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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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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HelloTalk App Review – Connect With Native Speakers Around The World

Have you been learning a new language for a while, and feel like it’s time to start practising and using it? If so, how do you do it? How do you find native speakers to connect with and talk to, even if you live in an isolated area? And when you do find people, how can […]

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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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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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How To Do More Listening – Zero Motivation Required!

http://www.icrt.com.tw/en/ext/rss/taiwantalk/140131TT_OLLE_LINGE.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe all have trouble finding the time to study. But what if getting exposure to your target language was automatic and you had to make the conscious choice not to study? This is a simple, effective hack for the motivationally-challenged, which I learnt from Olle Linge, over at the […]

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Take your listening skills to the next level with the Smart Repeat app

I just came across an app for listening to foreign language audio which is so cool that I just had to share it.

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Write a tech-savvy speech

Which is the most neglected of the four skills amongst language learners? Elementary, my dear Watson. It’s writing, of course. People tend to get so obsessed with becoming “fluent” (whatever that means) that they focus almost entirely on speaking. Next comes listening, which tends to happen automatically as you’re out on the street or watching […]

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Q&A: How to study with SRS flashcards

There’s always a lot of talk in the language learning community about studying with SRS flashcards. I think it can get confusing at times because most programs available offer a huge array of options, functions and features – many more than you’ll ever need. But I think it’s important to remember what flashcards originally were. […]

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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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App Review: Flashcards – The Best App for Learning Vocabulary

Do you want to learn foreign language vocabulary faster, and not forget it? This article will show you how. What follows is a review of my favourite spaced-repetition flashcard app, which I’ve used to help me learn eight languages. Learning New Vocabulary What process do you go through to learn a new word? Do you write […]

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Stealth learning in the field

This practical activity helps you deal with daily situations in a foreign environment and prioritise the learning of the language being used around you. Who is this for? Any level beyond beginner. What do I need? A smartphone or any other discreet recording device. Optional: Skype. ———- This activity is beautifully simple and is directly […]

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Words you can’t live without

In this post I describe a great way to understand your own language usage and how to apply it as a tool for learning. Spanish Vocabulary Pretty, isn’t it? This word cloud represents the Spanish vocabulary that I use the most, and therefore couldn’t live without! It’s essentially an elaborate word frequency chart; the larger […]

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