Why I Buy: Learning Language for Free vs. Paying

Hello Junkie, Shut up – sit down for a second. Yes, I’m sorry. I just want your full attention and focus. This isn’t an argument being thrown at you. Don’t worry. It’s something I’ve noticed from… reading other blogs reading language product reviews …and overall emails I get from random non-Junkie visitors It’s about learning language for free. Rather, I’m […]

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Listening To Learn Language: The Listen & Read Method

“Listening” is one great way to approach a language. Especially if you want to speak and understand a language. That’s what most learners want to do. But, ever notice how most beginners are awful at speaking & understanding a foreign language? Why? Because they focus mostly on reading. So, why listening? There was an interesting audio experiment done. It shows […]

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Understand Hebrew Conversation: Listen, Read, Repeat with Playlists

There’s a really good tactic to learning to speak and understand modern Hebrew conversation. And it consists of four things… Hearing real Hebrew conversation examples – audio or podcasts – first. Reading  the translation/transliteration after to understand what you’ve heard Re-listening now that you know the meaning. Creating a playlist of the these conversations ’til you master them. (I’ll cover […]

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50 Second Experiment Shows: Hear Japanese First So You Can Master It

So, there was an interesting audio experiment done. And this can seriously help you learn Japanese by “listening” first. Here’s the basic premise of this 50 second experiment. A person listens to a “garbled” audio message that they don’t understand. Then, they get it’s true meaning. And then, they begin to understand what that “garbled” message was. You’ll find out […]

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Beginner? Start With Your Elevator Pitch or Self-Introduction.

This really isn’t a language learning hack. It’s damn good advice. When you start learning a language, any language, one of the first few things you need to do is, not run out and buy yourself a book, but… “Prepare Your Elevator Pitch or Self Introduction” Why is this so important? Because who are you? What is that you want […]

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Can Adults Learn Language? Here’s Why Adults FAIL at Languages.

So, there’s this whole idea going around that kids learn language better than adults. You can read more about that here. But how about adults. Surely, with the experience they’ve had in this world… they can learn better, right? Nope! That’s what this article’s all about. Adults try and fail (and by fail i mean QUIT and never come back) […]

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Association: Learn Japanese Kanji with Stupid Examples and without Awful Pain of Memorizing

Kanji. The one word that causes headaches for Japanese learners. There’s too many. Kanji have different readings, translations and meanings depending on how they’re used. Kanji stroke orders. They require lots and lots of practice and memorization and are the source of much pain and despair. In short, learning kanji sucks. Is it possible to learn kanji without pain and […]

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