Language Learning Techniques

Mimic Method Review: a game changer for pronunciation?

This review was updated August, 2020. The Mimic Method offers language courses which aim to help your pronunciation in one of the following nine languages: Spanish, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, English, Chinese, Italian and Japanese. When I first reviewed the Mimic Method in August, 2018, I went through the Elemental Sounds courses for each of …

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How did a 4-year old girl learn 7 languages?

In this article, I’m going to interview Yulia, the mother of Bella, a 4-year old girl who speaks 7 languages. How many years did Bella speak? How old was Bella when she first spoke a foreign language? In your opinion, what prompted Bella to speak different languages ​​at such a young age? Bella began to …

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How The Rise Of Social Media Is A Boon For Language Learners

Many teachers feel that social media is a barrier to their students’ learning. However, the ease of use and accessibility mean that it’s actually an excellent tool for learning. It’s all down to just how you use it in your studies. Here’s how you can use social media to teach and learn another language. Everyone …

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Как 4-летняя девочка изучила 7 языков?

В этой статье я беру интервью у Юлии, матери Беллы, которая в возрасте 4 лет говорила на 7 языках. Во сколько лет Белла заговорила? Сколько лет было Белле, когда она заговорила на иностранном языке? По-вашему мнению, что именно подтолкнуло Беллу говорить на разных языках в таком юном возрасте? Белла начала разговаривать предложениями ровно в 2 …

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How to learn better pronunciation in 7 steps!

As an avid language learner and superpolyglot, I find pronunciation to be my weakest point. In particular, hearing the various sounds that differ from those found in my native language, English, had proven elusive for me when I first started learning new languages. My first foreign language was French. In the beginning, I was tormented …

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Do you really have to learn Grammar for Fluency in a Language?

Studying grammar has never been a favorite task of mine when it comes to language learning. Hundreds of hours spent in an Irish classroom having grammar rules drilled into me (with little tangible results) completely killed my enthusiasm for this part of language learning. Yet studying a new language’s grammar to an encyclopedic level is traditionally viewed …

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How to Approach using Filler Words in Foreign Languages

‘Fillers’ exist in all the languages that I’ve learnt and serve a very specific purpose: to indicate to other people in a conversation that you have not finished what you are saying. ‘Fillers’ are tricky to get right in your native language never mind in a foreign one as they can be perceived in a …

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