Anki vs Memrise As many of you know – and many of you are as well – I’m a big fan of Anki. People have bugged me about Memrise for years now and, although I’ve used it a fair bit, I’d never gotten around to writing a proper review of it,... 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
I just love this so much, it’s so much fun and to me that is by far the most important factor when learning a language: it must be fun! If it’s not fun then you, regardless of how determined you initially were, eventually get bored, lose focus, and give... Read more
The Telenovela Method 2nd Edition – How to Learn Spanish Using TV, Movies, Books, Comics, And 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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