How To Learn French From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

Starting out learning French can seem frightening at first. Words on the page can look so different from how they’re spoken and pronouncing these strange words can feel like an impossible task. But although it may not seem so at first, French is not a particularly difficult language for English speakers to learn. French is […]

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6 Smart Strategies I Used To Learn Chinese While Teaching English In Shanghai

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post from Dimitris that shares his experience of learning Chinese while living and working as an English teacher in Shanghai. If you’re struggling to make the kind of progress you’d hoped for with your Chinese, I think this post will give you some ideas that might help you […]

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How to Learn German From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Have you always wanted to learn German? Starting out learning German can seem frightening at first. Words can fill the entire length of a piece of paper, and pronouncing letters you’ve never even heard of can feel like an impossible task. Can anybody say words like freundschaftsbeweis or lebensabschnittsgefährte? And why would you want to? […]

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71 Common Spanish Phrases to Survive Your First Conversation with a Native Speaker

Are you considering taking up Spanish? Or planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country? In order to get started and have your first basic conversations in Spanish, you’re going to need to learn some words! In this post, you’ll learn about 71 common Spanish phrases and words that can help you have your first interactions […]

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How to Take the Pain Out Of Your Chinese Listening Practice

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post that discusses how to take the pain out of your Chinese listening practice. You’ll learn about: Why listening in Chinese is so difficult How you can improve your Chinese listening skills Some of the best resources to start practising your listening I think you’ll find this post […]

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23 Useful French Phrases to Impress the Locals On Your Next Trip to France

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post that explains 23 of the most useful French phrases that will help you speak with confidence during your next trip to France. Sounding natural when you speak is a tricky task but if you can use some of the phrases in this post, you’ll impress the locals […]

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How to Use Spanish Music to Boost Your Fluency: A Simple Quickstart Guide

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post about how to use Spanish music and get the most out of it. Listening to music is a great way to practice your target language and this guest post shares some great tips to help you get started. I hope you enjoy the post! Over to Sean… My love […]

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7 Podcasts In Spanish Guaranteed Improve Your Listening Skills

Today’s post is all about how you can use podcasts in Spanish to improve your listening skills. We’ll cover: How Podcasts Can Help You Improve Your Spanish 7 Great Podcasts You Should Be Listening To I hope you enjoy the post! Work. Study. Gym. Kids. Socialising. These days it can sometimes seem like we don’t have […]

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Spanish Immersion Challenge: Two Weeks In Mexico

Every year, I take a special language-focused trip abroad, with my friend and travel buddy Jan van der Aa. We document everything on camera and upload it to YouTube, so you can see what we’re up to and take inspiration from our activities. Last year, you may remember, we spent 2 weeks in Thailand, studying Thai. […]

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5 Spanish Books For Beginners To Grow Your Vocabulary And Boost Your Fluency

Today’s post is all about the best Spanish books for beginners and why reading should be a valuable part of your learning plan. In this post, you’ll learn about:  Why you should be reading in Spanish How to choose the right books to read Some of the best books to learn Spanish as a beginner I […]

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Is French Hard to Learn? An Honest Analysis for Beginners

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post that answers the common question: “Is French hard to learn?” Here’s what you’ll learn:  The difficulty of learning French compared to other languages Some of the most common problems learners face with French How you can learn French quickly and effectively I hope you enjoy the post! Over to Jan… So […]

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The Big Baselang Review – An Undercover Report Of The Spanish Tutoring Service

Welcome to the Big Baselang Review – a review with a twist! What’s the twist? Let me explain… Baselang is a service that offers unlimited Spanish tutoring for $129/month. But as a Spanish speaker myself, I thought it would be difficult for me to do a fair review from a learner’s perspective. So I decided to remove myself from […]

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Cantonese Conversations – Behind The Scenes Of An Exciting New Online Cantonese Project

In this blog post, you’re going to see behind the scenes of a “passion project” I’ve been working on for months. It’s called Cantonese Conversations, and it’s my answer to a horrible lack of study material out there for people trying to learn Cantonese online. After traveling thousands of miles, working with dozens of people, […]

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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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French Punctuation: The Curious Case of the Space

If you are learning French, punctuation may not be the first thing you think you need to focus on. In fact, no matter which language you are learning, punctuation is likely far down your list of things to learn. You probably prefer to focus instead on learning vocabulary and grammar. After all, punctuation is only […]

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