A blog about language learning.

  • 5 Languages You Must Learn and Why

    If you’re reading this blog now it is probably safe to say you are interested in learning languages and understand the benefits and importance in being multilingual, but which five languages should you learn and why should you learn those? 1. Mandarin – you don’t have to be a Firefly fan to know that Chinese…

  • Strategies for Coping with Foreign Language Anxiety

    Foreign language anxiety is typically associated with feelings of discomfort when using or learning a second language. One would think this specific diagnosis can be related to people who get anxious in various situations, but this is not the case. According to psychologists it can be found in individuals who don’t necessarily suffer from general…

  • What to do after Pimsleur

    So you’ve invested a significant pile of cash in all three (or maybe even four) levels of Pimsleur language courses and you’ve slogged through them all in the recommended way, one lesson per day every day for the last 90 days at least and now you’re at a loose end – you’re wondering what to…

  • Dance: The Secret to Language Learning

    Dance: The Secret to Language Learning

    So you stocked up on language learning tools and courses such as Pimsleur or Rosetta Stone and you have a stack of books to study and a fancy new Kindle to read them on but little did you know that your ability to learn could in fact be hampered by your famously terrible performance on…

  • Memory Improvement Games

    Memory Improvement Games

    There are many ways one can boost the brains ability to remember things, at least in theory, however not all are a whole lot of fun but fortunately memory improvement games make the process a little more enjoyable and perhaps even more effective because of that.

  • Remote Island Adopts Dothraki Language

    Remote Island Adopts Dothraki Language

    The tiny island of Tristan da Cunha is officially the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world with few connections to the outside and access only by sea and even then only when the notoriously stormy south atlantic cooperates. Residents are technically British but being so far from civilization for so many centuries has resulted in…

  • Watch Game of Thrones Season 3

    Watch Game of Thrones Season 3

    So the big day is just about here and ‘throners’ around the world are all excited and eager to see the first episode of the all new season 3 of the EPIC tv show Game of Thrones where men are men (sometimes), dwarves stand tall, gnarly old dudes are not what they seem and women…

  • Rosetta Stone Torrent

    Rosetta Stone Torrent

    Looking for the top secret rosetta stone torrent download links? Don’t worry, you’re not alone out there because although Rosetta Stone is pretty damn good it is also rather expensive and not everyone can afford to pay the hefty price right now. But do yourself a favour and just go here to get your copy…

  • Learn Irish for St. Patrick’s Day

    Learn Irish for St. Patrick’s Day

    Well today is St. Patrick’s Day again which means Irish people and those that appreciate “the craic” will be drinking to excess in celebration of the good saint himself, or something like that. For those of a more sober disposition (which admittedly is very few on this day) what better way to celebrate your inner…

  • Say it, Don’t Just Think it!

    Say it, Don’t Just Think it!

    One of the key points I’ve found through hard experience is that when learning a language you really have to actually speak it – by which I mean you must say the words out loud instead of just in your head.

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