Category Archives for Mindset and Habits

The Power of Positive Language Habits

Have you ever set a New Year’s resolution to learn a foreign language? Have you ever sat down and studied a language on January 1st, full of hope for new and bright learning opportunities, only to drop everything after a few weeks? You started off so strong, so passionately, and then, much to your dismay, […]

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How to Learn a Language Abroad

Do you need to live in a foreign country to learn its language well? Most people think so. In fact, as soon as people find out I speak multiple languages, they automatically assume that I’ve lived in just as many countries. And that’s not true. Though I have lived in a couple of countries where […]

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How to Watch Movies to Improve Your Foreign Languages

Watching movies is a great way to improve your foreign languages Why? That’s simple. Movies are fun, emotional, dynamic, audiovisual, and use authentic language, in nearly any language you want to learn. You can start watching target language movies at any stage in your learning. However, I typically recommend using movies as learning materials at […]

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An Unexpected Opportunity: My First Book!

“To take advantage of unexpected opportunities, we must leave ourselves available” – S.Truett Cathy  My pursuit of languages has taken me on a number of journeys throughout the course of my life. The first journey, which began twenty-five years ago, was to learn how to learn languages, and how to weave them into the fabric […]

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