5 Tips for Studying a Language from Home

The internet and technologies have made learning a language from home tremendously more realistic. Studying a language from home for many is a preference. Traditional courses are often seen as unproductive and their teaching methods outdated. Nowadays you can connect with speakers of foreign languages around the world and the resources available to study someContinue reading “5 Tips for Studying a Language from Home”

What Is the Most Difficult Language to Learn?

Understanding what the most difficult language to learn is requires some knowledge and experience with language learning. The answer to the question is directly related to the languages that someone already knows. My recent experience learning Mandarin Chinese has put me in a position to consider the question a lot. No other language that I’veContinue reading “What Is the Most Difficult Language to Learn?”

5 Tips to Learn Spanish Fast

If you want to learn Spanish fast, then there are some important points of emphasis that you should place in your studies. We should first go over what it means to learn Spanish fast. Learning any language is more of a marathon than a sprint. To learn Spanish fast will imply different things depending onContinue reading “5 Tips to Learn Spanish Fast”

When Should You Start Speaking a Foreign Language?

This is a great question to answer for someone that’s learning a language for the first time, even someone with limited experience might not have a complete answer. My answer to this question has certainly evolved with time. Nothing has had a bigger effect on my answer to this question than learning Mandarin Chinese. MandarinContinue reading “When Should You Start Speaking a Foreign Language?”

Are Flashcards a Good Way to Learn Vocabulary?

This is an interesting question that applies not only to language learners but also to those trying to expand their vocabulary in their native language. Flashcards are synonymous with learning. Everybody has used them at some point in their life whether it was to prepare for a biology test, a quiz in Spanish, the GMAT,Continue reading “Are Flashcards a Good Way to Learn Vocabulary?”

What is the Best Way to Learn a Language?

The initial answer to this question is easy to give but gets more complex when you’re answering it for a single individual. Everyone has their personal preference when it comes to their learning style and daily activities or hobbies. I don’t believe there is a universal best way to study a language, but I doContinue reading “What is the Best Way to Learn a Language?”

LingQ – The Best Language Learning App?

LingQ is without a doubt my favorite language learning app. It’s mentioned constantly here at the Language Learner Blog. It’s a resource that I’ve used religiously to study languages over the past several years. Everyone seems to have heard of Duolingo and maybe other language learning apps like Memrise or Babbel. This lesser-known app hasContinue reading “LingQ – The Best Language Learning App?”

Do I Have to Live in a Foreign Country to Learn a Language?

The answer to this question is a resounding no but there are some important follow up points that come with it. You’re surely going to benefit from living in a country where your target language is spoken. Very often how much you benefit is your choice. First and foremost, you need to take advantage ofContinue reading “Do I Have to Live in a Foreign Country to Learn a Language?”

What are the Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language?

The benefits of learning a second language are not all obvious to those who haven’t done it before. There are some benefits that I understood only after having learned a third language. At the same time there are also benefits that are clear before you have even started. In the non-English speaking world, English isContinue reading “What are the Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language?”

How Fast Can You Learn Spanish?

Learning a language is an enormous challenge that can take months or years and never really ends once you’ve reached a high proficiency level. This makes answering the question ‘How fast can you learn Spanish?’ less than straightforward. It first makes sense to define what is meant by “learn”. The word doesn’t imply fluency necessarily.Continue reading “How Fast Can You Learn Spanish?”