Posts from the 'Getting Organized' Category

Amelia on January 29 2012 0

How to Get the Most from Your Listening Material

When you’re learning a foreign language, improving your listening skills takes lots of listening. Even if listening material for your target language is plentiful, it’s easy to find yourself without enough good material if you don’t make the most of what you have. By listening to something just once or twice, working through any accompanying […]

Amelia on December 30 2010 2

Make and Keep your Language Learning New Year’s Resolutions

If your language learning New Year’s resolution involves signing up for a language course, you may not need to make a detailed learning plan and find ways to keep yourself motivated. If you’re studying on your own, though, doing this can make a huge difference in what you accomplish by the end of the year. […]

Amelia on October 15 2010 0

How to Stay Focused on the Essentials Without Getting Bored

When you’re eager to learn a language fast, it’s tempting to try to stuff as much information into your brain as possible in case you need it later. You might find yourself writing down more “useful words” each day than you can possibly absorb. You might start skimming over textbook explanations of grammer features just […]

Amelia on April 04 2010 1

Learning a Foreign Language Online: Cheap and Convenient or a Waste of Time?

One the one hand, there are so many free and easily accessible language learning resources on the Internet, it seems like it wouldn’t be too hard for a motivated learner to get everything they need online. On the other hand, classroom-based schools and local tutors promote the importance of face-to-face contact. Some would have you […]

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