Hiring a Language Tutor: Is It Worth It?

 What could be better than a language exchange? Not much, in my opinion. Except for one thing: Language tutoring. You see, language exchanges are great, but they’re imperfect. Their loose, informal nature makes it a challenge to keep each session focused, relevant, and impactful to the learning of each individual.  Language tutoring, on the other hand, has none of […]

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The 5 Language Learning Apps That Every Learner Needs

Language learning apps are the easiest and fastest way to inject more language learning into your life. They’re cheap (or free), take up no extra space in your bag or pocketbook, and they’re filled with loads of useful features that help you learn. The problem, however, is that there are just so many language learning apps to […]

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How to Sound Like a Native Speaker (Krashen’s Filter)

Here’s the truth: anyone can learn a foreign language, even to native-like fluency. As a language coach who has spent many years around all varieties of language learners, I know many people who can speak at highly advanced levels. It’s relatively common, even. What’s uncommon, however, is to find learners who are so good that they sound […]

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Why Language Learning is a Game (And How to Break the Rules)

What makes some people successful at language learning, and others not? What separates the on-again, off-again dabbler from the most consistent, practiced polyglot? There are many factors, but I believe one of the most meaningful differences between consistent and inconsistent language learners is how each plays the game. What game? The game of language learning! There’s a field of mathematics […]

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