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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