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Reflexive Verbs in Spanish – A Beginner’s Guide

The concept of reflexive verbs in Spanish can be difficult for many beginners to understand. But, believe it or not, reflexive verbs really aren’t too difficult to get your head…

Rocket Japanese Review – All New Features Explained (2021)

This Rocket Japanese review provides an in-depth analysis of the course content, the quality of the language learning materials and a range of other pertinent information you may want to…

Elayaa Spanish Review – Spanish Courses For All Levels

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Claudio, founder of the online Spanish course provider, Elayaa.com. In this Elayaa review, you’ll find out all about the course options and…

Top 16 Easy-to-read Spanish Books for Spanish Learners

Reading is an important part of improving your Spanish skills. In this post, we've compiled a list of the best books for Spanish learners, so that you can get started…

The Ultimate French Pronunciation Guide: How to Sound Like a Native

Speaking properly is a vital aspect of learning any language, but this is especially true for French. In this French pronunciation guide, weโ€™ll take you through the most common mistakes…

Casa Spanish Review – Unlimited Online Spanish Classes

Recently, we had the pleasure of testing Casa Spanish, an online platform which provides authentic Spanish language immersion through face to face lessons with tutors. We’ve just finished trialing various…

20 Best Podcasts in Spanish: Improve Your Listening Skills

Non-English shows are becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States and other predominantly English-speaking countries. Spanish is now the second most spoken language in the U.S and it continues to…

10 Great Movies in German: Learn German Through Video

If you are looking for movies in German to help you learn the language, you've come to the right place. We have put together a list of 10 excellent German…

The 12 Best German Learning Apps For Learners Of All Levels

We’ve compiled a list of the 12 best apps for learning German, taking into account the key features of each app and assessing how conducive these are to effective language…

Why Learn French? 6 Reasons to Learn the Language of Love

Learning French is not only beneficial for your career, but it also provides enriching life experiences and opens valuable new doors. If you’re considering learning French but aren’t sure how…

15 Ways to Learn French Faster Online

Learning a new language can be difficult, especially when your goal is to master the language quickly. People often think that learning a language means memorizing hundreds of words and…

Yabla Review – Immersive Learning Through Video

Recently, we had the pleasure of testing Yabla, a language learning platform which provides authentic language immersion through video. We've just finished trialing various features within the platform and we…

Skeebdo Review – A New App to Learn English

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Balint Farago, co-founder of a new language learning app called Skeebdo. Skeebdo is an app created specifically for learners of English, incorporating…

Argentine Spanish – How Different is it Really?

The vast majority of languages have evolved to comprise numerous accents and dialects. Given its sheer volume of speakers around the world, (some 580 million people), there are few languages…

French Accent Marks – Your Complete Guide

If you’re studying French, you’ll know that the language has several different accent forms. These are known as ‘diacritics’ and, unfortunately for English learners, they are not optional in the…

Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone – Which is Best?

Believe it or not, the hardest part of learning a new language is not memorizing vocabulary, learning new grammar or developing new forms of pronunciation. In fact, it’s finding the…

How Long Does It Take To Learn French?

No matter your age, line of work or country of residence, there’s no doubt that learning to speak French can enhance the quality of your personal and professional life tremendously.…

Baselang Review – A Look at the Real World Program

A summary of the Baselang Real World Program If you've been waiting for the push you need to finally take your Spanish to a conversational level, you may well have…

Catalan vs Spanish – The Main Similarities & Differences

Barcelona is known for its beautiful coastline, unique architecture and sensational food. Most people know all that, but few people are aware that the language spoken most commonly in this…

Irregular Preterite Verbs in Spanish – A Complete Guide

The preterite tense in Spanish is one of the more difficult past tenses to master, even with regular verbs. Today, we take you through the list of irregular verbs in…

The Spanish Imperfect Tense: An Introduction

In order to be able to speak Spanish without making grammatical errors, it is important to know how and when to use relevant tenses. If you don't understand which tenses…

Imperfect vs Preterite Tense – Which To Use & When

One of the hardest aspects of Spanish grammar is understanding not only the difference between the imperfect vs preterite tense, but also when to use each of these tenses depending…

Learn Spanish: Top 100 Free Online Spanish Courses

Understanding which resource to use when learning Spanish really depends on the type of learner you are. A common misconception is that any course or resource will be suitable for…

How Long Does It Take To Learn Korean?

Learning any language can be difficult and time-consuming, and this is the same when learning how to speak and understand Korean. So, how long does it take to learn Korean?…

Hiragana vs Katakana – All You Need to Know

Hiragana and Katakana are key features of the Japanese writing system. So, if youโ€™re learning to write Japanese script, you need to understand these concepts well. While the symbols might…

Duolingo Review – Is That Green Owl Really As Great As They Say?

Designed to make the language learning process not just easily accessible but enjoyable and a source of fun, Duolingo was unveiled to the public in 2012 and has skyrocketed to…

Cantonese vs Mandarin – Key Differences & Similarities

Understanding the key differences between Cantonese and Mandarin really is pretty straightforward, but it requires some knowledge of China's linguistic framework. A common misconception is that Cantonese and Mandarin are…

The 5 Best Programs To Learn Spanish

When you first start out on your Spanish-learning journey, youโ€™ll be faced with hundreds of online courses, apps, podcasts, and a plethora of other resources to choose from. But, since…

Korean vs Japanese – How to Distinguish the Two

In this language post, we go undergo the challenge of assessing Korean vs Japanese. Given their geographical closeness, you may assume that Japanese and Korean are very similar languages. Moreover,…

SER or ESTAR? All You Need to Know

โ€œTo be, or not to be, that is the questionโ€ (Hamlet) Is probably one of William Shakespeareโ€™s most widely known quotations. Turns out, the same question is posed in Spanish,…

The 8 Best Tools For Learning Spanish For Free

Learning Spanish requires commitment, hard work and consistency. If you donโ€™t understand what to cover, when to cover it or how to progress, youโ€™ll waste your time, lose hope through…

Direct Object Pronouns – Spanish For Beginners

We know how tricky Spanish grammar can be. Direct Object Pronouns are a particular aspect of Spanish grammar that many learners struggle with. In this article, we break things down…

How Long Does It Take To Learn Japanese?

