How To Learn A Language

Well, it's quite a long story! Click here to learn about my language learning journey!

“You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.”

Czech proverb

Why should you take advice from me?

You've seen the multilingual video on my homepage, and my YouTube channel which is packed with videos of me speaking various languages.

Rio de Janeiro city viewI don't just talk about language learning, I actually do it, and there are plenty of videos there to prove it! When I learn new languages I even post regular videos of my progress so you can follow the journey.

In other words, in a world where everyone's got some advice about something or other, you can at least be sure that I have some idea what I'm talking about. 🙂 You can then decide for yourself whether you want to listen to me or not!

But my mission is to help you learn a language – quickly and with as little BS as possible.

I really hope you stick around to see it through. 🙂

Below you'll find links to some of my most popular articles to help get you started. But if you'd like to receive all my best advice direct to your email, and get my free eBook as well, just enter your email below.

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Time and routine

This is by far the biggest problem most people have when they first start learning a language. How do you know what to study? How long should you study for? What materials should you use?

These articles will get you started:

Do you want to speak fluently?

Language exchanges are one of the best things you can do, but it isn't always easy to get it right. These articles will show you how to do it properly.

Are you a traveller?

These articles will give you the pointers you need to learn a language on the road. They're both about South America, but the principles apply to any place in the world:

Learning Japanese?

Read these two articles before you go any further!

Technology for language learning

3D jpeg smallTechnology doesn't have all the answers, but it can give you a huge leg-up if you know how to use the right resources. I've written an eBook that guides you through the top 10 tech resources for smart language learners. Just enter your email in the sign-up box on the right of the screen and I'll send it over to you (it's free).

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Use the search bar or the drop-down “categories” menu in the sidebar to look for what you want. There are also a lot of goodies in the Resources menu at the top of the page.


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