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Should I Have Marathon Learning Sessions?

Are marathon learning sessions, or cramming sessions, bad? Common wisdom dictates that you should do a little bit of learning every day, which is not bad advice. It also tends to say that you should avoid marathon learning sessions, and that doing an hours’ worth of work a day is better than doing several marathon […]

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Introvert vs Extrovert Language Learning

Introvert vs Extrovert Language Learning is the third part in our series about the strengths and weaknesses for both personality types in learning. For a full set of tips on each type, go to Language Learning for Introverts or Language Learning for Extroverts. The following article is a comparison. We’ve stated that a great way […]

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Language Learning for Extroverts

Language Learning For Extroverts is the second in a series we’re creating. The first installment was Language Learning For Introverts. In this second part, we’re going to deal with the opposite side of the coin, and cover issues with language learning for extroverts. What is Extroversion? Being an extrovert is simply a state where you […]

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Language Learning for Introverts

Language Learning For Introverts Some introverts claim it is difficult to go out and speak to foreigners. Even though it’s never been easier to find native speakers, it’s understandable that some people, introverts especially, are daunted by the challenge. So we’ve put together a list of tips that’ll help: What is Introversion? Being an introvert […]

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Teach Yourself or Colloquial

What are Teach Yourself and Colloquial courses? Teach Yourself and Colloquial are both study-at-home courses consisting of books and accompanying audio CD’s. We’ve written about both before individually, so read our articles for Teach Yourself and Colloquial for a more in depth introduction. Pros of Teach Yourself? It gives a solid grounding in basic sentences and […]

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Assimil Language Learning Series Review

Assimil is the ‘off-the-beaten-track’ version of the Teach Yourself series. It’s suggested as an alternative every so often. What is Assimil? Assimil is a French company, formed in 1929. Originally, the courses were for French speakers, looking to learn English. To this day, there aren’t as many courses with an English base as other series. That […]

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