"How can I learn more words?". This is a question I get over and over from my students. There are many strategies to learn more vocabulary and I've discussed some already in other articles (such as this one or this one). However, I've never discussed the ONE strategy that helped me to learn a huge … Continue reading THIS helped me to improve my vocabulary (a lot!)
If you are familiar with The Language Rose (aka this website! :P), you know that every week I create free flashcards sets in Italian, Spanish and French to help learners like you to become fluent in these languages. One of the reasons why I create flashcards every week is that I believe that they are … Continue reading 3 cool ways to use your vocabulary flashcards
Have you ever found yourself in a language lesson thinking :”I've been doing this for a while now and I still can't understand a word!" Many language learners, especially at the beginning, fall into the trap of concentrating too much on the written rather than the spoken word. However, whether you're a beginner or an advanced … Continue reading Want to get past the language barrier? Do this!
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August is coming to an end soon and with September approaching, many people take the opportunity to get clear about what they'd like to accomplish by the end of the year. If learning Italian, Spanish, or French has been on your wish list for a while, this September is the right time to start … Continue reading Are you up for a challenge? (one that you can learn from!)
You've been wondering if you're wasting your time in your language course. You're thinking of ditching your language class and go to the country so that you can actually learn the language. Well...I'm here to tell you: STOP! Read on before making any decision! Many people think that learning a language, truly and completely, can … Continue reading Can you *truly* learn a language *only* in the country where it’s spoken?
Let's say you really want to practise your foreign language once you're abroad on holiday (or next time you visit that neighborhood that is so full of Spanish people). What can help you to make the most out of your experience? When I was studying French a few years ago in the beautiful Rouen, I … Continue reading How to practise your language skills (without being afraid of making mistakes)
Do you like more learning on your own or with others? Are you one of those learners who loves making color coded vocabulary lists? Do you actually know HOW you learn best a language? By knowing how you learn, you'll be able to use your strengths to acquire and retain language effectively, without wasting your … Continue reading How to learn languages easily – use your Learning Superpowers!