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”

Best Way to Learn Portuguese: 5 Tested Methods

Finding the best way to learn Portuguese is trickier than other languages. Some languages like English, Spanish, and French have a plethora of great language learning resources. Portuguese isn’t as commonly studied, as a result not every language learning service is going to offer it. Here I’ll go through all five of the methods IContinue reading “Best Way to Learn Portuguese: 5 Tested Methods”

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”

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”

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?”

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?”

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?”

Netflix Review: “Bróder” (No Spoilers)

The purpose of this article is to give a brief review of the movie “Bróder” from the perspective of a language learner. I’ll discuss what you might get out of watching it if you’re learning Brazilian Portuguese and give some general hints to the plot of the film. The film is about a group ofContinue reading “Netflix Review: “Bróder” (No Spoilers)”