Posts tagged language learning

Guest Posts

How NOT to learn English

You probably have seen blog posts with titles like “Ten Tips for Writing Emails” or “Best Sites for Vocabulary Practice.” This time I decided to write about learning English from a different perspective. I’m going to give you five good…

August 3, 2016, by

Language Learning

You’re The Alien! How Learning A New Language Gives You A Radically Different Perspective on Life (If You Let It…)

When I lived in Bangkok for four years, I often found myself stuck in the sprawling megacity’s notoriously bad traffic, staring out at the bustling sidewalks, and there was a certain recurring sign that never failed to catch my attention….

December 1, 2015, by

Guest Posts

8 Simple & Effective Strategies For Introvert Language Learners

Talking about being an introvert is a hip subject this moment in time. What made it so? Maybe it was the popularity Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Maybe it was…

July 9, 2015, by

Guest Posts

Why You Should Learn the Language Before Living it

Language learners across the world claim that completely immersing themselves in the language is exactly what helped them become fluent. This kind of story is quite common, but what exactly makes one person more successful at learning a language than another…

June 21, 2015, by

German

5 Ways To Learn German With Spotify

Spotify is a well-known music subscription service, popular for its huge catalog and user-curated playlists. But did you know that it can also be a great tool for learning German? Even with a free account (advertising-based) you can use the following…

April 23, 2015, by

Language Learning

3 Ways to Use Smartphones To Learn Foreign Languages By Reading Books

There are many ways in which smartphones have come to encroach on our ability to enjoy some quiet time with a good book or even replaced the pulp in our life all together. The sense of immediate gratification — or…

July 25, 2014, by

German

Café in Berlin Review for German Learners by Herr Antrim: “Really Easy to Read!”

A few weeks ago we offered language bloggers and YouTubers around the world to choose any book from our library and we’d send it to them, free of charge.  Today, I was pleasantly surprised to see that German teacher Levi Antrim…

May 19, 2014, by

Guest Posts

24 Techniques to Learn English Faster, According to Your Learning Style

Some people have a natural knack for learning languages, but for others learning a new language can be a daunting task. The best way to learn a new language varies depending on your particular learning style. Students are typically taught…

April 22, 2014, by

German

Free German Children’s Books For Language Learners Young and Old

Learning German with stories is a great method to practice and expand your vocabulary and grammar. But where to start? Literary German short stories or classic German novels may be intimidating for beginners or simply not everyone’s cup of tea. So…

April 9, 2014, by

Hebrew

Learn Hebrew With Israeli Movies And Award-Winning TV Series “Shtisel”

When I first started learning Hebrew, I used a very popular overpriced software which promised to make learning a new language simple and intuitive. But after a few days of clicking on colorful stock photos of smiling people and saying…

April 3, 2014, by

German

5 German Novels For Beginners and Intermediate German Learners

Learning German with textbooks and worksheets only gets you so far. After a while, you need to start putting the pieces together by speaking to people, watching German movies, reading blogs and newspapers or German short stories. Once you feel comfortable reading…

March 25, 2014, by

German

German Gamebooks For German Learners

Gamebooks (“Spielbücher” in German), or “choose your own adventure” books, as they’re often called, were all the rage in the 70s and 80s. The idea was simple: to create a book where the reader can influence the story by making…

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