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Download My New Ebook For Free!

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:35:25 -0400

Download my new ebook Mastering Pronunciation of a Foreign Language: For Independent Language Learners at Smashwords Free! Or look for it at your favorite retailers such as Barnes and Noble or Apple iBooks!

How to Improve Listening Comprehension With One Technique

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:49:07 -0500

As someone who mostly studies written language, I find achieving or maintaining listening comprehension skills difficult. I don't engage in conversation

FSI - A Long-Lost Favorite

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:45:24 -0500

One of the classic language learning methods is the old FSI courses, the Foreign Service language courses produced by the US government. Some companies

Duolingo Adds the Missing Link

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:09:13 -0400

There is a very big gap between studying a language and using it. This gap comes when you want to get away from canned phrases, strict scripts and trying

Learn Portuguese on your own!

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:05:48 -0400

What's the best way to learn Portuguese? Choose the best methods and resources to make your language learning experience fun, exciting and worthwhile.

Beware Wanderlust

Sun, 6 Jan 2013 12:45:15 -0500

I have been afflicted yet again with another bout of Wanderlust. If you are unfamiliar with this wretched condition, let me explain. It haunts those of

Learn Finnish!

Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:35:36 -0500

Start to learn Finnish today! Learn this interesting and exotic language of Scandinavia!

Learn Esperanto

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:28:43 -0500

Learn Esperanto and open up a whole new world of communication!

Give the Gift of Language for the Holidays!

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:59:58 -0500

For a unique gift, try giving someone an introductory language course. There are lots of products that are inexpensive, educational and fun. You can find books, cds, software products and more.

Language Learning For Older Folks

Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:08:40 -0500

I live in an area where there are a lot of older folks and retirees. In fact, it is the primary clientele at my job. Invariably I see that older people

Getting More Out of Tell Me More

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:16:36 -0400

Tell Me More is my favorite software language method. But that doesn't mean that it's perfect. I'm always looking for ways to get more out of language

The Fragility of Language Learners

Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:48:48 -0400

From time to time I am reminded of the fragility of the language learner. It's not noteworthy when I notice it in myself. Like many language learners,

Learn a Language in 10 Days ... Not Really

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:42:23 -0400

Learn a language in 10 days is an ad from a merchant that sells Pimsleur products. You can see this ad all over the place. It seems like they have taken

Where I Find the Most Time for Language Study

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:57:18 -0500

Probably the biggest problem people have when it comes to language learning is how to find the time to do it. The most common reason people give for not

Langup App for Tracking Your Language Learning Activities

Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:51:19 -0500

I have a number of apps for my iPhone devoted to language learning and I'm always looking for more. One that I just found is perfect for tracking your

A New Resource For Learning Scottish Gaelic

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:05:15 -0500

I get a surprising number of visitors looking to learn Scottish Gaelic. Unfortunately, there are really not a lot of resources to learn Gaelic. The problem

What is an SRS?

Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:39:20 -0400

An SRS is basically a system for reviewing flashcards in order to optimize the learning curve. SRS stands for 'spaced repetition system' and is an increasingly

Are You Working on Your Language Every Day?

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:03:05 -0400

Days off are killers when you're learning a language. You need to be doing something with the language you are studying every single day in order to maintain

Inspiration From The Polyglot Project

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:03:24 -0400

Every once in a while I like to see what other language learners in the world are doing. Sometimes what I see other people doing reassures me that I am

Learning a Language Intensively

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:20:43 -0400

Without a doubt, there is no more effective or efficient way to learn a language than to do it intensively. It is possible to learn a language in a surprisingly

Casual Language Learning

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:07:33 -0400

With the right mix of learning resources, with reasonable short and long term goals, it is possible to get a good foundation in a language by learning

How Long Does it Take to Learn a Language?

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:33:17 -0400

There are a lot of factors at work here, but I'll give you the answer. 400 Hours. How did I arrive at that number? Some time ago, I wrote an article on

Learn Punjabi

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:48:18 -0400

Start to learn Punjabi today! Combine online sources with published methods to get the best possible language learning experience.

Language Learning Advisor News

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:39:57 -0400

What's new on Language Learning Check out all the latest additions and updates.

Ever thought about Spanish?

Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:32:40 -0500

Years ago, learning Spanish in Asia was not a day to day kind of thing since it was not a very popular language where I was. I cannot remember how it all

Learning Conversation and Vocabulary

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 09:19:51 -0500

This is a great article contributed by a visitor about learning English conversation and vocabulary - but - the principles are so sound they can be applied to learning how to converse effectively in any language!

Using Your Phone for Learning Languages

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:05:01 -0400

Using your phone for learning laguages - Try some of these ideas to optimize those free moments and explode your language learning potential!

Learn Malay

Thu, 22 Jul 2010 09:30:27 -0400

Learn Malay, one of the easiest to learn languages of the world!

Don't Speak Spanish With Your English Mouth

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:12:17 -0400

With even a little effort, you can improve the sound of your Spanish by leaps and bounds!

Learn Bulgarian

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:15:09 -0400

Start to learn Bulgarian today! Find resources to learn this fascinating Balkan language!

Learn Hausa!

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:41:10 -0400

Start to learn Hausa today! Find resources to learn this fascinating and exotic language of Africa!

Learn Afrikaans

Mon, 7 Jun 2010 10:50:57 -0400

Start to learn Afrikaans today! Find resources to learn this fascinating language of southern Africa!

Language Resources

Thu, 20 May 2010 08:34:14 -0400

Language resources and links to further your adventures in learning a new language

Language Learning Vacation

Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:25:02 -0400

Embark on a language learning vacation to really broaden your horizons! Take full advantage of that vacation time in a foreign land and have the natives teach you the language!

A Medley of Rosetta Stone Rants

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 08:20:08 -0500

Here are a number of negative or just-plain-harsh reviews of Rosetta Stone that I have received in the past several months. These are

Learn Indonesian!

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:18:34 -0400

Learn Indonesian, one of the most widely spoken languages of the world!

French Aspirations

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 00:29:22 -0400

Let me start off by saying that the French language is truly beautiful, the language of fine cuisine, fashion and wonderful culture. It is without a

Learn Czech

Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:56:20 -0400

Start to learn Czech today! Find resources to learn this fascinating language of central Europe!

How to learn Japanese

Wed, 1 Jul 2009 07:20:32 -0400

I have been learning (and still am learning) Japanese for over 7 years, just for fun, in my own time. And I would like to share my experiences here.

Review of BYKI

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:57:14 -0400

Review of BYKI, or Before You Know It, the vocabulary flashcard software program for language learning by Transparent Language.

Language Learning Product Reviews

Sat, 20 Jun 2009 13:49:39 -0400

Language learning product reviews - methods, software, books, videos and other language resources

easy Language

Thu, 5 Feb 2009 08:10:43 -0500

DO NOT learn a Language for the wrong Reasons. DO NOT learn a language based on easy level. Think of it this way - How many people speak English in

Learn Hindi

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 12:15:29 -0500

Resources and product recommendations to learn Hindi.

Learn Hawaiian

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 23:29:46 -0500

Learn Hawaiian! Resources to learn the beautiful Hawaiian language!