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Why Language Learning in the US is Broken

If you're going to do something, do it right. Unfortunately, language learning is rarely done right. In the United States, it's especially broken. Billions of dollars and millions of hours spent a year with very little to show for it. High school classes, free mobile...

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Shower Conversations: Fluency Tip

Shower Conversations Olá! ¡Hola! Bonjour! One of my favorite techniques to practice a foreign language is having “Shower Conversations.” I first heard about shower conversations from a Ted Talk I watched by Sid Efromovich when I was in college. It’s an easy concept....

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One Painful Trick To Build Your Language Learning Habit

Creating Habits by Leveraging the Concept of Loss Aversion So I’m thinking about habit tracking lately. Trying to figure out why it works. Let's make it real. Let's talk about the habit of practicing your new language. Specifically, doing your daily lesson in the...

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Tiny Habits for Language Learning

If I wanted to cross the threshold into fluency I needed to hack the habit-forming process.   Maintaining consistency with the habits and routines that I know are good for me is one of my biggest frustrations. I love self-improvement and have mountains of...

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3 Unique Immersion Hacks: Portuguese Fluency from Home

Learn Faster: Be Immersed in Portuguese from Home People love to say that the best way to learn a language is through immersion. While immersion is one component to fluency, you won't magically become fluent in Portuguese just by moving to Brazil. Combining...

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