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Language Learning with Video Games: How to Make Games an Effective Learning Tool Language Resources

When it comes to learning languages, the expression “all work and no play…” is true. Without any playtime, language learning can be dull. That’s not to say there isn’t value in doing the book work – there is a ton of value. It just means that it isn’t all you should do. Finding a way to engage with your language beyond hitting the books is important...

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Stop Planning to Learn a Language and Just Do It | Why To Do Lists are Counterproductive Language Resources

I’m always the first two write things down, make lists, plan projects out and wait to start until I feel I’m organized enough to get going. I often write down my goals because there’s something about the process that makes them more tangible and I use a variety of apps and systems to track what I’m doing when I’m doing it and how. Writing down...

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The Top 5 Tools I Use to Keep My Language Projects and Resources Organized Language Resources

When I first started studying languages on my own, I was constantly distracted by the next, new, shiny thing. I’d purchase a coursebook, start to work through it and then stumble across a web-based language learning tool. Immediately, my attention would shift and I’d dive into the new resource, abandoning the first.  Eventually, I’d reach the stage where the material grew challenging. I, of course,...

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Learning to Read Kanji as a Chinese Speaker Language Resources

When I decided to learn Japanese, I kept hearing and reading one complaint from other Japanese learners: “Ugh, Kanji are so hard to learn.” “Just wait until you get to Kanji.” After learning Chinese, I wondered why Kanji was such an obstacle for so many Japanese learners. Was it because it was yet another writing system on top of Hiragana and Katakana? Was it because Kanji...

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All Documented Language Learning Projects on Eurolinguiste Language Resources

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to complete a variety of language learning projects. I’ve documented many of these, but before now, they weren’t easy to locate of follow. Now, you can find all of my documented language learning projects in one place. Learning Mandarin Chinese to Pass the HSK 4 Exam Speak from Day 1 Speak from Day 2  My First Experiences Using...

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Doing More in Your Language Studies with Less | Another Look at Minimalist Language Learning Language Resources

This past year has been a year of simplifying. Of creating better processes for my studies and my work. And of decluttering my physical and mental spaces. It’s worked quite well for me, but there was one realm I avoided. The digital. Visualizing just how many physical objects you’re dealing with is easy. You can take all of your books off your shelves and pile...

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