The biggest mistake I make when learning languages

When thinking about languages to learn, I often ponder about what I wanted to achieve from the journey, and what I wanted to use the language for. Languages are designed to communicate -- verbally or in print and writing, relying on the utterances or graphemes transmitted by the sender or speaker, to be decoded by … Continue reading The biggest mistake I make when learning languages

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 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

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 — 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