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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.

How to choose a language to learn

It’s always exciting learning a new language, but choosing one feels like a huge level of commitment… as much as you have the motivation to

Improve your Korean in 6 unique ways

You may have just finished your Korean textbook or passed your first Korean class. Now you feel accomplished but not sure where to go next. You might be bridging the gap from beginner to intermediate, or making your way from intermediate to advanced. Wherever you are in your journey, there are a few things you can incorporate into your day to improve your Korean fast.

How to have a successful language exchange

Here are some great tips to having a successful language exchange. The first thing you need to do is to communicate your expectations. Some people are only at events to make friends and I’ve experienced many who just keep talking in English even though we have multiple languages in common…

See you at Polyglot Conference 2019!

Hello, friends! I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at this year’s Polyglot Conference in Fukuoka, Japan. The conference runs from 18 to

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