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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...
How to Read in a Foreign Language

How to Read in a Foreign Language

Reading has been extremely important on my journey with languages. It’s no coincidence the languages I speak the best are also the languages in which I’ve read the most. I see language learning as a holistic process, meaning a combination of factors have to come together for success, so I want to highlight that reading...
Forget it: the secret of remembering words

Forget it: the secret of remembering words

   
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How should we learn grammar?

How should we learn grammar?

Do we even need to formally learn it? There are many opinions within the language learning community on the part of teachers and learners regarding grammar. Some people believe that a grammar-based approach is key to efficiently learning a language. They claim that a thorough grammar study is necessary for understanding the structure of the...
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Imparare piu lingue allo stesso tempo

Imparare piu lingue allo stesso tempo

Una delle domande più ricorrenti che mi viene rivolta sul mio blog e sul mio canale YouTube è la seguente: “è possibile imparare più lingue allo stesso tempo e come?” E’ un argomento interessante e quindi volevo cercare di spiegarvi qual è stato il mio approccio in questi anni e come intendo affrontare le mie...
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Learning more than one language at the same time

Learning more than one language at the same time

English   A question most people ask me on my Blog and YouTube channel is the following: “Is it possible to learn more than one language at the same time, and if so, how should I go about doing it?”  Well, the answer is yes, it is possible to learn more than one language at...
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Tips on how to learn - Chinese tones

Tips on how to learn – Chinese tones

Did it ever occur to you to see a person on YouTube or face-to-face who speaks Chinese surprisingly well? The first reaction you will probably feel is one of admiration and surprise. Admiration then gives way to doubt: how did they reach such an incredible level in the language? Until a few years ago, Mandarin...
Tips on learning - Chinese characters

Tips on learning – Chinese characters

Since it is a language that does not have a strict phonetic alphabet, Chinese scares many students due to its particularly challenging writing system. Chinese characters (汉字hanzi or “Han characters”) are more properly known as logograms, where each symbol represents a morpheme (or a meaningful language unit), and are mainly used to write Chinese, and...
The 3 stages of language-learning evolution

The 3 stages of language-learning evolution

There are two keys factors that influence language learning: Time Method Acquiring a language takes time and a flexible learning method. Flexibility at the various stages of your language acquisition is essential to developing a solid “linguistic core”. My method enables your brain to acquire effectively the language in a progressive manner over time. Language...
An easy way to learn foreign languages

An easy way to learn foreign languages

Listening and reading have made up the bread and butter of my language learning since I was 13.  My highly effective language learning method has developed from that. The method is simple.  I study every day (1 – 2 hours max).  Shortcuts sound sexy and give you a short-term buzz, but the effects fade away quickly.  My method...