I just finished trying a new service called GoSpanish and I’ll cut to the chase: flat rate of $35 per month for unlimited Spanish classes at four different levels with high-quality teachers, class sizes averaging 2-6 students, and which you can participate in... Read more
Glossika is a course that’s gotten very popular recently and as such curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give it a try. That, plus I’m learning German (still as a beginner, I’ve had some lulls in my learning of it so I’m not as far... Read more
This is to be a general review of the whole Teach Yourself Language Hacking course authored by Benny Lewis. Though the one I tried was the Italian course, they’re all structured pretty much the same and utilize the same method, so a review for one will cover... Read more
I was contacted some months ago by the publisher of this, Amp Comics (check out their site there, they have other similar stuff if you like this), who had seen my post about learning Spanish from comics and knew I was a Garfield fan (have been since I was about 7 or... Read more
This is a repost from my German blog here, I’m posting all articles about the iTalki 2015 Language Challenge on both blogs. As I’m fond of saying: You learn to speak a language by trying to speak it, poorly at first. What this means is that you learn by... Read more
Yabla is a website that was designed from the ground up specifically and exclusively for helping people learn Spanish via Spanish-language videos of popular Spanish media (TV shows, cartoons, documentaries, etc.) that you can watch (streaming) on the site. Now, if... Read more
Perspective: A beginning Spanish learner As with all my reviews, this one will be written from the perspective of a beginning Spanish learner, one which I am intimately familiar with as I have spent quite a bit of time as one, during which I tried a good number of... 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
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I tried to learn French with self-study books and then classes (4 years!) in high school and failed...I tried Spanish and Russian while in university and failed (and got kicked out of a French class but that's another story)...then, 10 years ago, I took another shot at Spanish using a simple method I picked up from a friend: studying (not just watching) Spanish-language TV shows: I was conversationally fluent in six months.
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