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How Procrastination Will Destroy Your Language Studies & Tips for Overcoming It Language Resources

I used to procrastinate. And okay, yes, if I’m completely honest, sometimes I still do. But I’m trying to kick the habit. In the past, I’d put things off because I always figured I’d get to them later. But then, I missed out on an important experience, thinking I’d get to do it the next time around. As you can guess, that didn’t happen and...

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How to Stop Translating in Your Head: Or Why I Think You Shouldn’t Language Resources

You finally work up the courage to have a conversation in your target language. The other person starts speaking and your wheels are spinning. “Vous parlez français… C’est… Comment avez-vous… Est-ce que vous m’avez compris ?” The words come to you in fragments because you’re translating as much of what they’re saying to you back into your native language to sort out what it all...

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Assessing Your Language Skills to Build a Better Learning Plan Using Those Assessments Language Resources

I keep a language learning journal. Okay, yeah… It’s not really a journal. It’s just a notebook where I keep notes, questions, and interesting facts about the language I’m learning. But by the nature of the process that goes into creating it, it seems like so much more than just a notebook where I keep my notes. It’s very personal, very journal-y (-ish?). Taking notes...

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Language Laddering // My Update on Learning Russian, Croatian and Japanese Language Resources

You learned a language. Congrats! That’s huge. Take a moment and applaud all of your hard work. Now, let’s talk about why you’re really here. That one language wasn’t enough, was it? You feel the call of yet another, but you’re worried about language interference, or mixing. You don’t want to ruin all of that work you just invested into learning the first language by...

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Language Events Around the World Language Resources

Learning a new language can be lonely. And while the Internet connects us with other language learners across the globe, sometimes it’s just nice to get out and meet other people who share your passion. This year, I’m attending my FIRST language event and I am just over the moon excited. I can’t wait to finally meet all of you face to face. So in...

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100+ Ways to Make Language Learning a Part of Your Day Language Resources

With new apps and online communities sprouting up everyday, there are an endless number of resources to choose from to learn almost any language. You can also connect more easily than ever with native speakers around the world. It’s often easier to feel overwhelmed by the different resources out there than it is to struggle to find them. Even so, if you’re looking for a...

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