Are You Stuck in a Language-Learning Plateau – and Not Sure What to Do?

the road to fluency

Ever felt like you’ve come to a standstill in your language learning?

It sucks, right?

Long gone are the early days of your language journey when learning was a breeze:

The prospect of speaking a new language excited you so much … and picking up new words and grammar rules was almost as easy as breathing out.

Now, however, all you seem to do is maintain what you already learned.

If that…


11 Questions for Kerstin Hammes : Language Learning Gets Personal #6


“My entire life could not be possible if it wasn’t for other languages.”

Time for the 6th installment of Language Learning Gets Personal!

Today we have the charming and encouraging language teacher and blogger Kerstin Cable(*).

She is German but if you listen to her, one thing immediately stands out: her excellent English accent, testimony of her extensive knowledge of language learning and the efforts she’s made to get to where she is now.


FluentU Review: Learn a Language Through Videos


Make sure you read all the way to the end because FluentU and Smart Language Learner give away a 3-month FluentU subscription!

Some people think all languages should be learned through real world materials.

Unfortunately, it’s not so simple to do.

Things can get messy…

Luckily, there’s a website that can help you.


An Unconventional and Superior Method for Learning Vocabulary?


When it comes to learning foreign vocabulary, rote learning is what most language learners dread most.

Fortunately, research now suggests that vocabulary is best learned by using the different senses.

According to a recent study, done by the Max Planck Institute, performing gestures while learning new words is particularly effective.


Get Fluent in a New Language by Overcoming Yourself


Successful language learning is not necessarily about the methods.

Methods do help, but they are utterly useless if you can’t remove the biggest obstacle to language-learning prosperity.

You probably already know what it is.

It’s something very, very close to you. In fact, nothing is closer to you than this thing. Heck, it isn’t even different from you.


Judgment Day: Learn German Easily – The Final Report


The second Smart Language Learner case study is over.

It was definitely another interesting journey for me.

I knew very little German and have certainly picked up a lot of things on the way.

So, how did it all go?

Read on to find out.


11 Questions For Susanna Zaraysky : Language Learning Gets Personal #5


“Most of my job opportunities have manifested because I could speak the language the employer needed. I got jobs for which I was under-qualified but I was the only applicant who could speak the language!”

Welcome to the fifth installment of Language Learning Gets Personal.

This time we have one of the most respected and famous polyglots in Susanna Zaraysky.


How to Learn a Language Better by Delaying Your Understanding


Lets’ face it.

Learning a new language can be a frustrating experience sometimes.

Granted, anything you can translate literally to a language you already know is a piece of cake.

But it’s in those things that differ so much from our native tongue where the challenges surface.


How to Keep Learning a Language when You No Longer HAVE to


Every experienced language learner knows it.

Motivation is hard to come by sometimes.

The best way to obtain it is to have an actual “need” to learn a new language.

But what to do when that need disappears?

19 experts help out.


Learn German Easily: Case Study Report #1


We’re underway!

The Learn German Easily case study has seen its first seven sessions.

How did I do? And more importantly: how did the course perform?

I’ll reveal all the details in this first report.


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Hi, I’m Noel van Vliet

Noel van Vliet

I'm not one of those super polyglots. I only speak three languages — but I speak them well.

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