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12 Surprising Benefits of Learning a New Language

You're reading 12 Surprising Benefits of Learning a New Language, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Language Learning

The Modern Guide to Language Learning

Greetings, dear friend! I do hope this letter finds you well. Last time we met, you expressed an interest in learning a language. I agree that this …

Language

10 Stages of Language Learning: How to Get Started and Keep Going

<b>Meet Our Guest Author</b> <i>I’m Alex Rawlings, I’m 21 years old and I study German and Russian at Oxford University. I’ve always loved learning languages,</i> …

Seven steps to vocabulary learning

You might expect that, after having been exposed to a word in ten, twenty, or maybe at the very most thirty, contexts, a learner will gradually piece …

Language Learning

Monday Morning Mentor: What are five tips for writing effective learning outcomes?

The Monday Morning Mentor program is a new feature in the Center for Faculty Development. In these sessions, participants will view a brief 20-minute …

College & University

The 12 Most Common Mistakes Language Learners Make and How to Fix Them | 5-Minute Language

This post is <b>not</b> about making language mistakes. It’s about mistakes relating to your <b>learning process</b> as you learn a foreign language.<p>Making mistakes …

Language Learning

How to Choose Which Words to Learn in a Foreign Language | 5-Minute Language

How to choose which words to learn in a foreign language<p>I recently started learning Japanese – a language I knew nothing about. ‘Where do I start?’, …

You Know How When You Learn a New Word, You See It Everywhere? Science Knows Why

Mystery = solved.<p>Have you ever learned a new word, one that you swear you've never heard before, only to find it popping up throughout your daily …

Here Are Six Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying

Straight from the experts.<p>Not everyone studies the same way- some people are happy cramming everything at the last minute, and some require pages …

Verbal Typos, Foreign Language Anxiety, and Why Native Speakers Don’t Notice Your Mistakes

We all struggle with foreign language anxiety. I speak three languages most days of my life here in Medellín, Colombia, and I still get nervous about …

Language Learning

How Language Complexity Invalidates a Formulaic Content Approach

Let me start by saying this:<p>Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.<p>Got it? You may have seen this beguiling sentence before, …

7 Ways to Develop Good Habits in Language Learning

<b>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle</b><p>We’ve all heard about the importance of good habits, right? …

How social media is changing language

From <i>unfriend</i> to <i>selfie</i>, social media is clearly having an impact on language. As someone who writes about social media I’m aware of not only how fast …

How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

5 Deadly Mistakes that All Language Learners Make

When learning a language, we often don’t know how to get started. This leads us to waste our energy, money, and most importantly, time.

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

The Secret to Developing a Regular Writing Habit: 500 Words Per Day

<i>By Jeff Goins</i><p>This is the year you swore you’d become a writer. But maybe you’ve already failed and are left wondering if you have what it takes. …

40 Brilliant B Words To Brighten Up Your Vocabulary

If you had to take a guess at the 10 least-used letters of the English alphabet, chances are you wouldn’t rank B down among the Zs, Qs, Xs, and Js. …

Language

Learning a Language by Reading Books: 5 Super Strategies

Wish you were fluent last week?<p>You’ve seriously got to slow your roll.<p><b>But, hey, I get it — most language learners want to hit fluency as fast as</b> …

9 Big Advantages of Learning a Foreign Language

We live in a hyper-connected, fast-paced world, and things aren’t changing anytime soon.<p><b>How can you keep your head above water?</b><p>You need to be …

Language Learning

How to sound like a native speaker in a foreign language | 5-Minute Language

How to sound like a native speaker?<p>If you prefer to watch a video about this topic, then here it is! Don’t forget to subscribe to the 5-Minute …

Language Learning

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

7 Common Language Learning Strategies That Don’t Work (And How to Fix Them)

Here’s a common scenario: you decide to learn a language and tell your all friends and family your plans.Then they tell you about the “best” way to …

Language Learning

Why the Heck Is Listening Such a Big Deal? 5 Reasons Why Language Learners Need to Listen Up

When a native speaker starts talking in your target language, does it sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher blabbing?<p>Blah, blah, blah.<p>Do you struggle to …

Easy ways to study foreign languages

Struggling to learn a foreign language? A lot of people are in the same boat. Whether you’re just starting to learn a new one or are brushing up for a semester abroad, use these tips to improve your language skills.<p><b>Find an organization:</b> Many schools have clubs and organizations that focus on …

Language

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

3 Simple Steps to Success

Think back to your last vacation and what made it possible. It started with dreaming about the places you might go, then selecting the destination, …

Motivation

I Learned to Speak Four Languages in a Few Years: Here's How

<i>Lifehacker reader Gabriel Wyner was tasked with learning four languages in the past few years for his career as an opera singer, and in the process</i> …