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Core Study Sequences: Glossika Language Training

Welcome to Part 4 in a series of articles in which I show you exactly how I’m learning foreign languages every day.

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 aside for intensive study.

Before you read this, you should go back and check out the previous posts in the series:

  1. My CRAZY 5am Language Routine
  2. Core Study Time In Your Language Routine
  3. Core Study Sequences Part 1: Listening Comprehension
  4. Core Study Sequences Part 2: Learning Vocabulary
  5. Core Study Sequences Part 3: Lesson Preparation

Studying With Glossika

The aim of this routine is to use the Glossika Language Training product to build familiarity with your target language. Continue reading…

Core Study Sequences: Lesson Preparation

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Welcome to Part 3 in a series of articles in which I show you exactly how I’m learning foreign languages every day. 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 aside for intensive study. Before you read […]

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9 Surprising Health Benefits Of Learning A Foreign Language

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How would you like a bigger brain? Or a better memory? Well, it might be easier than you think! You already know that learning a foreign language can put you ahead in your career. But there’s a growing body of evidence that the health benefits of learning a foreign language may be significant as well. […]

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Core Study Sequences: Learning Vocabulary

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Welcome to Part II in a series of articles in which I show you exactly how I’m learning foreign languages every day. 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 aside for intensive study. Before you […]

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Core Study Sequences: Listening Comprehension

core study sequences listening comprehension

Welcome to a series of articles in which I show you exactly how I’m learning foreign languages every day. You’ll literally get to watch over my shoulder as I show you step-by-step how I’m studying! In each article, I’m going to talk about how I’m using my Core Study Time – a 30-45 minute period […]

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Core Study Time In Your Language Routine

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I recently wrote about my new language routine in detail. It’s a powerful routine (with a CRAZY early start) I’ve used to make fast progress in my language learning. The most important part of the routine is something I call “core study time”. This core study time involves 30-45 minutes of focused study. I do it […]

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My CRAZY 5AM Language Routine

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For the last month, I’ve been on a crazy new language learning routine. I get up at 5 a.m. every day to study Cantonese, and have seen some exceptional results… My vocabulary has grown My listening comprehension has improved I can speak more fluently So what possessed me to start waking up at 5 a.m.? Don’t […]

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Demystifying Chinese Tones: The Complete Guide To Chinese Pronunciation

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Chinese tones. Probably not the easiest thing in the world to learn!  I discovered the complexity of Chinese tones during my project to learn Cantonese. But like anything in the field of language learning…where there’s a will, there’s a way! And there’s no-one better than Chris Parker from Fluent in Mandarin to guide you through.  […]

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Why Spanish Spelling Can Be Tricky…And How To Get It Right Every Time!

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People often say Spanish is an easy language to learn. But is it really as straightforward as all that? In this guest post, I invite the team at Okodia to examine the peculiarities of Spanish spelling. You’ll learn about some of the trickier rules that might trip you up, and how to get them right every time, […]

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Japanese Culture For Foreigners: 19 Insider Secrets You Need To Know

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You might think Japanese is a hard language to learn. But what about Japanese culture? Becoming “culturally fluent” in Japan can be both challenging and fascinating. Luckily, you’re in the right place! I’ve curated 19 of the most curious, unique, and downright helpful insights into Japanese customs and etiquette from around the web, so you’re guaranteed to […]

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Writing Productivity Hacks: 18 Lessons Learnt From 167 Blog Posts In 24 Months

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In summer 2013, I started a blog. Two years later, my dashboard shows 167 published articles. That’s over 1 blog post per week. During this period, I’ve worked full-time, lived in three countries, published a book, and completed a master’s degree. So, how did I do it? How did I carve out the time to […]

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How To Learn Arabic Dialects – A Live Talk From Berlin

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If you’re interested in how to learn Arabic dialects, this is for you. I lived in Egypt from 2014-15, and during that time I had to figure out fundamental questions like: What is Arabic, and what are the dialects? Should I learn a dialect, or Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)? What are the best resources for learning […]

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How To Learn A Language Better, Faster & Cheaper Without Traveling Abroad

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It’s a myth. Most people believe the only way to learn a foreign language is to travel abroad. But they’re wrong. Here’s the truth: If you live in New York, London, Paris, or any other big city, you’re already firmly in one of the best language learning environments on the planet. You see, when I started […]

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5 Misconceptions In Language Learning

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Every day, I talk to people who have the wrong idea about language learning. Some of these misconceptions are so powerful, they actually prevent you learning your target language. In this post, Arkady Zilberman, a simultaneous translator and founder of Language Bridge, is going to look at some of these misconceptions.  Now, I don’t agree with everything Arkady says.  […]

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5 Ways To Break Your Facebook Addiction And Create More Time For Language Learning

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You have the best of intentions … You plan to study … But then Facebook happens.  45 minutes later, your textbook lies unopened on the table. You’ve done it again! But don’t worry – there’s still hope. Here are five quick ways to get your Facebook addiction under control, and create extra time and focus for language […]

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