Author Archive | Yassir Sahnoun

Shadowing Magic: An Amazing Language Learning Technique 


We’ve heard that if you talk to a man in his language, it goes to his heart.

But what if he can’t understand a word you’re saying?

It’s easy to ignore pronunciation in language learning, especially when

3 Amazing Stories of Language Learners Who Changed the World


Some people say that it takes some secret talent to learn languages.

But would they say that about someone who can sing, play an instrument and keep rhythm?

Using a language is really just a skill like any other, and …

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


Learning to type?

Unless someone printed this article out and posted it to you by, I don’t know, carrier pigeon, you probably already know how to type.

But what about in your target language?

Well, if you plan to do

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


Give me a foreign language video and subtitles to match and I will learn that language. – Archimedes, probably

Subtitles are the unsung heroes of language learning.

But you’re not here to hear about plain old ordinary subtitles.

Because as

Understand What You Hear! How to Listen in Another Language



Quiet your mind and listen to your surroundings for a second.

What do you hear?

Are you on a crowded airplane or in a public place? Have you got any music playing? Is someone talking nearby?

Your …

The Savvy Learner’s Faves: Smart Foreign Language Courses


Deciding to learn a language is a breath of fresh air.

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of starting out on a language adventure, whether you’re learning a brand-new language or returning to one you studied previously.

You’re …

Google Secrets: How to Learn a Language Using Google

google language learning

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 …