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New Language Learning Project: Spanish and French

By Language Bug / November 26, 2014

I’ve been without a mission since completing the last language learning project. This month I’ve been busy with other endeavours. However, sometime during the Mandarin mission, I realised two things: 1. I found learning the Romance languages infinitely easier. 2. I was rubbish at remembering all I’d learned in the languages I already know. I […]


Should You Learn Grammar? Weekly Round Up

By Language Bug / November 24, 2014

We’re back for another edition of the Language bug weekly round up. Seeing as I wrote two articles in the last week on learning grammar, I thought I would do a themed edition of the round up this week and post some interesting links about whether you should learn grammar or not. I’ve tried to […]


Make Learning Grammar Fun

By Language Bug / November 19, 2014

Learning Grammar is not usually fun. Today we’re going to talk about how to Make learning Grammar fun in a couple of steps. This is something I personally use to make learning grammar fun, so it’s not some sort of “5 steps to lose 28lbs of fat by tomorrow” story or anything. It requires two […]


Why You Need To Learn Grammar

By Language Bug / November 17, 2014

A site I visit had a discussion about the best way to learn a language. Like a moth to a flame, I flew in. There were some great suggestions, outside of the usual “A tool is not a method” problem. However, one disturbing thing I noticed was a tendency for a lot of the participants […]


Language Learning Blog Round Up 4

By Language Bug / November 16, 2014

It’s been a while, but we’re making progress behind the scenes at Language bug. There’s a lot of stuff going on that we’re very excited about, but it’s a bit soon to tell. However, what we can say is that in the interim, we’ve been scouring the net for cool language learning blog links so […]


Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters Review

By Language Bug / November 13, 2014

As all regular readers of the Mandarin project know, I started by originally intending to learn just the Chinese characters as my writing system. Eventually, I stopped and learned a hybrid of simplified characters and traditional characters. Still, the resource I used to learn those characters was Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters¬†for the Beginner learner. This […]


Pimsleur Mandarin Review

By Language Bug / November 11, 2014

You have already heard of Pimsleur. In my Mandarin overview I told you how I used it. It’s a great resource. There are some drawbacks though. I hope this review will be a conclusive set of views on it. Pimsleur Mandarin: The Good Its great for showing you in practice what the Mandarin IPA is […]


New To Language Bug? Read This!

By Language Bug / November 5, 2014

It’s been a while since I wrote the “About Language Bug” page. In the last few weeks, viewing figures have increased massively. Whilst this is wonderful, I really started to look hard at the site. Now people are actually reading, I figured it was important that the site actually be a bit more presentable. Seeing […]


Mandarin Chinese Learning Project: Overview

By Language Bug / November 4, 2014

So I’ve come to the end of my intense concentration period on Mandarin. The following is an overview of all the tools I’ve used, my progress to date, what I am going to do next and all sorts of other wonderful insights from yours truly. My Progress with learning Mandarin Chinese I have been learning […]


English Language Tenses: An Overview

By Language Bug / November 3, 2014

As of Saturday, we at Language Bug finished the English Grammar series on English Language Tenses. It’ll be the last I write on English grammar for a while, but I figured that it’s best to have a summary page for future linking purposes. Without further pause, here is a list of articles on the English […]