Flashcard 411: Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Language Learning Flashcards

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When we were kids, nobody wanted to be the nerdy flashcard kid.

Now that we’re all grown up, being a nerd is where it’s at.

They used to call the studious kids “nerds,” just because they were using their big …

Can You Truly Learn a Language by Watching Movies and TV?


Think over this familiar scenario:

You finally put together a great and useful phrase which will enable you to get around in another country or communicate with a foreign colleague. Something along the lines of, “Excuse me, could you

How to Fail Epically at Self-teaching Any Language

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Have you heard the crazy idea that learning a language should be fun?

I’m writing this post because I’m greatly concerned.

This whole “fun learning” business is really an epidemic that’s catching like wildfire among language learners.

Learning is fun?…

How to Teach Yourself a Language: 5 Creative Strategies You Haven’t Tried Yet


Trying to learn a new language, but finding yourself in a rut?

Feeling stuck with that new foreign book you just bought?

All out of ideas for ways to expand your lingual palette?

Stress no more! We here at …

7 Benefits of Becoming a Badass Bilingual

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Armed and fabulous.

Bilingual people hold the big guns in this world.

Being fluent in a second language gives us a huge advantage when it comes to communication, travel, work, love and raw brain power.

There’s nothing that being …

10+ Ways to Language-learning Success by Setting Goals

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re learning a new language.

False cognates can trip you up, idioms can seem completely incomprehensible, and you may run across some words so weird you don’t believe they exist.

Instead of letting …

4 Simple Strategies to Read in a Foreign Language Like a Native

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Do you ever struggle to read in your target language and wish the words would just translate themselves?

I know I do.

But short of a magic wand (or a translation app), that’s not going to happen, and …

12 Wicked Fun Ways to Learn Any Language


Looking for minimum stress and maximum fun?

Too many “fun” ways to learn are just typical study tactics in disguise.

C’mon, flashcards are never going to hold a candle to video games.

It may sound strange, but you can’t …

9 Big Advantages of Learning a Foreign Language

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We live in a hyper-connected, fast-paced world, and things aren’t changing anytime soon.

How can you keep your head above water?

You need to be hyper-awesome to survive.

That means you’ll have to develop some special advantages to get …

Learning a Language by Reading Books: 5 Super Strategies

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Wish you were fluent last week?

You’ve seriously got to slow your roll.

But, hey, I get it — most language learners want to hit fluency as fast as possible.

Nobody likes floundering around in basic linguistics like a toddler.…