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2 Crucial Mistakes Beginner  Japanese Learners Make and How to Avoid them

2 Crucial Mistakes Beginner Japanese Learners Make and How to Avoid them

Japanese is not like any other language you might have studied before. Many people struggle even to reach a level where they can hold a very basic conversation after having studied it for three or four years.   Obviously, it’s not their fault.   My name is Luca Toma, and I’m the founder of JapaneseCoaching....
The Compact Guide To Fluency For Struggling Language Learners

The Compact Guide To Fluency For Struggling Language Learners

Face it. You’re a language learner, not a perfectionist. And yet, isn’t fluency all about getting it right? You care about being perceived as intelligent and personable. Just as you are in your mother tongue. And you’re smart enough to know that if you want to be taken seriously, you’ve got to come across as...
#AskLucaAnything Episode 3 - Starting to Speak, Absorbing Culture and My Daily Routine

#AskLucaAnything Episode 3 – Starting to Speak, Absorbing Culture and My Daily Routine

1. When learning a language, when do you try to start speaking with people? As you know, there are people who believe that speaking from day one is the best way to start learning and speaking a language. On the other hand, others advocate that one needs to read and listen to the language a...
#AskLucaAnything Episode 2 – Similar Languages, Counting and Pronunciation (PT,DE,IT)

#AskLucaAnything Episode 2 – Similar Languages, Counting and Pronunciation (PT,DE,IT)

“How do you keep similar languages apart (i.e Spanish/Portuguese Italian/French, Dutch/German)?” (PT) Elliot Van Cayzeele It is a very interesting question. I believe that at the beginning, when you know a language and you start learning a similar one, a certain degree of overlapping is inevitable. That happened to me when I started learning Dutch...
#AskLucaAnything Episode 1 -  Talent, Finding Motivation and Maintaining Languages (ES,EN,FR)

#AskLucaAnything Episode 1 – Talent, Finding Motivation and Maintaining Languages (ES,EN,FR)

>> Click here to share for a chance to win my language learning Masterclass<< 1. “Do you think you were born with the ability to be a polyglot or you become a polyglot with time?” Monse Palafox Everybody is different, and we were all born in a different family, in a given country, and evolve...
Why Scandinavians speak exceptional English

Why Scandinavians speak exceptional English

Download Swedish Transcription of the Video When I started learning Swedish in 2003 I became aware of the fact that Scandinavians speak English extremely well. It was challenging to speak Swedish because swedes often switched to English to enable smoother conversations. From this point on I became interested in understanding exactly why Scandinavians speak English...
7 Things this Italian Hates about Italy

7 Things this Italian Hates about Italy

I love Italy. My country is beautiful. Italy is well known for its history, art, architecture, food, weather, beautiful landscapes, fashion, and the warm nature of its people: (I recommend visiting Italy at least once in your life if you haven’t already). The Tuscan hills. The Colosseum. The fresh smell of fragrant bread coming from...
How to Reach Native-Like Fluency In a Foreign Language

How to Reach Native-Like Fluency In a Foreign Language

Speaking a foreign language like a native speaker is the dream for many language learners. Unfortunately, not many learners have been able to achieve this goal. We know it’s possible to reach such a level of fluency because there are learners out there who have. The two questions I’ll explore in today’s article are the...
3 Reasons Why You're Still an Intermediate Level Language Learner

3 Reasons Why You’re Still an Intermediate Level Language Learner

Note from Luca: Sam is currently one of the TOP 3 finalists in an international Korean speaking contest hosted by Korea’s largest broadcasting company, KBS. Watch him put some his advice to use in his entry video, and be sure to vote to give him a chance to fly to Korea this September! Click here...
The Secret to Developing an Awesome Accent

The Secret to Developing an Awesome Accent

Olly runs I Will Teach You A Language, a website that gives you practical tips and strategies for learning foreign languages. Olly speaks 7 foreign languages and publishes regular articles and videos on language learning from different locations around the world. Connect with him on Twitter,Facebookand Google Plus. “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it...
10 things you need to know about living in Barcelona

10 things you need to know about living in Barcelona

Barcelona is the city that changed my life when I moved there in 2007.   After living there for six months, I only went back in 2014, not knowing how I would feel.  Nostalgic, at times sad, I felt alive more than anything.  “If you are depressed, you are living in the Past. If you...
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Podcast - 05 - de todo un poco

Podcast – 05 – de todo un poco

This is the fifth episode of the mini-series in Spanish. If you want to receive ALL the episodes of the mini-series in English, please subscribe to the mailing list. Many other things are coming your way! Aquí está el quinto podcast, espero que os guste. De todo un poco Transcripción del podcast (el audio está...
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