Learning Advice

How To Reignite Your Passion For Learning A Language

How To Reignite Your Passion For Learning A Language

We have some tips for translating your burning-hot desire to learn into a more sustainable relationship with your target language.
Quiz: What Should You Reward Yourself With After Your Language-Learning Milestone?

Quiz: What Should You Reward Yourself With After Your Language-Learning Milestone?

One of the most important parts of learning anything is rewarding yourself for a job well done.
Ask Babs: I Have A Crush On Someone, But He Doesn’t Speak My Language. How Do I Do This?

Ask Babs: I Have A Crush On Someone, But He Doesn’t Speak My Language. How Do I Do This?

This month: Cupid attempts to shatter the language barrier. Also, how to avoid pronouncing “years” like “anuses” in Italian.
How To Figure Out Grammatical Gender In A New Language

How To Figure Out Grammatical Gender In A New Language

When your mother tongue is English, grammatical gender can be one of the toughest challenges in a new language.
5 Tips To Help You Memorize Vocab When Learning A Language

5 Tips To Help You Memorize Vocab When Learning A Language

Committing new words to memory can be a challenge, but we’ve got some helpful methods for you to try.
Here’s The Best Way To Avoid Miscommunication

Here’s The Best Way To Avoid Miscommunication

In this Q&A with communication educator Katherine Hampsten, we arrive at some essential advice for understanding others in the digital age.
Ask Babs: How Do I Convince My English-Only Relatives That Language Learning Is Good For Them?

Ask Babs: How Do I Convince My English-Only Relatives That Language Learning Is Good For Them?

This month: how to dismantle the provincial-archy. Also, a German learner accidentally introduces his love interest as his girlfriend. Can he walk it back smoothly?
How To Memorize Vocab In A New Language

How To Memorize Vocab In A New Language

Learning vocabulary is a necessary part of studying a new language, but what’s the best way to do it?
6 Questions With Fitness Queen Jillian Michaels: Transcript

6 Questions With Fitness Queen Jillian Michaels: Transcript

As part of our ‘6 Questions With’ series, we spoke to personal trainer, wellness entrepreneur and ‘Biggest Loser’ star Jillian Michaels about what it really means to discover your motivation. Here’s the full interview.
6 Questions With Fitness Queen Jillian Michaels

6 Questions With Fitness Queen Jillian Michaels

We spoke to personal trainer, wellness entrepreneur and ‘Biggest Loser’ star Jillian Michaels about what it really means to discover your motivation.
6 Questions With Master Conversationalist Celeste Headlee: Transcript

6 Questions With Master Conversationalist Celeste Headlee: Transcript

As part of our “6 Questions With” series, we spoke with national radio host Celeste Headlee about the art of conversing, why English speakers are some of the worst communicators, and how learning a new language can be one of the best ways to practice listening. Here’s the full interview.
6 Questions With Master Conversationalist Celeste Headlee

6 Questions With Master Conversationalist Celeste Headlee

We spoke with national radio host Celeste Headlee about the art of conversing, why English speakers are some of the worst communicators, and how learning a new language can be one of the best ways to practice listening.
6 Questions With Emoji Scholar Marcel Danesi: Transcript

6 Questions With Emoji Scholar Marcel Danesi: Transcript

As part of our “6 Questions With” series, we spoke with semiotics expert Marcel Danesi about the symbolic nature of language, the significance of the human kiss, the rise of the emoji and why love is the best motivator for learning languages. Here’s the full interview.
6 Questions With Emoji Scholar Marcel Danesi

6 Questions With Emoji Scholar Marcel Danesi

We spoke with semiotics expert Marcel Danesi about the significance of the human kiss, the rise of the emoji and why love is the best motivator for learning languages.