Languageholic is a website and resource dedicated to providing the knowledge and tools to help you learn a language better, and more efficiently. It started in 2013 and has slowly become a great resource for many language learners.
If you’re wondering who I am and why I’m writing a website on language — let me introduce myself. My name is Zach and I have kind of been a nut about languages since I was little.
I first started around the age of 12 when I began learning Japanese. I studied it off and on for quite a while but never learned to really speak or form sentences. I did manage to learn the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets plus a small amount of Kanji. I remember waking up everyday so excited to begin learning. I spent most of my day either listening to Japanese music or television. If I wasn’t doing that, then I was studying. Sadly though, my interest slowly died as I felt I wasn’t making much progress as I didn’t know how to properly learn a language.
Eventually in my late teens, I started to get back into languages. This time I tackled something that I already had some small knowledge of thanks to school and friends. That ended up being Spanish. I went to YouTube and looked up how to learn languages and found many polyglots making videos on the subject. I figured it would be best to learn from them. I came across Moses McCormick, Benny Lewis and Steve Kaufmann’s videos and the rest was pretty much history. Seeing their videos gave me the motivation and restored the passion I felt so long ago for learning a language.