This library is a place to find content related to language learning. The purpose of the articles and videos here is to help you with the how of learning a language. It’s a long, personal journey, and many have documented their favorite methods, ideas, and practices.
While there may not be a one-size-fits-all miracle study method, exposure to how others have approached the process can be instrumental in helping you form your own. Use this library for direction, clarification, reassurance, and motivation.
The articles in this category cover the broad topic of language learning. Explore this section to learn more about related terms and different theories about language acquisition.
What Is Fluency?
The Intermediate Plateau
Can I Learn Spanish Without Being in a Spanish-Speaking Country?
How to Create an Immersion Bubble
What Is Comprehensible Input and How Do I Use It?
Thinking in Your Target Language Vs. Translating
Tips for Overcoming Anxiety
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
How to Break Out of The Silent Phase
TEDx Talk on the Fear of Speaking a New Language
How to Get Native Speakers to Talk to You in Spanish
How Much Grammar Do I Need to Study?
Why We Struggle Learning Languages
What Is Holistic Language Learning?
How to Not Forget a Foreign Language
How to Move From Intermediate to Advanced in a Foreign Language
Two Tips from 25 Experts
Advanced Language Learners: How to Keep Making Progress
3 Language Learning Tips for Experts
How to Improve Your Advanced Language Skills
The Point of Diminishing Returns When Learning a Language
This is arguably the most crucial aspect of a language learning journey. It takes some serious time to develop language skills, and staying motivated along the way can be a difficult task. In this section, you’ll find out how others tackle this element of language learning and hopefully pick up some tips that you can implement yourself.
How Do I Stay Motivated?
How Quickly Can I Expect to Improve?
Having Fun With Language Learning
10 Kick-Ass Tips to Learn Any Language From Scratch
How Do I Deal With Burnout?
Learning a Language in a Trance
Am I a Failure if I Don’t Stick to Language Goals?
A Moment of Language Learning Motivation for Anyone Who Needs It
What to Do If Your Language Skills Suck
Do I Need Talent to Learn a Language?
There are plenty of methods for improving language skills, and the best way to practice speaking probably won’t be an effective strategy for developing stronger reading or writing skills. The content in this section deals with different approaches to learning specific language skills.
Improving Spanish skills
Listening vs. Reading: How to Balance Them When Learning a Language
A Tip for Reading a Novel in Your Target Language
How to Read in a Foreign Language… Even as a Complete Beginner!
Intensive vs. Extensive Reading for Language Learning
What is Extensive Reading?
When to Start Speaking a Foreign Language?
How can I get over my fear of speaking?
10 Great Ways to Practice Speaking in Your New Language
10 Amazing Ways to Improve Your Listening Comprehension
How can I improve my pronunciation?
How to Roll Your Rs
Do You Need a “perfect” Accent?
How to Sound Like a Native Speaker
The Soft Skills in Language Learning That Nobody Talks About
10 Golden Rules for Great Pronunciation in Any Language
Why You Should Learn Slang
Methods for Learning Slang
The Role of Writing in Language Learning
Check out the links in this category to get insight into what effective study looks like — the techniques and methodologies that others use.
What Is SRS?
Is Anki Useless?
Anki, Flashcards, Language Learning Habits
How Often Should I Study?
Tips for a Productive Study Routine
Language Learning Morning Routine
How to Find Time to Study When You’re Busy
How Long Should You Study Each Day?
Advanced Language Learning Activities That Often Surprise People
Ways to Track Progress
Filling Out New Tracking Sheets Rob MacPherson
Lindsay Does Language Tracking
How to Measure Progress in Language Learning
What Words Should I Study?
How Many Words Do You Need to Speak a Language?
Winza101 Notebook Example
Sunshine & Stationery Notebook Example
5-Minute Language Notebook Example
How to Find the Right Teacher
How to Spot a Great Language Tutor
How to Learn With Subtitles
How to Make the Most of Language Exchanges
How to Learn Languages With Video Games
Music and Language Learning – 7 Benefits
Learning a Language Through Movies