I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking for help with grammar. Most of those emails had questions about learning verb conjugations, so I thought it might be handy if I blogged a bit about that topic. I’m going to give you as many tools as I can here, so buckle in; this is going to […]
Today, I wanted to show you three new types of flashcards that I’ve been using lately to learn Spanish, along with a new flashcard model for Anki that will let you create these three new flashcards really quickly. I’ll start by showing you what the cards look like, and then I’ll show you how to make them […]
This is a review of Nulu.com, a paid subscription service for English-speaking Spanish students (or Spanish-speaking English students) who want a daily dose of easy-to-digest language input in the form of short articles. Overall, they do a really nice job.
This is some early bookstore research for a bunch of foreign language dictionary reviews. I went to two large bookstores (The enormous Half Price Books and the equally enormous Barnes & Noble in Dallas) and wrote down the names of pretty-much every dictionary they had in every language they carried, and also noted whether they […]
Video News: The last English Pronunciation and International Phonetic Alphabet video is done! Check it out here (or directly on YouTube). Future videos plans in the short term include: French/German/Italian Pronunciation. Medium term: Russian Pronunciation. Longer term: Who knows! Pronunciation Help: Once you’ve seen the vowel video, you can use these charts to compare your target language’s […]
Recently, a reader asked me whether I had heard of the Assimil method, and whether I’d recommend it or not. I had never really looked into them, and now that I’ve done a bit of research, I can comment a bit.