Personal Connections: The Easiest Way to Learn a New Language


Do you ever feel lost and alone?

If so, that’s okay—we all feel like that sometimes. Humans are social creatures, and we have a built-in need for human connection.

When we try to learn a new language, that feeling …

How to Learn a Language with Friends (Even if You Haven't Met Them Yet!)


Being around friends is the best.

They support you when you’re down.

They laugh at your jokes even if they aren’t funny.

They’ll even tell you you’re totally justified in being angry that unicorn-themed food just isn’t magical enough.

But …

Is There a Best Time of Day to Learn a Language? How to Plan Your Studying


Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Do you jump out of bed bright and alert, or do you get moving after the sun is way up and all the coffee has kicked in?

Everyone works, thinks and …

Off the Beaten Path: Explore These 6 Unique Sources for Language Videos


The common path to learning a language is well worn.

You study. You practice. You study again. You practice again.

If you’re a more intrepid language learner, sometimes you feel like doing something new and exciting—something off the beaten …

Language Learning Gamification: Why It Works, How to Use It and 5 Games to Play


“Quit playing that game and do your homework!” your mother would always say.

But what if I told you that you really don’t need to turn your games off?

What if I told you that you can actually play more

4 Trusted Tips for Overcoming Foreign Language Anxiety


Love. Life. Fear.

What’s up with four-letter English words having so much gravity?

That last one in particular throws us for a loop, making the other two more complicated than need be.

But fear has a purpose. Though it limits …

Let’s Get Mythical! 5 Myths About Language Learning—Debunked!


Myths about language learning abound.

Actually, I wouldn’t call them “myths.” I’d call them “excuses.”

For every excuse about why you can’t learn a language that’s circulating, there are countless language learners who bust right through them and actually learn

Improve Your Accent: 5 Tips for Sounding Native in Any Foreign Language


Don’t listen to the naysayers, the haters and the skeptics.

Forget the Debbie Downers and Negative Nancys.

You can sound exactly like a native speaker.

It’s possible for a language learner to be mistaken for a native.

All it …

Learning a Language as an Adult? There’s No Reason to Be Scared!


Do you still have a monster living under your bed?

When we become adults, most of us leave behind the irrational fears and superstitions we had as children.

That usually includes saying goodbye to the imaginary monster under the bed.…

App Happy! The 6 Best iPhone Apps for Language Study


Drum roll, please.

The moment has arrived.

The stage is set.

The nominees wait eagerly in the wings, ready for download.

It’s time to give the best iPhone language learning apps their moment in the spotlight.

There are many popular