Learning Two Languages at Once: 3 Challenges and How to Beat Them

If you’re new to language learning the answer to “Can you learn two languages at once?” might seem like a mystery to you. Even in the case that you’ve already learned to speak a foreign language, the concept of learning two languages at once might be an intimidating endeavor. There are specific challenges to learningContinue reading “Learning Two Languages at Once: 3 Challenges and How to Beat Them”

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?”

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?”

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?”

What is the Easiest Language to Learn?

It’s a common curiosity want to know what the easiest language to learn is. It’s a common question for people who want to learn a foreign language for the first time. Someone who wants to learn a language for first time looks for the easiest language because it’s generally understood that learning a language isContinue reading “What is the Easiest Language to Learn?”