3 Polyglot Pros on How to Learn a Language in 6 Months


Go ahead. Mark your calendar.

Six months from today.

The day you’ll have learned a new language.

Don’t believe me?

The idea of learning a new language can definitely be overwhelming. So many words! Such unusual grammar! Maybe even a …

Embark on Your Foreign Language Acquisition Journey: 5 Useful Tips


Learning a foreign language is like learning how to drive.

And no, it’s not because it involves a parent or driving instructor yelling at you because they fear for their lives—although that can also sometimes happen when you’re learning a …

Learn from the Best! 8 Resources to Learn a Language from Native Speakers


Let’s have a talk.

In your native language, that’s probably not too intimidating.

But if we asked you to have a talk in your target language, your heart might start to race a little.

That’s because communicating in your target …

6 Practical Tips for Language Learning Success


Ever stood at the chasm between language learning and fluency?

Even for experienced language learners, it can seem like there are miles and miles to leap over before reaching actual, real-deal conversation with native speakers.

We are here to …

The Dreaded Language Learning Plateau: How to Rise Above It


You’ve already come so far with your language learning.

In theory, having learned even some of a language is pretty great.

The view from the intermediate level should be beautiful.

But it’s hard to enjoy the view when you’ve hit …

10 Untranslatable Words You Should Add to Your Vocabulary Arsenal


Sometimes you just don’t have the right word.

You can stammer and gesticulate, but without the right word, you’ll be like a fish out of whatever-it-is-that-fish-live-in.

And the unfortunate thing is that sometimes the word you’re looking for simply doesn’t …

8 Super Convenient Resources for Foreign Language E-books


If you’ve ever struggled in your language studies, then you’ve got something in common with Thomas Jefferson.

The third president of the U.S. managed to learn four languages, but he kept books in several more—and ultimately had trouble achieving …

Good Language Learners Demystified: A Look at the Qualities That Make Them Successful


The year was 1975. One simple question launched dozens of studies: What makes a good language learner?

That’s right, scientists Joan Rubin and David Stern sought the answer to this question long before you got fed up with trying to

7 Game Apps Designed for Addictive Language Learning


Want to create your own world using nothing but 3D blocks? There’s a game for that.

Want to help a plumber rescue a princess? There’s a game for that.

Want to smash cute candies into smithereens? Yeah, there’s a really …

How to Turn Your Passive Vocabulary into Active Vocabulary


“I am lost for words.”

How often do you catch yourself thinking this?

What a new significance this expression takes on when thinking of the foreign language you’re learning!

Of course, there’s tons of research and discussion about how to …