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Amelia on December 12 2012 4

The Cat-Lover’s Guide to Learning a Foreign Language

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” — Hippolyte Taine, French historian Cats may not use words, but they know a thing or two about exploring and learning–things some of us humans would do well to imitate. And fortunately, the most useful stuff doesn’t involve eating kibble […]

Amelia on October 13 2012 0

Not Mixing Languages is Easy? Hm…

I’ve recently written on this topic, but I have a good excuse to do it again–and some new thoughts to add. I just got a newsletter email with language learning advice that was…interesting. It offered tips on learning multiple languages “without mixing them up.” The advice wasn’t bad in theory, but it wasn’t exactly practical. […]

Amelia on August 05 2012 0

Are You Trapped in a Language Bubble?

If you’re not already fluent in English and you’re reading this, then congratulations–you’re not stuck! But if you’re already fluent, well, you might just be stuck. How often do you take the time to use your target language outside actual lessons? Daily? Now and then? Never? (Hint: the correct answer is “daily.” ) My English […]

Amelia on April 14 2012 0

10 Ways to Get Started Learning a Foreign Language Today

You hear it all the time: “I’d like to learn Greek some day” or “I’ve always wanted to learn Japanese” or any other similarly phrased wistful comment on language learning. Some people keep saying something like this for years. If they’d invested as much time in learning as they had in dreaming, they’d at least […]

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