Skype For Language Learning – Why You Need Less Of It

World Domination Summit

Do you really want to immerse yourself in a foreign language but travelling and being ‘location-independent’ isn’t a viable option for you? Most people aren’t really able to travel around on a whim to learn languages due to work and family commitments. Just about anybody who lives in a foreign language context is bound to pick up… [Read More]

How Important Is Reading For Learning To Speak a Language? Not Very. Here’s Why…

Reading and Foreign Language Learning

This post assumes something about you. You’re learning (or would like to learn) to speak a foreign language. If you’re learning a foreign language because you’re interested in foreign literature or just want to read then it isn’t quite as applicable. Likewise if you’re taking a course that requires you to focus on literacy skills then… [Read More]

The Fail-Safe Way To Learn Foreign Language Vocabulary

Learning Foreign Vocabulary

Recently I started another course of university study in teaching/education (sucker for punishment!) which has been a great chance to delve deeper into memory and cognition. It’s one thing we covered in Applied Linguistics and I find the whole subject of memory to be such a fascinating thing – especially as a language learner since so much… [Read More]

25 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow

Jana Fadness

UPDATE: The original list here has been updated, revised and expanded (again) for 2015. If you’re after a high quality resource for the language you’re learning then have a listen to this. It’s one of the most comprehensive and detailed natural dialogue courses I’ve used (see my review here). *** I thought I’d put together a short… [Read More]