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All my language learning tips, experiences and stories!

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Lindie Botes

Getting over the fear of language lessons – 4 useful tips

It’s OK to be nervous! Hello friends! We are all living the COVID life, and a lot of us want to learn languages but at a safe distance. A really good way to do that is by finding a tutor online! But sometimes, we feel really nervous and don’t know

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How to learn many languages
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Lindie Botes

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!

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Tracking my language progress
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Lindie Botes

Language goals: 2020 Q1 progress check

At the end of 2019, I set some (pretty lofty) language learning goals for myself. I documented them in a pinned tweet on Twitter so I can keep myself accountable. It’s been a tough year so far (understatement), but it’s good to check in with myself as we’re almost a quarter of

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Lindie Botes

Re-evaluate your language learning methods

Is there a wrong or right way to learn a language? Someone asked me this question on Tumblr today and it got me thinking. This is what they said: My answer is yes. There are definitely methods that are not helpful in your language learning journey, and a lot of

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Lindie Botes

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!

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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 learn a new language, you just can’t bring yourself to choose one to start with! It makes sense: language learning is personal. Your life, choices,

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When you don’t feel motivated to learn a language

You’re probably here because you’re looking for motivation to continue studying a language. Maybe you’re burnt out or maybe the original passion you had for the language has died out. Whatever your reason, read on to find some tips on what to do when you really don’t feel up for

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Lindie Botes

Overcoming fear in language practice

You might be the most extroverted person on the planet, but as soon as you start learning and speaking a new language, something in you changes and you feel a bit more shy. You’re nervous you’ll make a mistake in front of a native speaker. What if they laugh at

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