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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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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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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Core Study Time In Your Language Routine

I recently wrote about my new language routine in detail. It’s a powerful routine (with a CRAZY early start) I’ve used to make fast progress in my language learning. The most important part of the routine is something I call “core study time”. This core study time involves 30-45 minutes of focused study. I do it […]

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My CRAZY 5AM Language Routine

For the last month, I’ve been on a crazy new language learning routine. I get up at 5 a.m. every day to study Cantonese, and have seen some exceptional results… My vocabulary has grown My listening comprehension has improved I can speak more fluently So what possessed me to start waking up at 5 a.m.? Don’t […]

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16 language learning problems I struggle with every day

As a language blogger and podcaster, people often assume I have all the answers. But nothing could be further from the truth! I struggle with a whole host of language learning problems on a daily basis that I wish I could get better at. Here are some of them.

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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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Good Study Habits…For Lazy People

I’ve lost count of the number of books I’ve read about good study habits, willpower, and getting things done. And yet I still find it so hard to develop a solid routine. (Although my crazy 5am routine has changed things recently!) Are there people in this world who just can’t stick to routines? Were some […]

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7 Steps to Beating Procrastination

In this post I show you how to beat one of the most destructive forces known to man: procrastination. The unfairness of it all! You know how some people are naturally thin and can stuff themselves with chocolate without putting on weight? And then there are the rest of us who so much as look […]

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