How to Never Forget the Gender of a Noun (And Also Blow Things Up)

Do you have trouble remembering certain word categories in your target language? This memory trick is quick, simple, fun and will imprint what you’re trying to remember into your mind so well, you’ll never forget it.

How Learning a Language is Like Climbing a Mountain

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir My wife and I love to be in the mountains. Recently on a hike on Mt. Rainier I thought to myself “Self: You know, learning a language is really a lot like climbing a mountain.” In what ways? No Two MountainsContinue reading “How Learning a Language is Like Climbing a Mountain”

A Day in the Life of a Polyglot

This week I decided to go with an easy subject for me to describe: a typical day for me as it relates to language study. In later posts, I’ll go into more detail about each method I use, how to make it work, and why it works. But for now I’ll give you a generalContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Polyglot”

An Accidental Polyglot

pol·y·glot (/ˈpälēˌɡlät/) Noun: a person who knows and is able to use several languages. Ex: “Slovenians, being surrounded by many countries, are mostly polyglots” ac·ci·dent (/ˈaksədənt/) Noun: a whoopsie-daisy, oops As Groucho Marx said, “I was born at a very early age.” But maybe that’s going back too far. I am a polyglot. At the timeContinue reading “An Accidental Polyglot”