Language Learning Goals: 2022

I’ve never been one to set New Year’s resolutions, but when it comes to language learning goals, this year I’m all in. Language learning has been a constant friend to me. It’s become a part of my daily life more and more each year. Setting goals for my target languages this year seems like aContinue reading “Language Learning Goals: 2022”

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”

Best Way to Learn German: 9 Methods Reviewed

German was the first foreign language that I learned to conversational fluency. The path to gaining high proficiency in the language was anything but a straight line. Regardless, it taught me a lot about what the best way to learn German was for me and other languages that I would pursue in the future. MyContinue reading “Best Way to Learn German: 9 Methods Reviewed”

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 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?”

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?”

Language Study Log: January 2021

As someone who was new to learning languages or someone with more experience as I am now, I’ve always thought that it would be interesting to see how someone manages language learning on a daily basis. Language Study Log samples are my way of sharing how I manage language studies and show you on aContinue reading “Language Study Log: January 2021”

Podcasts as a Tool for Passive Language Learning

Podcasts can be a great way to learn a language passively. There’s a certain practicality in listening to podcasts that you can’t get from sitting and reading a book or watching a movie in the sense that you more or less have to solely engage in these activities. A podcast can be listened to anywhere,Continue reading “Podcasts as a Tool for Passive Language Learning”