1. The pure joy of the Sun
  2. Easeful days, dreamless night
  3. Memories of the good things you ate in your childhood
  4. Moonlight dances
  5. All the greens of spring
  6. Books of answers
  7. Commuter drinking cups
  8. Recovering a fumble
  9. Your favourite airport
  10. The smell of northern air
  11. What makes human beings uniquely human
  12. Loving touches
  13. A newly refinished gym floor
  14. The art in everyday life
  15. Buying summer sandals
  16. A fresh idea in a mind
  17. Cake
  18. Bright shining stars
  19. The buzz of a bee
  20. Writing down three things you are grateful for
  21. Papaya with lemon cream
  22. Aerial views
  23. Incurable enthusiasm
  24. Shop talk
  25. Olympic trampolining

I know how good I am at a language, so why should I pay for a test? And besides, those exercises are far from reality.

“Reasons” like these often come up when I suggest someone to take a test. So, is it really unnecessary to take a test? Well in my opinion no, but it depends on what you want to achieve. Generally speaking, committing to taking a test helps you to stay consistent. It is a goal that you aim for and therefore you have a reason to come back everyday. Also if you have taken an test it…

Reading can be a very frustration process. It takes time, isn’t as smooth as speaking or listening and you need to be very focused. When we read a text in a foreign language, it isn’t as effortless as it is with a text in your native language.

There are a few tips to bring more joy to reading. For example you should read something that you enjoy. Reading about something that you are interested in is extremely useful as it helps you to stay engaged with reading and gives you a reason to keep reading. This doesn’t mean that you…

Using podcast, movies etc. the right way!

Listening to a foreign language is the easiest task to do, out of all the other things you have to do, in order to learn a language. You simply get your earbuds, and start listening to anything. It doesn’t matter what specifically you are listening to, some prefer music, some podcasts, some audiobooks and so on. What matters is that you get a feel of the rhythm, melody and sound of the language. However listening isn’t as easy as it is in your native language. You will never reach the native understanding, but…

Speaking a different language can be a very stressful situation. Nervousness and anxiety can be a psychological barrier, which prevents us from speaking. The only way to break this barrier is to expose yourself to uncomfortable situation, where you are challenging your confidence. Only through this repeating process you get more confident in speaking a different language. For example there are three easy steps to follow.

get on a plane.

go to any destination where the language is spoken

Surround yourself only with people who speak this language.

Okay… maybe this is not that easy with all the responsibilities you…

Methods which fit the whole spectrum of learners

Back in school we were taught to learn vocabulary with a list. For some this might have been a great way to learn vocabulary, but for some it didn't work at all. Generally speaking there are three types of learners out there. The visual, the auditory and the kinaesthetic. Each and every type has it’s unique way of learning.

3 Types of learners

A visual learner (V) is more capable of recalling images, whether it is a digram, a video or a text. When it comes to meeting people those people don’t have a problem to…

Vocabulary is your new superpower when learning a new language. Here is why:

Well the first reason is obvious. Languages are made of words, therefore the more words you know the more you can talk about. Furthermore the way in which you express yourself has a strong correlation with the choices of words. Reading, writing, listening and speaking mainly rely on your vocabulary. If you are at the beginning of learning a new language knowing lots of words can help you tremendously. People often understand you without any grammar, that is why it is even more important when traveling that…

learning a new language and only thinking in terms of time is the wrong way about it

There is no right way to use your time when learning a new language. However there are some methods, which can help you to use your time more efficiently. The overall aim should be to not drop your life in order to learn a language, instead you should try to make it a part of your daily life. Also the amount of time which needs to be invested vary from person to person and from your skill level.

The Less is More Principle

Let’s say you have an…

Whether you are a newbie or a professional, these tips will help you to achieve your goals!

As we all know learning a new language is very difficult, at first it is a slow, frustrating process, but as you keep on going your skill level grows exponationally. To overcome the slow and fustrating part, I have gathered three simple tips so you can truly enjoy your time learning a new language.

Set Objectives

Most people set wrong objectives when they decide to learn a foreign language. Often they want to become fluent in a language. This always sounds like a great objective…

Learning a new language is very hard. It takes a long time, dedication and really never stops. So why should you even bother to learn a new language? Well there are several reasons why you should learn a new language.

First, learning a new language is a great exercise for your brain. It requires you to constantly learn new things and apply your new knowledge. Spending 5–10 a day learning about a language is like doing Sudoku, only that you can actually imply what you have learned in real life.

Second, it helps you to see the world through a…

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A young ambitious student, who is curious to learn.

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