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
If you want to learn a language, you can’t really avoid Spaced Repetition.
But that doesn’t mean you have to use Flashcards.
There are many ways you can use Spaced Repetition without them…
In fact, you can use Spaced Repetition for almost any language learning activity. And doing so can seriously accelerate your learning.
In this post you’ll find 4 ways to do just that. Continue reading
As you might know:
When it comes to learning a new language, I’m not a fan of conversing from the get-go.
I think it’s a waste of time, and you set yourself up to have many fossilized errors that are tough to correct later on if almost everything you say to the bewildered natives speakers is incorrect.
…and although touted as a way to motivate yourself, it may actually shatter confidence to speak in your new language before you’ve even started. Continue reading
You probably recognize the following scenario:
You’re in an important conversation in your target language. Then suddenly, your vocabulary seems to shrink to: Yes, No and Thank You.
Call it stress or nerves, fact is it makes you feel as if all the studying you’ve done has been worthless. Continue reading
The word studying has gotten a bad reputation in the last few years. Continue reading
Mention the word and you see people cringe in agony.
To study is to die a long painful death due to immense boredom.
Language bloggers who dare to use the word, risk the chance of being called old fashioned and outdated.
We no longer study a language, we learn it instead.