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New Project: Learn To Write Traditional Chinese Characters

I’m stuck.

After a couple of years learning Cantonese, I feel like I’m at an impasse.

The problem?

I can’t read.

I can speak Cantonese, but I’ve never learnt to read or write.

You might think that’s a bit odd, but not studying Chinese writing at the start was a conscious decision I made, based on the advice of Chinese experts I respect.

Here’s the thing…

Learning to write in Chinese is such a huge task, that your time is better spent learning to speak. (Or so the theory goes.)

So I did that.

But now I’m ready for more.

I’m taking up the task of learning to read and write Chinese, and I’m documenting every step of the process with regular videos on my YouTube channel. Continue reading…

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Yoga For Language Learning: Stretching Your Mind and Body

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Practising yoga and learning foreign languages have more in common than you might imagine. The results of practising yoga and languages are similar – they are both great for your mind and body. In this article, I would like to share my experience and hopefully help you with incorporating yoga practice into your language study. Of […]

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MosaLingua App Review

Mosalingua App Review

I’ve been hearing a lot about the MosaLingua app for some time now, so I thought I’d give it a try, and write a review! So what is MosaLingua? Well, on a very basic level, it’s a smartphone app that teaches you useful phrases in the language you’re learning. The app then helps you remember […]

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5 Free Apps to Help You Learn Japanese

5 free apps to help you learn Japanese

So you want to learn Japanese, but you aren’t sure whether traditional methods or digital options are a good fit for you… Do you go with books? Or do you go with learn Japanese apps? Technology has drastically changed how we do things, making products more efficient, cheaper and faster, but traditional methods are still the […]

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Thai For Beginners: How to Learn to Speak Thai From Scratch

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What’s not to love about Thailand? It’s a stunning country, with beautiful people, and world-class food. But like most travellers to Thailand, I’d never even tried to learn to speak Thai… until now! In August 2016, I packed my suitcase and flew to Bangkok, with one mission: to (finally) learn to speak Thai. While in […]

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Lust In Translation: How To Use French Movies To Learn The Language Of Love

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People learning French often ask me which are the best French movies to watch to learn the language of love. However, what they often don’t consider is how to use those movies to learn French effectively. We all love French movies, but are movies just a bit of fun or can you actually use them to improve your French? The […]

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How To Change The World Of Language Education (Forever!)

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_123.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Many people believe that language education in schools is not fit for purpose. “School put me off languages for life!” … is something we hear all too often. But why? In this fascinating discussion, I chat with Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages to see […]

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Introducing: 2 Week “Learn Thai” Challenge … In Bangkok!

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For two weeks this summer, I’m going to take on a language challenge with a difference! I’ve teamed up with my friend Jan Van Der Aa to learn Thai, and we’re going head-to-head, using two very different methods… I’ll be taking lessons in a local Thai language school for 2 hours every morning. Meanwhile… Jan will […]

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6 Strategies For Free Language Learning On The Move

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We live in a world where free language learning is now perfectly possible. But, without the structure of formal classes, how can you make sure your language learning endeavours are successful? Better still, how can you do it on the move, however busy you are? Here to tell us how, is guest author Andrew Howe!  […]

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12 Language Immersion Tools For Google Chrome

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You might have used the Google Chrome web browser before. But did you know Chrome is actually a powerful tool for foreign language immersion? You can chose from the thousands of “browser extensions” available, all of which can be installed at the click of a button. Many of them are specifically designed to help you with language […]

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Core Study Sequences: Transcribing Audio

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This is Part 6 in a series of articles in which I show you exactly how I’m learning foreign languages every day, and today is about transcribing audio. In these articles I talk about how I’m using my Core Study Time – a 30-45 minute period at the start of every day which I set […]

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9 Reasons Why Donald Trump Should Learn Spanish

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It’s probably fair to say Donald Trump is not a fan of the Spanish language. He’s left the American public in no doubt about that. However, I think he should learn Spanish! In fact, I think learning Spanish would win him the election! Here’s why… 1. Beating Hillary Would Be Easy …in Spanish, that is!

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Learn To Read Japanese Hiragana Using Memory Palaces

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You need to learn to read Japanese, right? But you’ve found out that hiragana is the first stage and it’s got you worried! Relax. You’ve probably heard about mnemonics for learning vocabulary in a foreign language and wanted to know more. Well, the good news is that a similar technique works for learning hiragana too. […]

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Learning Songs To Stay Motivated In Language Learning

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I had a bit of free time this afternoon so I decided to sit down and record a song in Cantonese. I discovered this song – 愛是永恆 – some time ago and really loved it. You can find the lyrics here. Learning songs perhaps isn’t an immediately obvious language learning activity, but I’ve found it to […]

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Connectors: Never Feel Stuck In A Language Again

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It’s an uncomfortable feeling… Speaking another language, but feeling like a robot. You know – when your speaking sounds like a textbook? Or when you’re searching desperately for words, while your speaking partner waits patiently across from you. That’s why I was really happy to publish this guest post by Anthony from Spanish Hackers. Connectors. What […]

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