How To Do Language Immersion The Right Way: Strategies For Expats

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post from Alicia about creating a language immersion environment for yourself. You’ll learn about: Why it’s important to language proof your surroundings Different ways you can create your own immersion environment The role culture and tradition plays in your learning Here’s Alicia… Learning a new language is an […]

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7 Ways to Embrace Mistakes When Speaking a Foreign Language

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post that discusses how you can embrace mistakes and start speaking the language you’re learning. If you struggle to find the confidence to speak, this article is for you. You’ll learn about: Why mistakes are a normal part of learning a language 7 steps you can take to […]

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Learn A Language Abroad: How I Learnt Spanish in Barcelona

This is a guest post written by Jessica Elliot from Sky Blue English. Jessica moved to Barcelona in order to improve her Spanish, and here is her story! I’ve been told that my eyes light up when I talk about Barcelona. I lived there for two incredible, life-changing years, and I’m going to tell you […]

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Why Authenticity is the Missing Link in Language Learning

In the following guest post, Lukas Van Vyve of The Polyglot Life discusses the importance of being authentic in your language learning. Do you dream of effortless conversations with locals during your travels and being able to say everything you want? Or maybe of speaking without making a single mistake? Perhaps what you want is perfect fluency? […]

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Endangered Languages: Tips for Learning & Using the World’s Minority Languages

It’s easy to say how every language-learning journey starts. You may hear a friend say it. It may come to mind while daydreaming – namely, “Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice to know (insert language of your dreams here)?” Sadly, while a lot of very successful language journeys do start this way, many of them don’t […]

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7 Reasons You’re NOT Too Old to Learn a Language

Today we have great guest post that discussed that common fear… “I’m too old to learn a language!” It comes from Julie Peterson, who writes on study skills over at askpetersen.com Now, I realise that age and language learning is a controversial topic, so I look forward to reading your comments at the end of the […]

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5 Amazing Reasons to Learn Ukrainian Today

Today, I’m delighted to feature a guest post on a language that’s never been covered on I Will Teach You A Language before. Have you ever been tempted to learn Ukrainian? The author is Lesley Vos, a blogger, nature lover and coffee addict! Maybe it has never occurred to you to learn Ukrainian, but it should! By […]

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Yoga For Language Learning: Stretching Your Mind and Body

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

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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6 Strategies For Free Language Learning On The Move

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

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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Learn To Read Japanese Hiragana Using Memory Palaces

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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Connectors: Never Feel Stuck In A Language Again

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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5 Dangerous Language Learning Mistakes You Should Avoid

I’ve realised something lately… Getting better at learning foreign languages isn’t just about learning new tips and tricks. What’s more important is avoiding language learning mistakes that can cripple your progress. That’s why I’m pleased to feature this guest post today from Sean Patrick Hopwood, a polyglot and language enthusiast, who shares the 5 big mistakes […]

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