The Ultimate Guide to CEFR Language Levels: from A1 to C2

Learn everything about six CEFR language levels

If you never stop questioning yourself whether you can brag to all your friends about knowing the language X or not yet, you probably want to refer to CEFR language levels table. For this and many other reasons, CEFR¬† is something that every language learner should be familiar with. In this post, I’m going to … Read moreThe Ultimate Guide to CEFR Language Levels: from A1 to C2

Reading in a Foreign Language: 3 Neuroscience Hacks to Better Learning

Reading in a foreign language is more effective these these brain tricks

Reading in a foreign language is not that simple as it sounds. On initial stages, your target language literally stands between you and the book, making it hard, boring and incomrehensible. But there’s a way to make your reading task easier and actually more effective. That’s exactly what I’m going to share with you today: … Read moreReading in a Foreign Language: 3 Neuroscience Hacks to Better Learning

21 century: Is it still possible to learn a language by reading?

There’s a link between reading and language skills. And this link is so strong that many 20th century polyglots were able to learn a language by reading books, whether they had previous knowledge of their target language or started from the zero. The problem is that this technique, perfectly working for our kind a hundred … Read more21 century: Is it still possible to learn a language by reading?

The French experiment: life-changing 50-days language challenge

50 days language challenge: mastering French

During the summer, I really wanted to work on my French so the idea to start a language challenge was with me for a long time. At the beginning of July, I finally launched my own little-weird-but-surprisingly-effective version of language experiment. It wasn’t about how much of the French I can learn in 50 days … Read moreThe French experiment: life-changing 50-days language challenge

Your Language Learning Game with Memrise: Review 2018

Thorough Memrse Review 2018: features, courses and pro modules

Memrise has long been one of my favorite language learning apps. I began using it in 2016 and saw how it evolved from the “learn-everything-with-flash-cards” software to the best language learning app on Android. So in this Memrise review, after using the app for more than 2 years and learning 4 languages, I’ll be talking … Read moreYour Language Learning Game with Memrise: Review 2018

Following Your Passion For a Language Will Make You Waste Time

Passion for a language alone will do more harm than good

Every single language learning forum screams about the importance of the passion for a language you learn. Among the common statements are: “you can’t learn a language you don’t like“, “you should never even try to learn a language you’re not passionate about“, “passion in language learning is everything“, “go with languages you love” and … Read moreFollowing Your Passion For a Language Will Make You Waste Time