Language learning for busy parents

So, you want to learn a language (or improve one that you already have a foundation in) but you have kids and wonder how on earth you’ll find the time.  I get it.  Having a family is a full time job on top of a full time job for many people. Where do hobbies fitContinue reading “Language learning for busy parents”

The benefits of having a language pen pal

Has it been a while since you sat down and wrote a letter to a friend on an actual piece of paper and sent it in the mail?  I always say that my generation (born in the ‘80s) is in an interesting position because we grew up without smartphones and regular internet communication (and socialContinue reading “The benefits of having a language pen pal”

My top 3 places for free writing correction in your target language

Hello, hello! So maybe you’ve seen me pushing you to write more in your target language on Instagram or you’ve signed up for my free 14 Days of Writing Program. Great! But now you’re probably thinking, “Wait a minute. This is great and all, but how am I supposed to know if it’s correct?” True!Continue reading “My top 3 places for free writing correction in your target language”

Why you should write (a little) in your target language every day

Hey there, language learner! I have a question for you. How often do you take a piece of paper and a pencil or pen and write notes (or journal) in the language you’re learning? Have you ever practiced your handwriting in another language? Taken time to learn how to handwrite new scripts (and learn strokeContinue reading “Why you should write (a little) in your target language every day”

Five reasons to set smaller goals in language learning

We’ve all been there–working through our Duolingo trees or course books and dreaming about the big goal of FLUENCY off in the distance. But what is fluency? Fluency for you might be knowing all the words (spoiler alert: you won’t ever know all the words), or speaking comfortably without hesitation or errors (another spoiler alert:Continue reading “Five reasons to set smaller goals in language learning”

Five reasons to stop neglecting your writing practice

Writing. It’s that part of your language practice that you’re always putting off. Maybe it’s hard for you in your native language, and it feels nearly impossible in English. You worry that what you write doesn’t sound natural. And who will check it to make sure it sounds good? It’s not like a conversation whereContinue reading “Five reasons to stop neglecting your writing practice”