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How to really learn 30 languages

Nobody ever taught me how to learn languages, so when I first started, it was slow. I didn’t know what I was doing. We’d only just had the Internet installed at home a few years beforehand, and I didn’t know anybody else who was doing it. Whenever I’d tell people I wanted to learn more languages, they’d ask the same …

Synonyms: your shortcut to fluency

There is a lot of debate about what we should understand as “fluency” when learning a new language. Can you measure it by the size of your vocabulary? Is it how well you know and use the grammar? Or is it just how confident you sound and feel when speaking your new language? These are all possible interpretations. I’ve always …

YouTube Video: +1 Japanese Challenge Week 1

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, I’m taking on the challenge of learning a brand new language: Japanese! I’m not doing this alone though, to make sure I stick to my goals and achieve as much as I can with the limited amount of time I have, I’ve joined the +1 Language Challenge, set up by …