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October language learning recap

Here’s how it went with my language learning progress in October 2022. I spent most of my time (13.5 hours) learning Thai, and also a little bit of passive Arabic and Hungarian learning. So far so good!

I grew in confidence from 0 to 100 thanks to language learning

Language learning gave me confidence from 0 to 100 and this is how I did it. Starting out from a shy high school girl who could barely talk to someone to becoming a speaker at international language events and live TV…here’s how languages got me to where I am.

How to learn multiple languages at once – the best tips

How to learn more than one language at once? Here are some tips on how to learn many languages at the same time! There are a number of ways to go about it and the progress looks different however you do it, but it’s definitely possible. The important thing is to pace yourself and find what works best for your schedule.

Build better language habits

The ultimate guide to building a language learning habit

Let me share how successful language learners seem to learn so fast, get more done and appear smarter than struggling language learners. They set habits that are easy to stick to, and adjust their routines accordingly.

5 things to do for setting goals and habits, and sticking to them:
Habit stacking
Creating a schedule for the week
Using a language planner
Setting an anchor in your week
Adjusting your routine accordingly

Restarting Arabic and overcoming my fears

How I’m re-learning Arabic and getting over my fear of speaking to strangers even as a beginner. I took about 3 years of Arabic classes in middle school when I lived in Dubai. As such, we learned Gulf Arabic. It was exciting but I didn’t spend as much effort on it than I would now. After all, it was before language learning was even a hobby for me.

How to get started writing in a new language: 112 writing

Looking to get more out of your writing practice in a new language? Not sure what to write about? Get the writing prompts guide here.

Regardless of which level you are in the language you’re learning, this guide will be useful as it’s packed with 112 writing prompts and activities, writing tips, a 7-step guide to success, and resources that will help you get the most out of your writing.

Q2 language learning review

Summary of hours In Q2 2021 (the last 3 months), I started tracking the amount of hours I put into language learning. I wanted to

How to learn many languages

How to learn multiple languages at once

There are many methods you can use and the possibilities are endless! As for the following tips, you can do some or all of these techniques – ultimately it’s about finding the technique that works for you!

Audioclip review: best app for Korean listening practice

If you’re a Korean learner looking for good audio, you definitely need to download Audioclip. It’s an app by Naver full of podcasts, audiobooks, soft background sounds and music for studies, and much more (INCLUDING bedtime stories narrated by Gong Yoo?!). I can’t express how excited I am to have discovered this app.

Making time for languages in a busy day

Many people have the mindset that language learning goes something like: taking classes, doing homework, and practicing now and then when you can. It’s much more than that. It should transform your life and fill your days if you really want to improve. Solid results come from the shift to transforming your daily life to be completely in your target language. Immersion, that is. And I don’t mean traveling to another country!

Should you take a language test?

Language exams are useful if you’re looking for a very standard way to prove your level. This is generally when you’re applying for a job in another language. Companies or schools require a certification to see if you can communicate in the language. That being said, I don’t think it’s a true reflection of one’s level in a language.

How I study Korean vocab for TOPIK

I bought a book called “한국어 벵크 TOPIK 2 한권이면 OK” to prepare me for the test and it came with a smaller handbook for vocabulary, listing all the important words that appear in the textbook. Realising that I can read two pages on the bus on the way to work and two pages on my commute back, I committed to studying 4 pages of vocabulary each day.

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