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
You are a language learner. And if your parents didn’t speak to you two different languages since the day you were born, you have to struggle your way up. And the way you climb this language learning mountain says about you a lot (and defines your success as well, to be honest). So what type … Read moreWhat Type of Language Learner You Are?
Let me share with you one of my favorite TED talks on language learning, mountain hiking, yarnbombing and beating Guinness records. That’s the best preface to this post because nobody will explain the power of marginal adjustments better than Stephen Duneier: Ideas that work find their application everywhere in the life. Stephen Duneier doesn’t talk … Read moreMarginal adjustments: the winning strategy for language learning & more
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
It’s early morning, and you’re already packed in that bus/train/subway for at least a half-an-hour. A-a-a-a-argh. But did you thought that it can be a huge advantage on your way to fluency? Let’s see how many options you have to use this time to learn a language. Allons-y! If you live in a big city, … Read moreHyperproductive U: How to Use Commute Time to Learn a Language
There are occupations that require speaking different languages and doing it well. For example, diplomat. And US Federal Service Institute issued the official study on how long does it take for their future foreign service officers to acquire a new language. Like, any language! So how many hours to learn a language will make you … Read moreHow many hours to learn a language: official FSI data
Language learning is no different from any other area of your life where you hope to achieve a result. Even before you start, you need to have a vision of where you go. It requires a good deal of planning (have I already lost you?), tools and working methods. Without a compass, a map and … Read moreBeginner’s guide to language learning: 5 energy saving rules