Archive for language learning

My 6 Favorite Language Learning Resources for Free!

In case you didn’t know. Here at Phil Learns A Language we have a nice little group of dedicated language learners who’ve taken the plunge to join the crew. What am I talking about? Our email list of course! Every Friday I send out a Friday Blast to kickstart our weekends into continuing our language […]

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Learning French Online in 90 Days with Rosetta Stone French

Today, Monday December 11th, 2017, I am embarking on my first Rosetta Stone language challenge. I’m going all out for 90 days to learn as much French as I can. I expect to reach B1 level on the CEFR scale. Check out the details in today’s post! I’ll be keeping a daily journal and updating my progress.

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How I Talked to Myself to Learn a Language

Talk to Yourself, You are your best friend, communicate with yourself! I know it may sound strange, but it’s true. I’ve improved and progressed in all of my language studies by talking to myself. You too can talk to yourself. Word of Caution: Talking to yourself may bring about unwanted stares from strangers 🙂 No, […]

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How To Learn A Language From TV

Learning a language from a TV show is completely natural As mentioned in my introduction, Korean was the first foreign language that attempted to learn after completing high school. In high school, I took 3 years of Spanish, but I wasn’t motivated and I didn’t have a why established. Consequently, I had no interest in […]

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Is Learning a Language is Really That Difficult? Or Can it be Simple?

First, let’s define the word difficult to mean *”requiring hard work; laborious; takes time to accomplish.” So, is learning a language difficult? Short Answer: Yes Truer & Longer Answer: Yes, maybe, if it’s your first time but it gets easier once you build the skill I am American, a native English speaker, and many people […]

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A Review of: Spanish in a Month. A Documentary by Connor Grooms.

Spanish in a Month – Learn Spanish Documentary by Connor Grooms spanishdocumentary.com I just finished watching this Very Good documentary made by Connor Grooms. In it, Grooms documents himself on his one month journey to learn Spanish to conversation fluency. There are a number of great points to point out about this film. Four Key […]

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The Next Order of Steps I Take for Learning a Foreign Language

Okay, so today we’re piggy-backing off of the First 3 Steps I wrote about yesterday and are continuing on down the list. 1. Pronunciation 2. Vocabulary 3. Writing System & Sentence Order 4. Listening 5. Writing, Typing, Reading 6. Grammar This post was not intended to give you all of the methods and ways to […]

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My First Steps for Learning a Foreign Language, Ordered for Effectiveness

Here we go, below is my approach for reaching conversation fluency in most languages. I believe studying in this order is most effective. Learn a Language in this order: Pronunciation Vocabulary Writing System *if it’s phonetic Sentence Structure Listening Writing, Typing, Reading Grammar side note: I never “mastered” one step before moving onto the next. […]

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