If you have any experience with learning another language, you know that…
…language learning can get boring.
And that’s a big reason why most people never learn a new language.
Boredom equals pain, so people shy away from it.
But you shouldn’t let boredom be an obstacle in your path to fluency.
You can learn how to deal with it.
Try some of the stuff listed in this post. Continue reading
You have it all planned out, don’t you?!
Travel the world, interact with natives, and feel like you’re one of them.
Maybe even emigrate to a sunny place and start a new life there?
Your new language could unlock it all for you.
It’s there for the taking.
The only problem?
You don’t want to learn a language at all. Continue reading
Spanish is easy to learn.
French too. Oh and German as well.
Chinese is much, much easier than you think.
Russian? A breeze…
Yeah, I get it:
The authors of all those ¨Why language X is easier than you think¨ and the even bolder ¨Why language X is easy¨ blog posts probably want to encourage you to learn a language. Continue reading
Boredom, frustration, a sense of inferiority.
If you’ve ever tried to learn a language, you know these feelings all too well.
You don’t want to feel them…
So you spend an enormous amount of time and energy to try and suppress them.
Why? Because you think they have tremendous power.
The power to destroy your dreams of learning another language and make you never try again.
If you allow yourself to feel their disturbance, you think you will be sucked into a deep well and never come out again. Continue reading
Yeah, this will be a controversial post.
But it’s true:
Alcohol can help you with speaking a foreign language.
Some claim it doesn’t, but I want you to know the truth with as less hypocrisy as possible.
When I say alcohol helps you to speak a foreign language, I’m not talking about getting drunk. (Although that may help you speak a foreign language no one has ever heard about.)
What I’m referring to is what’s called moderate drinking:
A beer here and there to loosen up your tongue, but not so much that it gets all tangled up!
In this post I’ll talk, somewhat reluctantly, about the reasons why alcohol is beneficial if you want to learn a new language. Continue reading