It may come as no surprise that Japanese is one of the hardest languages to learn. While itโ€™s not completely unconquerable, one thing that anybody wanting to learn Japanese will…

Portuguese vs Spanish – How Similar Are They?

Considering Portuguese the same language as Spanish is perhaps one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to Latin languages, particularly in South America. It is true that Portuguese…

The 28 Easiest and Hardest Languages to Learn for English Speakers

Introduction: Learning a new language The skill of knowing another language is one that is impressive wherever you are in the world. Perhaps being able to speak another language has…

Pimsleur Spanish Review – Repetitive But Effective

Pimsleur is a veteran in the online language learning field; its trialed and tested method has been used by millions of people to learn a language through audio. Today, Pimsleur…

Rosetta Stone Spanish Review: What We Like & Dislike

If you have ever taken an interest in learning a language then it is highly likely that you have heard of Rosetta Stone. Since the company formed in 1992, it…

Sexy in Spanish: 54 Romantic Spanish Phrases

When you think about Spain, visions of romantic destinations and candlelit dinners while being serenaded by a singer with a Spanish guitar might be some of the situations offered by…

FluentU Review: A New Way to Learn a Language?

FluentU has become one of the most world's most popular language learning apps for its immersive, non-curricular approach. Recently, we were able to trial the service, focusing specifically on FluentU…

How Long it Takes to Learn Spanish

Answering how long it takes to learn Spanish is not easy. When we begin to learn a new skill, the number one question on the minds of most people is…

How Hard is It to Learn Japanese?

So, youโ€™ve decided to up your linguistics game and the language youโ€™ve settled on is Japanese. Excellent choice! A popular East Asian language, it is the ninth most spoken language…

Mondly Review: Is it a good resource for language learners?

In this Mondly review, weโ€™ll take you through what you can expect from this language app, how it compares to its main competitors and what you can expect from learning…

Chinese vs Japanese – How Different Are They?

Ah, that common query – Chinese vs Japanese. Many know what they are and where they are spoken. However, not many of us are familiar with the key differences between…

Duolingo VS Rosetta Stone – Which Language Learning Tool Is Best?

So, you want to learn a language, but you get bored easily, lack motivation, or havenโ€™t found the right tool yet. Maybe youโ€™ve heard about Duolingo or Rosetta Stone –…

Rocket Languages Review – Is it Worth the Cost?

In this Rocket Languages review, I provide a comprehensive overview of Rocket Spanish, its course features and whether I think it's worth the cost. Given that the Rocket Language course…

Fluent Simple Course Review – A Great Way to Learn Italian Fast

Home / Reviews By James Coulson | Read time 20min | Visit Fluent Simple | See Italian Resources Fluent Simple 4.0 out of 5.0 stars 4.0 Fluent Simple Course Review…

The 10 Best Ways to Learn German for Beginners in 2021

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Spanish Numbers: How to Count in Spanish

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What is the best way to learn a new language?

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European Spanish and Latin American Spanish – 9 Key Differences

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mandarin Chinese ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท French ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Arabic ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช German ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portuguese ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ English ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korean ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russian ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thai Learn Japanese Learn Korean Learn…

Memrise Review – Is Memrise Pro Worth it?

Home / Reviews By James Coulson | Read time 15min | Visit Memrise Memrise 4.5 out of 5.0 stars 4.5 Memrise Review - A Close Look at Memrise Pro Review…

Pimsleur Review – The Most Detailed Review You’ll Read

Home / Reviews By James Coulson | Visit Pimsleur Pimsleur 4.5 out of 5.0 stars 4.5 Pimsleur Review - An Effective Way to Learn a Language Review Summary This Pimsleur…

Fluencia Review – A Great Way to Learn Spanish Online

Home / Reviews By Laura Harvey | Visit Fluencia Fluencia 4.0 out of 5.0 stars 4.0 Fluencia Review - A Great Way to Learn Spanish Online Review Summary This Fluencia…

A Speechling Review – Great Only for Speaking Practice

Home / Reviews By James Coulson | Read time 15min | Visit Speechling 3.5 out of 5.0 stars 3.5 Speechling Review - Great, But Only to Practice Speaking Review Summary…

Babbel Review – A Good Resource for Beginners

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Pimsleur Japanese Vs Memrise Japanese

Home / Reviews Pimsleur 4.5 out of 5.0 stars 4.5 Memrise 4.0 out of 5.0 stars 4.0 Pimsleur Japanese Vs Memrise Japanese - Which is Better? Review Summary Both Pimsleur…

italki Review โ€“ Perfect if Your Focus is Speaking

Home / Reviews By James Coulson | Read time 15min | Visit Italki | Get $10 italki credit 4.5 out of 5.0 stars 4.5 An Honest italki Review โ€“ Perfect…

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