“Whenever I am asked how I was able to succeed in many languages in a relatively short period of time, I always make a bow in spirit to the source of all knowledge: books. My advice to learners can thus be expressed in one word: read!” This quote originates from one of the most famous … Read moreReadlang And What Makes It The Best Language Learning Tool Ever
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
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
You need to prove your French skills. Every morning brings you closer to the day of the test and you still don’t know how to eat that frog. If so, this post is for you. So buckle up and let’s learn how to prepare for DELF B2 exam in one month. If you have only … Read moreHow to prepare for DELF B2 in one month and ace it
French movies can still be a great way to learn about the culture, music, history, people, and accents around the Francophonie. It can also be a great way to loosen your grip so that language learning remains a joyful activity and not just the game of learning the subjunctive. So whatever your goals are, movies … Read more10 Unclichéd Movies to Learn French Language and Culture
The more time I spend learning languages online, the more I’m getting convinced that software created by language learners for language learners work the best. For whatever reason. And this is exactly the story of Beelinguapp: an atypical language learning app for language hackers and bookworms in one person. The story of Beelinguapp: 2017 “kickstart” … Read moreWhy Beelinguapp is better than flashcards?
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