Maintaining A Foreign Language: 7 Creative Ways To Keep Your Dream Alive

After all the blood, sweat and tears it takes to learn a foreign language… The one thing you really want to avoid is… Forgetting it! “Imagine if I lost this language, after all those years spent learning it!” Well, fear not! Maintaining a foreign language is far more fun than learning it, and in this […]

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Core Study Sequences: Learning & Memorising Songs

This is Part 8 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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Core Study Sequences: Reverse Translation

This is Part 7 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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7 Tips To Learn Spanish Fast

In this article, I’ll show you how to learn Spanish fast! You’ll discover the 7 key areas I’d focus on if I had to learn how to speak Spanish confidently in only a few months. I’ve drawn on my experience of learning 10 languages and identified the key study practices that result in you being able […]

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Core Study Sequences: Transcribing Audio

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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Core Study Sequences: Studying Dialogues

This is Part 5 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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The Best Way To Learn Spanish On Your Own … In 12 Months Or Less!

So you’re looking for the best way to learn Spanish on your own? In this post, you’ll learn – in detail – the exact steps you need to become fluent, including… Best Spanish resources Most effective study techniques How much time to spend I’ll break the process down into four stages (the same stages I used […]

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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 […]

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Core Study Sequences: Lesson Preparation

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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Core Study Sequences: Learning Vocabulary

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

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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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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8 study hacks you can use when you’re too busy to learn a language

Are you too busy to learn a language? Do you always find it hard to make time to study? Me too. In this video I’m going to lift the lid on a typical day, and let you look over my shoulder as I study languages in all kinds of different places over the course of […]

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How NOT to suck at language challenges

“Language challenges”, you may have noticed, are cropping up all over the place! Typically lasting either 30 or 90 days, you come together with other learners from around the world to set goals, learn from each other and make giant strides forward in your language learning. That’s the theory at least. In language challenges, as […]

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Advice On Learning Egyptian Arabic – Interview with Olly

When my friend Jan van der Aa visited Cairo last week, we had the opportunity to sit down and talk about all things “Egypt”. In this short video, shot on my balcony, we discuss my progress since I started learning Arabic 3 months ago: How is life in Egypt? Is Egyptian Arabic more difficult than […]

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