You need to prove your French skills, so you signed up for a DELE exam. Every morning brings you closer to the day of the test but you still are not sure how to eat that frog. If so, this post is for you. Buckle up: let’s learn how to prepare for DELF B2 exam … Read more How to prepare for DELF B2 in one month and ace it
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 more What Type of Language Learner You Are?
There is always this one person in your surroundings who speaks like 7 languages leaving you to wonder how this gifted bastard managed to learn them all. It’s quite easy to conclude that they just have this special language talent that allows them to easily pick up languages like mushrooms after the rain. And there’s … Read more Language talent: your guide to finding your trump card
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 more 10 Unclichéd Movies to Learn French Language and Culture
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 more How to Learn More Vocabulary with Narrow Reading
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 more Why Beelinguapp is better than flashcards?
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 more Marginal adjustments: the winning strategy for language learning & more
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 more The Ultimate Guide to CEFR Language Levels: from A1 to C2
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 more Reading in a Foreign Language: 3 Neuroscience Hacks to Better Learning