How to pass The DELF B2: 15 Key Dos and Don’ts

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Taking a language proficiency test is like proposing a marriage: it shows that you’re serious about the relationship. I was as all hell serious about my relationship with French so the idea to pass the DELF B2 loomed on the horizon for quite a bit. I passed it on the first attempt which was quite … Read moreHow to pass The DELF B2: 15 Key Dos and Don’ts

Incidental Learning: How to learn vocabulary automatically

Incidental learning is something you do everyday. Learn how to use it for vocabulary learning. Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem

Imagine that you’re reading a novel – in French – say, Citadelle by A. de Saint-Excupéry. As time passes, you slowly crawl your way through a forest of unfamiliar French words, conjugations, and expressions. You can say that you’ve read more of your French-English dictionary than of the novel, but I bet that was Exupéry’s … Read moreIncidental Learning: How to learn vocabulary automatically

5 creative ways to use Wikipedia for language learning

How to use wikipedia for language learning

One day I was at my bike mechanic’s in Toronto, trying to initiate an intelligent conversation about an awful screeching that was emerging from the heart of my bike. It was a bottom bracket but the word “bottom bracket” wasn’t a part of my vocabulary at that point. In Russian, this piece of metal is … Read more5 creative ways to use Wikipedia for language learning

How to learn another language in 2019: Getting S**t Done

How to learn another language in 2019: troubleshooting your strategies

The first week of January is the perfect time to reassess your life goals, notice that little “learn Italian” task in your Someday/Maybe list and maybe make it happen within the next twelve months. Brave goal. Now, how do you put your good intentions into action and actually learn another language in 2019? What are … Read moreHow to learn another language in 2019: Getting S**t Done