Author: Zach

Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone Which is More Effective?

These two language learning programs are without a doubt, the most popular in North America. So how do you know which is the better option? Pimsleur or Rosetta Stone? Well, it totally depends. Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone is kind of a tricky subject. It’s hard to compare the two since they both teach in different ways. So it might be better to ask which one is more effective. Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone – The Basics Firstly, Pimsleur teaches you through listening and repeating. Basically how a child might learn a language. Rosetta Stone on the other hand, teaches through pictures, audio, and...

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8 Great Sites to Find Language Partners

As you very well know, you can’t learn a language to your fullest ability without actually practicing speaking with people in the language you’re learning. Here I’ve put together a list of my favorite sites to find language partners. Starting with my favorite at the top to the ones I don’t have much experience with. 1. italki My personal favorite on this list that is great for finding natives to Skype with. Kind of like set up like a social network. Search for natives then follow and send them a message to get started. Almost all people will be willing to...

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Is it Bad to Learn Two Languages At Once

I’ve asked myself this same question when I was learning both Esperanto and Spanish at the same time (and a little bit of Dutch). While I don’t have any scientific proof, I can talk about this topic from experience and what I’ve seen from polyglots in the community. Learn two languages at once? Think about this for a moment. Have you ever attempted to learn two things at once? For example, learning the piano and how to draw. It’s very easy to do. As long as you clearly separate the two time wise, you can learn both things. In...

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7 Basic Language Learning Tips You Need to Know

In the time I’ve spent studying languages, I’ve come to realize that there are several basic things you should be doing to maximize your language learning progress. They’re the most fundamental but yet some people miss out on knowing these. So without further ado, here are the 7 most basic language learning tips you need to know. 1. Study Every Single Day You need to be studying every day if possible. It doesn’t have to be for an large amount of time. Just try to get 20-30 minutes for the day. Studying every day will keep you consistent and...

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Why Learning Like a Child Doesnt Work

If children and babies are so good at learning a language, why not copy them right? If you’ve been in the language learning community for awhile, then you’re sure to have heard of the concept of learning like a child. It’s often promoted as the “natural” way of learning. The whole concept of it is flawed however and shouldn’t be taken seriously. I’m not going to lie though, I fell for it. When I was learning Japanese years ago, I tried this method. I sat there and listened, listened, and listened some more. I listened to everything and anything...

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