You have probably heard that in order to expand your vocabulary in a foreign language you have to read a lot. You might have even tried reading stuff in your target language… just to realize that your vocabulary is not very expandable this way. Yup. Reading random things doesn’t really work. But, hey, don’t get … Read moreHow to Learn More Vocabulary with Narrow Reading
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
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?
Average adult knows 60 000 words but only 10% of them is a result of deliberate teaching. The rest 90% of words we know and understand comes from oral or written context. Master this technique (incoded in the scientific world as Context Vocabulary Acquisition) and you will find the answer on how to learn vocabulary effectively. And, … Read moreHow to learn vocabulary effectively: the power of context
Music is a power driving us to explore the languages we don’t know. And you can use this power to accelerate your language learning! How? Just start to translate songs. Music doesn’t know language barriers. It can make you mumble the lyrics on the language you don’t know and feel the meaning without translating a … Read moreTranslate songs: step-by-step guide to learning with music
One rainy evening I sat down to watch The Intouchables in French with the full confidence that I would understand every single word. By the time I had a solid B1 level in French and no problem with understanding French vloggers on YouTube. But that evening it appeared to me that I unlearned all my … Read moreHow to Understand spoken language better: 7 atypical shortcuts