You've decided you really want to learn a language. However, you're feeling already pretty overwhelmed even before starting. And the reason is: you don't actually know where to start! What topics should you start with? What grammar do you need to learn first? Which resources should you use? Should you go abroad or just learn … Continue reading How to start learning a language (step by step!)
I'm curious: How many times have you run out of topics to talk about with your language exchange partner? Wait...you don't a language exchange partner at all, do you? If you have not found a language exchange partner yet, you must find them ASAP! Like, yesterday! Here's why: if you want to learn a language, … Continue reading How to find a language exchange partner that lets you speak and doesn’t suck!
January is almost over. This is the time when most people start to forget about those wonderful New Year resolutions that they promised to honour at the beginning of the year. If you've landed here, it is very likely that one of your New Year's resolution was to learn a language...but now you've fallen behind! … Continue reading How to be consistent when learning a language
Grammar can actually be interesting, easy and creative. Grammar allows you to manipulate the language, to create with it and make it your own. Grammar is the most creative part of a language and understanding it can become an incredibly pleasurable and rewarding experience too.
This is my way of saying to you, "Happy new year": When I was a kid (kinda an older kid!), I used to watch an Italian TV programme for children called Melevisione (you could translate it literally as Applevision = apple + television. It was a television that used to eat apples rather than electricity in … Continue reading Vorrei…
Christmas is one of those celebrations that bring family and friends nearer and gives us an opportunity to express our love. Knowing how to say "Merry Christmas" in another language will help you engage the Christmas season with your foreign friends, that's why I've created a set of flashcards with the most useful words and … Continue reading How to wish Merry Christmas in any language
The Italian Christmas, aka il Natale, is the archetype of a typical Italian celebration. It involves two main things: family & loads of food. Online there are many articles and resources that explain in details what Christmas in Italy is like, but in this article I'd rather explore the quirky side of the Italian Christmas, … Continue reading The Italian Christmas: A (survival) guide
What you need to do in order to become a fluent speaker of any language. And it's not a secret!
If you're anything like me, music plays an important role in your daily routine. Well, it can play an important role in your language learning routine too. Songs are a brilliant way to learn the language you love and develop your listening, reading and comprehension skills. Using music and songs to learn a language … Continue reading Learn a language through songs!
If you could have a fiver for every time you said, "I'll learn *insert the language name here*" and then ended up not having enough time for it, you'd be a millionaire by now. The good news is that you're not alone. So many language learners have been in your exact same situation. Including myself! … Continue reading How to learn a language if you don’t have time!