Author Archive | Yassir Sahnoun

After Spanish, These Are 6 of the Best Languages to Learn

Choosing a language to learn may not seem like a strategic move. After all, for many, Spanish is the obvious choice. But after you learn Spanish— Wait, hold on. After? Well, yes. Spanish covers a lot of the world. English …

Learn a Language in 10 Days Challenge: Two Approaches

Challenges are fun. There are a lot of people out there who enjoy doing language learning challenges. Doing things fast is also fun. And trying to accomplish the great mental feat of learning a language as fast as possible…

The Best in Parallel Text Books Online: 8 Refined Resources

Let’s say you’re in a place where you can’t read the local language. You can’t read any stickers, pamphlets, slogans or warning signs in that language. Only there are signs in both English and the primary spoken language, so you …

The Top 8 “What Language Should I Learn” Online Quizzes

“What language should I learn?” That’s a tough question. Should you learn French or Spanish? Tamazight or Swahili? Abkhaz or Sesotho? How can you ever decide? Enter the trusted adviser of millions, the beloved internet quiz. In …

Step Up! 4 Paths to the Ability to Learn Languages Quickly

It’s a fast-paced world out there. How many times have you seen someone waiting at the bus stop, constantly checking their watch, getting more and more frustrated with a delay of just two or three minutes? It’s no surprise, then, …

Language Learning On a Shoestring: The Cheap Fluency Guide

It’s hard to separate languages from money. All around the world, people are paying top dollar for access to language education. In most places, that means English classes—anything from English immersion preschool to business English refresher courses. In the English-speaking …

What’s Your Type? How to Type in Another Language

If you plan to do any writing in the language you’re learning, you’ll want to eventually be able to type its unique letters. Like with practicing any skill, the more you do it, the better you’ll get. …

Certified! Your Guide to Language Certificate Success

Picture it. A large, shining (yet tasteful) trophy. The plaque reads “World’s Best Language Learner.” And underneath? Your name. A language certificate is a lot like a sports trophy. You can have a wonderful time playing sports—or learning languages—without ever …

Find Your Path: A Leveled Guide to Learning Any Language

Hindsight is 20/20. Looking back, we’ll always see that it was at the beginning where we went wrong. It’s when we set out on a journey of some kind that we can benefit the most from preparing ourselves for what’s …

Dual Subtitles: How Language Learning Can Be Twice as Nice

Subtitles are the unsung heroes of language learning. But you’re not here to hear about plain old ordinary subtitles. You’re here to make use of an effective, if under-used language tool: dual language subtitles for authentic video content.…

Google Secrets: How to Learn a Language Using Google

On the journey to fluency, you might think of Google as a road. You use it to get to important places—like language courses or study materials. You might not realize that Google is a language learning destination itself. But …

9 Innovative Programs to Help You Learn a Language for Real

Learning a language with online programs gives you the opportunity to customize your process, goals and the time frame in which you accomplish those goals. In addition to being able to choose your own pace and learning style, studying languages …

How I Learned to Speak 5 Languages (and You Can, Too)

Do you want to learn how to speak five languages? As of this writing, I’m an expert in Berber, upper-advanced in Arabic, advanced in English and intermediate in French and German. If you’re an aspiring polyglot, I’ll show you the …

The Ultimate Guide to Private Language Lessons Online

Are you still watching entire seasons of “House of Cards” instead of studying? If yes, then you probably should start booking private language lessons. It’s the only way to have a disappointed face looking at you until …