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6 Tips on Learning to Love Screwing Up Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

As I argued last week, if you want to learn a language, you’re going to have to learn to love screwing it up. As someone from the comments last time pointed out, you learn by making mistakes! It’s the only way! So learn to be at ease with making a mess of things. But how?…

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Why Language Learning is a Daily Commitment Posted by on Oct 13, 2014

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Ever heard a product that claims that you can learn a language in 10 days? Ever met someone who actually truly learned a language in 10 days? Coincidence—I think not. The “secret” to language learning is just this: there is no secret! As with most things in life that are difficult to achieve (running a…

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7 Ways to Memorize a Language and Still Understand It Posted by on Oct 8, 2014

We published a SlideShare earlier this month discussing “8 Mistakes that Haunt Language Learners”. One of these mistakes is worth a deeper look—the concept of memorizing what needs to be understood. It’s a big problem for anyone who wants to learn a language quickly, but more importantly sustain it over time and use it fluidly.…

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Screwing Up: Learn to Love It Posted by on Oct 6, 2014

Language learning in a foreign country is hard. Not only do you have to wrestle with merciless grammar, call up vocabulary from the dusty depths of your memory, parse figures of speech and slang like in-jokes you aren’t in on, and even possibly learn how to read and write legibly in an entirely new alphabet,…

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The Buddy System: 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Learn a Language Alone Posted by on Oct 1, 2014

We all remember clutching someone’s hand so we wouldn’t get left behind on a class field trip: the good ole’ buddy system. It’s a simple action, holding someone’s hand, but it provides that extra layer of safety and accountability we all needed at a young age. What about now that we’re a bit older, though?…

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