If you want to practice writing a foreign language either because you want to practice that separately in addition to speaking and listening practice you’re already doing or because you’re solely interested in learning to read and write it but not speak... Read more
Today I’m going to quickly share with you my favorite resource for finding foreign language newspapers plus I’m going to show you my simple and effective method for learning the language from them (you don’t need to know any of the language to start... Read more
Just wanted to write a very short post today to introduce you to this fantastic free resource I discovered a while back and forgot about: LyricsTraining.com. Here’s how it works, it’s very simple… They have music videos in various languages from... Read more
I’ve talked about (here) how I think language exchanges are probably the single most valuable thing you can do to learn a language because that’s where you’re actually talking to – and being corrected by – a native speaker, that’s... Read more
The only way to learn to speak a language is to do so, horribly at first. That’s it. Get it through your head, there’s no getting around it. The only way to learn how to speak a language is to do so or, really, to try to do so, horribly at first while... Read more
Hi guys, today I’ve got a guest post from Alberto Horihuela, who’s the head of business development over at Drama Fever, currently one of the few legal sites for watching full episodes of Spanish-language telenovelas in the United States (I just recently... Read more
Anki is by far my most important tool that I use in learning Spanish using my own personal method, the Telenovela Method. It has been a vital staple of my language learning for years now and I just realized I’ve never really done a full and proper post about... Read more
Just a short post to share with you guys and an awesome video interview with Tim Ferriss courtesy of Benny over at Fluent in 3 Months. It’s 43 minutes long, entirely about language learning, and absolutely worth watching in its entirety, but the part I want you... Read more
I just found a new resource that I really like and wanted to let you guys know about it (it’s free, before you ask): Edustation.es It’s a website for people learning languages that’s entirely in Spanish (not a big deal, even if you’re a... Read more
Making it fun and interesting. Period, hands-down, no contest, that’s it. Seriously. Nothing else even comes close. I honestly believe that this is the most important post I’ve ever written, if I could give you only one single piece of advice about... Read more
Hey guys, since I’ve starting posting frequently again I thought I’d bring back something I did a few times about six months ago and then stopped because I stopped posting altogether due to other commitments. What I do is just post links to stuff that... Read more
To put it a bit more accurately: because learning material designed to teach small children a language is specifically designed for people who have only a very basic grasp of the language, require that the material in question be fun and interesting (kids have short... Read more
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