Psychology

What Is Culture Shock, And How Can You Avoid It?

What Is Culture Shock, And How Can You Avoid It?

Living abroad is an exciting experience: It’s filled with new food, new people, new customs and it can completely transform your life. But did you know that alongside these positives, there can be a negative side to all this newness?
You’re Using Rhetoric, Whether You Know It Or Not

You’re Using Rhetoric, Whether You Know It Or Not

All communication is a subtle form of persuasion. Here’s why understanding rhetoric can make you a better speaker, listener and language-learner.
The Best Way To Learn, According To Your Tendency

The Best Way To Learn, According To Your Tendency

Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies describes learning patterns for four different types of people. Here’s some advice for working with (and not against) your natural disposition.
How To Get Past Your Language Learning Plateau

How To Get Past Your Language Learning Plateau

Does it seem like you’re making no progress in learning a language? You’re definitely not alone.