly?)

In this post, I’m going to provide a quantitative analysis of what Pimsleur teaches and evaluate how efficient the Pimsleur method is, in terms of time spent and content learned. I’m then going to do something similar for Duolingo and...

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How To Use Visualization for Memorization

How To Use Visualization for Memorization

Most people associate memorization with flashcards and hours spent staring at a dull book. This may be what a lot of people do, but these methods do not lend themselves to easy memorization. In Part 1, we looked at some...

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Breaking Down Steps For Efficient Memorization

Breaking Down Steps For Efficient Memorization

Memorization isn’t mysterious. A person who can memorize a poem doesn’t necessarily have a better memory than you – that person has a better technique than you have. This is a two part article that will help you better commit...

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Promote Fluency in Your Next Language – Part 2

Promote Fluency in Your Next Language – Part 2

In the last blog, you learned about the first four principles of becoming fluent in a language. Even though a number of them were relatively obvious, it probably took you a bit of time to figure out how they worked...

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Promote Fluency in Your Next Language – Part 1

Promote Fluency in Your Next Language – Part 1

Learning another language is a long process, and it is different for everyone. There is no such thing as a fool-proof method. While we all may learn differently, there are some things that are universal. Some or all of the...

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The Six Excuses That Deter Your Language Learning

The Six Excuses That Deter Your Language Learning

We are an extraordinarily creative species, as is obvious by how we can find any excuse to keep us from doing something we don’t really want to do. It’s completely counterproductive, but it happens all the time. Excuses are what...

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8 Simple Tricks to Learning a Language

8 Simple Tricks to Learning a Language

The Straightforward Approach It is easy to believe that there are tricks and cheats that will help you learn a language. It is even easier to believe that there certain people who are pre-dispositioned to learning languages. However, the truth...

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Three Tricks to Becoming Trilingual

Three Tricks to Becoming Trilingual

Once you learn a second language, learning a third one really doesn’t seem so difficult. You’ve already been through the process, so you have a good idea about what it takes.Learning a language can actually be quite addictive because you...

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