Our tips for using Anki by actual polyglots who’ve used it to get to nine languages (and counting).
No matter how you try to learn words in a foreign language, there are always some words that get “stuck”. You just can’t memorise them. If you use flashcards, you have to keep marking them as a fail. If you’re speaking to someone, you keep struggling to remember the right word, leading to an awkward…
Lingvist is a fun app that teaches you sentences by getting you to put in the missing word. However, we wouldn’t recommend it for serious language study.
Heard flashcard are the bee’s knees but are freaked out by Anki? This’ll make getting started a breeze.
How to be a great online language teacher. Tips for teachers from students.
Everything we’ve learned from learning eight languages. Updated after our 2019 Egyptian Arabic challenge.
Find out some common language-learning mistakes to avoid falling into, from people who’ve fallen into (and climbed out of) dozens before.
We like learning languages with books, not apps. (Except Anki)
This post contains affiliate links. If you’ve followed along, we’ve been enjoying using iTalki for our tutoring needs. So far we’ve used it for Korean, French and Egyptian Arabic. Along the way we’ve learned a thing or two about how to get the most out of it. The Friend, The School Teacher and The Professional We…
Our guide to learning languages faster — 80-20 style, by focusing on the most common words.