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Noel van Vliet

Noel is the founder of Smart Language Learner. When he isn't learning languages or writing about it, you can find him enjoying the good life of Costa Rica, where he lives with his wife and 4 children.

mind mapping in language learning

How I learned Two New Languages in Spite of Myself

Have you ever noticed how certain behaviors repeat themselves?

You try to learn a new language and the same things derail you again and again.

Or you promise yourself to do at least one language-learning activity each day and the same kind of thoughts and feelings prevent you from actually doing it.