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Language Learning is not just about practical advice and vocabulary and grammar. You have to have the right mindset to learn a language. This is a collection of our articles on the subject.

Learning a Language Or Productive Procrastination?

The last few articles have been rather nuts-and-bolts, so it’s time to take a step back and think about the philosophy of learning a language somewhat. The subject for today is on preparation versus action. Are you learning a language? It seems a simple question at the outset. You’ll probably all say, “yes.” I would […]

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Advanced Language Learning: From Good To Great.

Advanced Language Learning: How to go from good to great. Advanced Language Learning: When do I need this? There comes a point when your language learning materials don’t get you any better. There comes a point when regular, everyday conversation isn’t effective at increasing your knowledge. This is the jump from a B2 level up […]

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Asking Questions in a Foreign Language

We all need to ask questions. I am currently learning to ask questions in Mandarin. Regardless of what language you are learning, you will need to ask questions in your target language. Asking questions in a foreign language are a great thing to start with when you’re building simple sentences. After all, you can use […]

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Avoiding Stagnation in Language Learning

There are times when learning a language becomes more of a slog than a hobby. Inevitably, there are times when you’d rather sit and watch sport in front of your television. There are even times when we’d all rather tidy up and do the laundry than practice our language. But language learning isn’t all about […]

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Writing Sentences in a Foreign Language

I’ve just completed Day 12 of my learning Mandarin Chinese project. I felt that rather than talk about my method in just that post, I’d write this article to give a general overview of best practice when learning about writing sentences in a foreign language. Writing Sentences in a Foreign Language: 1. Keep it simple. […]

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