FluentU Review – Language Learning With Video

I’m sure you know this feeling. You study your new language at home, or in class, and it all seems to be going well. But then you go out into the real world, speak to some people… and you understand nothing. It feels like you’ve gone back to square one. It’s frustrating. And demotivating as […]

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Choosing The Best Language Resources – Part 1: Self-Study

It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of choosing the right language resources. Getting it right means choosing materials that match how you learn. This motivates you and speeds up your progress. Getting it wrong means a long slog through material that’s not right for you. This is demotivating, makes it harder to learn, and may […]

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Are You Wasting Your Time Watching Foreign Language Movies?

I’ve watched hundreds of movies over the years to help me to learn one language or another. I bet you have too. Who doesn’t like a good movie? And even better if it’s in your target language! The thing is, I don’t do it much any more. At a certain point, I grew a bit […]

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How to use Virtual Assistants to make your own foreign language materials

Foreign language textbooks or language learning software don’t usually have you on the edge of your seat in excitement. Not surprising. Textbook writers have a tough job, having to make their products interesting while also teaching you about relative pronouns. Wouldn’t it be great if, when you sit down to study, you’re presented not with […]

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