Icelandic is not as difficult as you think. Here’s why

Icelandic has often been touted as one of the most difficult languages, if not, the most difficult language to pick up. Some believe that it is impossible to learn Icelandic, and that being fluent in that language is a rather formidable achievement. Its early divergence from the other languages of Scandinavia, coupled with its preference … Continue reading Icelandic is not as difficult as you think. Here’s why

πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review β€” The Language Learning Challenges

If you have used social media as part of your language learning processes, or you are in language learning interest groups, you might have encountered various challenges that try to push you to speak or write in your target language. This includes the Lingua Franca Challenge, the 30-Day Record Yourself Challenge, and the 30 Day … Continue reading πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review β€” The Language Learning Challenges

πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — HiNative

So, you have started learning a language, setting out the goals of being able to converse with native speakers across some topics, or write short essays in that target language. You have your textbooks ready, perhaps coupled with flashcards and beginner texts, all set to start off on the rather subjective "right path". Textbook audio … Continue reading πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — HiNative

πŸ‘πŸ»Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review β€” Teach Yourself Enjoy Language Series

Teach Yourself has a diverse set of language courses for various learners of various proficiencies, from the Get Started series for absolute beginners to the Enjoy series for learners who want to perfect their various skills in their target language. Last year, we covered the main series of Teach Yourself language coursebooks, the Complete series, … Continue reading πŸ‘πŸ»Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review β€” Teach Yourself Enjoy Language Series

Saying It Like It Sounds — Onomatopoeia

Language is actually quite a neat little concept, how it can be simplified to the expression of ideas, concepts, experiences and memories by the utterance of sounds that make sense to people who speak the same tongue. Sociology, human interactions with other humans and the environment, and the time-attested evolution could all impact a language's … Continue reading Saying It Like It Sounds — Onomatopoeia

πŸ‘πŸ»Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review β€” Routledge’s Colloquial Series

Like Teach Yourself, Routledge is also another powerhouse of language coursebooks, primarily through the Colloquial Series of Multimedia Language Courses, containing courses for at least 40-50 languages. Audio is available through CDs, or through external downloads. Alongside these courses, Routledge also has several Grammar series, and courses focused on the grammar side of things compared … Continue reading πŸ‘πŸ»Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review β€” Routledge’s Colloquial Series

πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — The Short-lived Tinycards (2016 – 2020)

In 2016, Duolingo made a new application which functioned quite a bit like Memrise. Using aesthetics and assets similar or inspired by the main Duolingo project, the flashcard app, Tinycards, was unveiled. It tried to be like its cousin Memrise, using a similar flashcard method, but with their own user-created or Duolingo-style art attached to … Continue reading πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — The Short-lived Tinycards (2016 – 2020)

πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — Memrise

The next review is yet another giant in the language learning industry. Like Duolingo, there is a focus on so-called games to teach languages to users. Since its release in 2013 onto the mobile market, Memrise has garnered more than 20 million users, learners of various languages to various subjects. Using flashcards as the main … Continue reading πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — Memrise

πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — Teach Yourself Complete Series

In this review, we will take a look at the various publications in the language learning industry, particularly the self-instruction book giant Teach Yourself. From languages to quantum mechanics, Teach Yourself has an extremely wide spread of subjects, but this being a language learning site, we will be reviewing the Complete, Get Talking, Get Started, … Continue reading πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — Teach Yourself Complete Series

πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — Duolingo

"No, you are an apple" "I am a horse" Most people who use Duolingo in their language learning journeys probably have encountered sentences like this, and wondered, how does this even make sense, or how does this even help me? Duolingo is one of the most widely-used applications that aid in learning foreign languages, released … Continue reading πŸ‘πŸ» Method πŸ‘πŸ» Review — Duolingo