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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5 Misconceptions In Language Learning

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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How to Write in Chinese – A Beginner’s Guide

You probably think learning how to write in Chinese is impossible. And I get it. I’m a native English speaker, and I know how complex Chinese characters seem. But you’re about to learn that it’s not impossible. I’ve teamed up with Kyle Balmer from Sensible Chinese to show you how you can learn the basic […]

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How to Write in Japanese – A Beginner’s Guide

Do you want to learn how to write in Japanese, but feel confused or intimidated by the script? This post will break it all down for you, in a step-by-step guide to reading and writing this beautiful language. I remember when I first started learning Japanese and how daunting the writing system seemed. I even […]

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Why being a translator isn’t as easy as you think

Lots of people dream of being a translator.  Perhaps this is because you need to be very, very good at another language in order to do the job! But how certain are you that you’d actually enjoy it? In this fascinating guest post, written by Pauline Durant, of London-based translation agency Language Reach, you’ll get […]

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