Language Learning: Quality or Quantity?

Language Learning: Quality or Quantity?

The other day I noticed a post come up in my Facebook feed which had been posted to a language group I’m in on Facebook. This post was incredibly insulting to a well-known language lover and polyglot. That’s all I’ll say on the details. Of course, it’s totally not ok to go around slamming people, […]

The Travelling Notebook: A #payitforward Gift

The Travelling Notebook: A #payitforward Gift

Receiving an unexpected package in the post is always a little exciting. Opening it and realising that it’s an unexpected gift even more so! That’s just what happened to me the day before I began my Czech mini-mission. An unassuming white padded envelope with my address hand written. Who could it be from? What is […]

Guest Post: Finding Your Language Learning Why

Guest Post: Finding Your Language Learning Why

The following is a guest post, written by Gareth Evans, the Marketing guy over at FlashSticks; the fast and effective way to improve your foreign language vocabulary, instantly. And if you want to find out more about FlashSticks, they’re always up for a natter on Twitter too. ____________ Overcoming foreign language stage fright and the […]

italki World Cup Language Challenge: Week 2 Goal

italki World Cup Language Challenge: Week 2 Goal

Week 2 of the italki World Cup Language Challenge is almost over! Time flies when you’re having fun, hey? 7 lessons in now and already, I’m feeling much more confident with my spoken Portuguese. I’ve had a great selection of teachers so far. Be sure to check them out if you’re interested in learning Portuguese! […]

Learning Multiple Languages Simultaneously

Learning Multiple Languages Simultaneously

There’s one question that I get asked a lot: How are you learning multiple languages simultaneously without your brain becoming a pile of jelly? There’s no magic formula or simple answer, but there are some things you can do to make it easier on yourself, and in this post, I’m going to share some of […]

italki World Cup Language Challenge: Week 1: Reading a Book on Camera

italki World Cup Language Challenge: Week 1: Reading a Book on Camera

So far, so good! I’m four lessons into my italki World Cup Language Challenge learning Portuguese and it’s going pretty darn well. I’ve had three lessons with Brazilian Portuguese speakers and one with a European Portuguese speaker and I’m really glad I’ve opted for the mix. Learning the two variations parallel is surprisingly fun and […]

Language Quest: Dutch: Month 2

Language Quest: Dutch: Month 2

Hey there! It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve updated you with my Dutch progress…and it has. A month in fact. I’ve been going for monthly updates though, so we’re on track! This month… …has been insane! German exams finishing, Top 100 Language Lovers voting still going on (for a few more days […]

Mundo Trundle is A-Go-Go!

Mundo Trundle is A-Go-Go!

After mentioning it in the update post last week, me and Ashley have been beavering away to get Mundo Trundle off the ground, and we’re very pleased to announce that Mundo Trundle is officially launching today! But what is Mundo Trundle? Mundo Trundle is a travel blog and vlog dedicated to budget travel for all. […]