12 Signs You Aren’t Getting the Most Out of Your Language Studies Language Resources

You might not be productive in your language learning if… 1. You aren’t studying between language lessons. If you’re showing up to your lessons, great job. Still, if you’re not doing any study or independent work in-between, you are not being a good language student. It may seem like taking lessons is enough, but it isn’t. A teacher can help you work through your language...

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Black Friday Deals for Language Learners 2017 Language Resources

You’ve worked hard this last year at your language studies, and what better way to celebrate your progress than by rewarding yourself with an early holiday gift?  By investing in your studies, you’re also preparing yourself for the new year with new resources so that you have a place to start when all of the craziness of the holiday season is through. Or, you can...

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How the Serbian Alphabet Differs from the Russian Alphabet (And Croatian from English) Language Resources

Learning to read in your target language is a great way to improve your pronunciation. When this requires learning a new writing system, this can be a challenge. One might think that because Serbian and Russian both use Cyrillic, that their alphabets are the same. But this isn’t the case. Cyrillic is a script, not necessarily just an alphabet, so it’s used for a variety...

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Botanic Gardens Singapore Travel

One of the only three gardens honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site are the Botanic Gardens in Singapore. And their they only tropical garden with the title. Founded in 1859, the Botanic Gardens played an important role in the rubber trade boom as it served as a major research location. Spread over 82 hectares, the Botanic Gardens are home to more than 10,000 species...

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Energy Management in Language Learning Language Resources

When we talk about fitting language learning into our schedules, we most often talk about time management. And while it often seems like we’re low on time, it’s very rarely the case. Instead, we’re low on time when we have the energy to study language. Do you have the time or energy to learn a language? Let me sketch out a scenario for you. You...

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Speechling Review: Gain Confidence in Your Speaking & Pronunciation Language Resources

Pronunciation is often one of the biggest reasons we feel insecure or lack confidence in our ability to speak the languages that we’re learning. It’s also one of the hardest things to work on because there are few resources available to help you improve it. Even professional tutors aren’t often able to offer more than “listen and repeat”, so you have no choice but to...

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The Getty Museum, Los Angeles Travel

When I travel, I admit, I visit a lot of tourist attractions. Well, historical attractions. And while there’s so much more to places than these sites, they are attractions for a reason.  My mistake, in my opinion, is not that I go to these places. It’s that I often forget that I have a fair amount of them just outside my door. I don’t have to...

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30 Day Language Learning Challenge Language Resources

There are a ton of language challenges out there, so I thought it would be fun to get in on the game and start a 30 day language learning challenge. I recently started the Add1Challenge (well, fairly recently) and I thought that this could be a fun way to boost my Croatian and make sure that I’m doing it everyday. But I didn’t want to...

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