Francis Acosta

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Speaking fluently for work and life… – Speaking Fluently

Humps in the road<p>Many people live and work in a foreign language environment daily for years and never learn much more than the very basic words in …

What’s your number?

Exit for tough questions<p>How many languages do you speak?<p>The question itself seems simple enough. I have lost count how many times I have been asked …

The little things…

We often hear that the little things in life are the things that bring us most joy. I can definitely confirm this for many of the life events I have …

Motivation

Many people have asked me how I stay motivated. In order to answer this question, I need to also define a few things. When people talk about …

An easy way to learn foreign languages

Listening and reading have made up the bread and butter of my language learning since I was 13. My highly effective language learning method has …

The 3 stages of language-learning evolution

There are two keys factors that influence language learning:<p><b>Time</b>• <b><br>Method</b><p>Acquiring a language takes <b>time</b> and <b>a</b> flexible learning <b>method</b>.<p>Flexibility at the …

Language Learning

Do you need to live abroad to learn a language? - Jana Fadness

<i>Jana and I met in Paris a few months ago. She is an American language lover who has a great blog and has created some fascinating YouTube videos</i> …

Forget it: the secret of remembering words

Words are without a doubt the basic elements, the “bricks” of a language. Learning new words represents a serious challenge for many language …

Is living in-country strictly necessary to learn a foreign language?

Since moving to Paris, meeting foreigners is a snap for me. I go to the SNAX bar (featured on the CANAL+ show). People meet up there to practice …

The 4 universal laws of learning - David Mansaray

When we struggle to improve our performance in a chosen field, it’s usually because we’ve disobeyed simple laws of learning. Knowing what these laws …

How I started learning Polish

A question I get asked often is “Why did you start language X”? To tell you the truth though, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. I …

How and why polyglots don't confuse languages

<b>MICHAL</b>: welcome to Poland, we are in Poznan and we have the pleasure and opportunity to speak with 3 great polyglots, can you introduce yourselves …

The Secrets to Developing Advanced Fluency in a Foreign Language

Many people are after “the” perfect method to learn a language, but I don’t think there’s any one perfect method. However, there are some <b>universal</b> …

The mimic method - Idahosa Ness

Have you ever heard your own voice in a recording and thought “Oh my God…that’s ME?!”<p>Don’t worry, this is a common reaction. Due to the fact that …

The laziness paradox - Sam Gendreau

Download or listen to the MP3 at the bottom of this post.<p>Bob and Jack were two lumberjacks, each given an area of about 10 acres of thick, old growth …

Just another WordPress site

Where is the other challenge this summer? OK, admit it! You may have seen my blog post about learning Indonesian this summer and thought, where’s the …

Learning more than one language at the same time

English<p>A question most people ask me on my Blog and YouTube channel is the following: “Is it possible to learn more than one language at the same …