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Brain Farts

Brain farts are when your brain emits flatulence.  Okay, maybe that’s too literal to be considered a serious definition. To really define what a brain fart is, we have to get more metaphorical.

So you know when you’re giving a speech or talking in long, exasperated breaths of information and then suddenly, your brain freezes? That’s a brain fart. It’s as if your brain just gets built up with gas and needs to release it before continuing the spew of information.

In this article, we’ll be discussing brain farts in language learning, what to do when they happen, and how to learn from them.

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The Optimal Flow

Do you wish, you could learn a hard language effortless and just on-the-fly? In this L-lingo premium article, we’ll be discussing an immensely powerful method of thought that can be used to achieve anything in life. The mind is powerful, and learning how to use it to its full extent will put you in the highest realms of language learning. Read more of this detailed article by clicking here.

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Cooking Up A Storm

Grab your spatulas and head on down to the kitchen! This week we’ll be learning how to cook in your target language.  In this article we will guide you through the super market, kitchen, and lead you to the dinner table. By the time you’re done reading this info packed article, you’ll see your kitchen in a completely different light! Read ‘Cooking Up A Storm’, now.

 

An Honest Student Review From A Student Abroad

Hey, my name is Kiandro and I’ve been living in Japan for almost a year now as a graduate student. There have been ups and downs and a lot of curve balls thrown at me while I’ve been living in the land of the rising sun… or so they call it. I figured it’d be best to take a break from all the language learning articles and write something a bit more wholesome that could connect with our audience. So without further adieu please have a read of “An Honest Student Review”.

 

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Your Language Learning Super Powers

You know… you’re pretty amazing. Even if you don’t know it. Some might even call you superhuman because of your superpowers. You’re probably thinking, 

“What does an average language learner like me have that’s so special?” 

In this article, we’re going to unlock some of your hidden talents so you can go out and show the world how powerful you are!

 

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Reach For The Stars

We won’t be in classrooms and lectures forever, but if you choose to be you may end up surpassing your teachers or “masters”. Like anything in life, if you spend enough time and effort on it you’ll eventually become a master. Language learning is no exception, although you’ll always have room for improvement.

But, this article will be a short and sweet guide for what to do when you reach that point in your language learning journey. Read Reach For The Stars

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Tactile Language Learning

They say hands-on learning is best. But what does hands-on mean in language learning? Tactile learning is a style of learning that associates input through touch via the physical sense. This kind of learning keeps us moving, active and curious of the surrounding environment. Albeit in language learning, this kind of approach might seem strange, but there are creative ways you can integrate it into your normal routine/method. Read Tactile Language Learning today!

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Kinesthetic Language Learning

Kinesthetic learning can be odd and somewhat awkward in the field of languages. Before we move on what is Kinesthetic Learning? Kinesthetic learning is the act of using movement, and physical activities to acquire knowledge. It is the exact opposite to that of audio and visual learning.

You may be wondering how kinesthetic learners fit into the whole language learning “thing”. The answer is clear, movement.

 

The Language Learning Plateau

Learning a language is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your lifetime. Nevertheless, it is still a challenging task, and sooner or later everybody hits the language learning plateau. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, and just like puberty– everybody has to go through it. 

I’ve experienced at least 3 plateaus in my journey, each one more daunting than the last. The last one, however, was the greatest challenge I’ve ever faced. Since moving to my target language’s country, my language skills took a dive for the worst. Everything just felt out of place, new and unrecognizable. Speaking to natives gave me more of a headache than a feeling of satisfaction. And watching everyone around me communicate fluently, while I took 10 seconds to think of an appropriate sentence was more than embarrassing. But, the good news is that it didn’t last forever. Now, I’m making more progress than ever before in my target language! 

In this article, we’ll be discussing the infamous language learning plateau.


Language Learning Mantras

This article will be purely motivational. Well, there is some reference to the law of affirmation, but that’s more metaphysical than scientific. Just in case you don’t know what that is I’ll explain! Think of this law as a guaranteed promise that you keep to yourself in the future. It is a wish that is 100% guaranteed to come true, provided that you work with it instead of against it.

We’ve crafted a few inspirational mantras for whenever you’re feeling stuck or demotivated in your language learning journey.