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Top 10 Language News Blog Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in CL-150, Language Learning, Language News

Last week we discussed what we’ve been up to in 2017. Let’s look at what you have been up to (or at least what you’ve been reading) in 2017. These are the 10 most-read posts from the year.

How Others See Your Language Learning

Your language skills will be received different around the world. Read about Itchy Feet’s experiences speaking languages abroad and share your own!

Why Being Complimented is Basically the Worst

Itchy Feet puts it best: “Getting a compliment on your language skills after so long living in a country is kind of like being accepted into a spelling bee in college. Sure, it’s kind of great, but it also kind of sucks.”

5 Unusual Tips to Learn a Language Faster

One of the questions we are asked most: how do I learn a language fast? Short answer: you can’t. Learning a language takes time. But you can learn a language faster with the right approach. These 5 tips will help you do just that.

Stop Telling People to “Learn a Language”

It’s not that we don’t want everyone to learn another language, but it’s not exactly something you can “just do”. It takes time—a lifetime, really—to learn another language. But you don’t have to master a language to reap its many benefits.

No App Will Make You Fluent in a Language

Another seemingly counterintuitive post from a language-learning tech company, but we stand by this one. We believe that great tech can transform the economics of language learning, but the industry is also full of gimmicks and false promises. We do a little myth busting in this post.

How to Say I Love You in 40 Languages (with Pronunciation!)

It’s always a good time to tell someone you love them (even more so during the end-of-year holidays!) Spread the love in 40 languages with this post.

The Secret to Learning Languages: Consistency is King

An object in motion stays in motion. That’s no secret, it’s called momentum. But have you tried to apply the same concept to your language studies? Here are our recommendations to keep you moving towards your language goals.

The Importance of Self-Efficacy for Language Learners

One of the most powerful language learning tools is not something you can find in a book or online. This post explains why believing in yourself can make all the difference.

5 Ways to Fight Off Forgetting When Learning Languages

The forgetting curve is steep, but we can get you over that hump with the advice in this post.

The #1 Hardest Thing About Language Learning

Itchy Feet shares his biggest struggle with language learning and it might not be what you think!

There we have it, the posts that you’ve enjoyed most in 2017. If you have any suggestions for 2018, we’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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  1. Tom mullen:

    Thank you for all u do for us😊…HAPPY NEW YEAR

  2. Ada Choi:

    Thanks for sharing this nice post. Nice tips you have shared here on learning languages. According to me learning through flashcards are so easy method to learn quickly. Most of the site like Carddia.com are selling all kinds of flashcards to learn everything.
    Thank you

  3. anang wahyudi:

    I want study english

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