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”

English Language Learning: 5 Steps for Fluency

English is a global language useful for travel, work, and socializing. This makes English language learning a critical skill for those that want to gain fluency. Once you reach an intermediate level in English, reaching fluency feels like a distant destination. In some ways it’s easier to learn at this level. You can begin learningContinue reading “English Language Learning: 5 Steps for Fluency”

The Scots Language: An Introduction and Resources

Before I get into my story, I want to establish that I’m talking about the Scots language not Scottish Gaelic. Scottish Gaelic is a Celtic language very distantly related to English. Scots is a Germanic language very closely related to English in ways that I’ll describe further in the article. Origins of My Journey withContinue reading “The Scots Language: An Introduction and Resources”

Learn Portuguese: 4 Tips for Success

To learn Portuguese is a more unique experience than other languages. Portuguese is spoken in a wide variety of countries as a native language, spanning several continents. The most notorious countries being Portugal and Brazil. Despite being spoken by over 250+ million people globally it’s not thought of as a language with a lot ofContinue reading “Learn Portuguese: 4 Tips for Success”

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”

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 Traditional courses are often seen as unproductive and their teaching methods outdated.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?”