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Forgetting A Language

By Language Bug / January 15, 2015

As regular readers are aware, I’m currently undergoing a re-learning of French and Spanish. At this point in the language learning project, I’m very irritated with myself for not making more attempts to retain knowledge. In fact, when I spoke to my Mandarin speaking friend the other day, I realized that after only a couple […]

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3 Common Issues with Learning Spanish

By Language Bug / January 12, 2015

Back when I was doing my Mandarin Project, I recall having numerous days where I would wish I was back to studying an ‘easier’ language. The grass is always greener on the other side. Now, I’m back learning Spanish, I realize that whilst there are a lot of things which are incredibly easy when it […]

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How To Organise Your Language Learning Notes

By Language Bug / January 8, 2015

If you have been learning a language for a while, you will probably have wondered how to organise your language learning notes. If you don’t get it under control, this is one of those things that will escalate to uncontrollable levels pretty quickly. It’s also another unnecessary roadblock when it comes to language learning; un-organised […]

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Spanish Language IPA: Get Pronunciation Right!

By Language Bug / January 5, 2015

The Spanish Language IPA The Spanish Language IPA is something that you’ll need to learn if you really want to learn the Spanish language quickly and effectively. Learning the Spanish Language IPA will mean you can learn pronunciation from reading, and it’ll mean that your pronunciation is a million times better than it would have […]

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Using Wikipedia for Extensive Reading

By Language Bug / January 3, 2015

Wikipedia is a fantastic resource for the language learner. One of the great undiscovered benefits of it is that you can use Wikipedia for Extensive Reading. For many languages, you now have a practically unlimited set of reading materials on countless subjects. Best of all, using Wikipedia for extensive reading also means that you won’t […]

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Language Bug New Year’s Resolutions

By Language Bug / December 31, 2014

Language Bug New Year’s Resolutions I’ve been on an unexpected hiatus for the past few weeks. The details of which aren’t incredibly interesting, so I’ll leave it at that. The good news is though, that Language Bug has some amazing things planned for 2015. Language Learning New Year’s Resolutions I tend to think of New […]

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The IPA for French Language

By Language Bug / December 15, 2014

Welcome to the one-hundredth Language Bug article! As you may have noticed, it’s been a week since I last posted. Unfortunately, I had business in the real world. I had written some articles, but I’d set up the queue system in WordPress wrong. The extra posts will be on their way over the next week […]

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Basic Spanish Conversation Vocabulary

By Language Bug / December 8, 2014

Hello again. If you read Friday’s post, you’ll know I kicked off the French Language Learning Project. After a weekend of merriment and dubbed YouTube videos, it is progressing well. However, stalwart Language Bug regulars will know that French is only one half of the new language learning equation. We’re also doing a Spanish language […]

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What’s The Hardest Language to Learn? Weekly Edition

By Language Bug / December 7, 2014

“What’s the hardest language to learn?” is possibly the most redundant and irritating question that constantly permeates this side of the internet. Why is it irritating? Because the answer is obvious. Why is it redundant? Because you’re not going to learn a language solely because it’s difficult. If you have to learn a language, it […]

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Basic French Conversation Words

By Language Bug / December 5, 2014

French Conversation Words You Need To Know As you’ll know if you follow the blog, I don’t really work along the lines of “Speak From Day One” courses. You need to acclimatise to the language and accumulate some language before you start to regurgitate it. That might be memorised vocabulary or some simple grammar, but […]

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