Can Language Learning Apps Make You Fluent?

So you downloaded Duolingo and you're ready to start learning Spanish (or whatever language). You don't really have many other language learning resources, but you have high hopes for your new language learning buddy. So the question is, how far can Duolingo or other language apps take you? What should it be used for and [...]

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How To Stay Motivated To Keep Studying

How To Stay Motivated To Keep Studying

The struggle is alive and well. The struggle of finding the motivation to continue studying languages is an epidemic that plagues even the most diligent and proficient of language learners. Don't even lie. We have all foregone our language study in lieu of something more entertaining like watching re-runs of the Office or watching funny [...]

Five Key Tips for Learning a New Language (Not general)

Five Key Tips for Learning a New Language (Not general)

Real talk. I hate searching for language learning tips online. I've been learning languages for about a decade now and have therefore read a lot of articles and watched a lot of videos claiming to have helpful language learning tips and frankly very few of them do. Most of it is just generic information repeated [...]

Japanese Learning Textbooks and Resources You MUST Have (and lots of free stuff!!!)

Japanese Learning Textbooks and Resources You MUST Have (and lots of free stuff!!!)

I know that you guys don't want to hear my flapping and just wanna get to the goods! Before you scroll down, let me just quickly say that these materials are based on my own experiences buying and ditching textbooks and cds for like six years!! Everything I'm about to tell you is the best [...]