Yes or No subtitles?

One of the best ways to practice in the new language is by watching movies with subtitles. It is true that a movie can offer us, in a simple way, the opportunity to absorb the sounds and the pace characterizing a language, hear words and phrases that we have learned in books, now being used […]

Memorizing Vocabulary: The Impossible Task

3 Tips to Conquer the World of Words Trouble memorizing vocabulary while learning a foreign language? Yes, you have finally learned the whole alphabet of a new language. Yes, you have managed to pronounce clearly and spell your very first words correctly in the other language. Yes, you can proudly ask another person what their […]

Lost in Translation?

How can I find the exact translation of what I am trying to say in the foreign language? The question which opens the great gates of the dark infinite abyss swallowing all who are unable to find the answer. Exact and immediate translation of words, and then phrases, and then sentences and then whole paragraphs, […]

Will I ever sound like a native speaker?

Will I ever sound like an English, an American or any other native speaker of the English language? All of us have admired people who speak a foreign language so well that we are certain that there is absolutely no way that English is not their mother tongue or that they have at least lived […]

How long will it take me to learn a new language?

  The 3 most popular myths that answer your question regarding how long learning will take! “It takes years to learn a new language” Maybe the most common answer we ever hear after asking this question. To make matters worse, no matter how many years that person means with this phrase, the other person always […]

8 Ways to improve our memory

Are there ways to improve our memory? How many times have we just entered our office but we can’t remember why we went there in the first place? How many times do we see a person who we have known for years, yet stare at him when he talks to you about the last time […]

How can we learn a new language fast?

“How fast can I learn a new language?” “I have been studying French for years, but I cannot utter a single word when the time comes…” “I study vocabulary every day but when I try to write a composition I can never remember the word I want to use…” “I know someone who got a […]

5 Ways to improve our concentration when learning a new language!

How can we improve our concentration when our mobile never stops ringing, or even worse beeping! And then there is this old friend, whom we haven’t seen for ages just texting us! Our unread emails are about 291 and the dog from the next balcony hasn’t stopped barking all day! Our books and note-books are […]

5 Steps to start speaking a foreign language

How many times have you ever wished you could just magically start speaking a foreign language? Extra-sharpened pencils, rubber at hand, colorful highlighters, brand new paper-scented note-books and our foreign language student’s and grammar books are on their way.. and here we go! We hesitantly write our first words, which later become complete phrases and […]

5 myths when learning a new language

There are some widely held myths when it comes to start learning a new language that discourage most learners from making the first step towards this goal. After thinking about it again and again, discussing it with our friends, we have finally decided to fearlessly embark on this new adventure. We have found a teacher, […]