How to hack your memory for efficient language learning with Taalhammer (Part 2)

In order to learn foreign language you need to memorize thousands of words and sentence patterns. There is just no other way. Memorization is fundamental to language learning. However, the method you will be using, the content and the timing of your learning will determine your success or failure. We looked at the mechanisms of …
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How to hack your memory for efficient language learning with Taalhammer (Part 1)

Whatever language-learning method you are using, one thing remains the same: you need to memorise a large amount of information (typically thousands of words and patterns) and develop reflexes that enable you to recall this information efficiently when you need it. To help language learners with such a mundane task, we took the best available …
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If you do the right things (and do them right), you can become fluent in a foreign language faster than you think

Did you know that just 9 words cover 25% of spoken and written English? These words are: and, be, have, it, of, the, to, will, you. With another 50 words, you can cover almost 50% of the language. Add another 1000 words and you’ll cover around 80%! Wow! So what’s the big deal about language …
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How to talk to strangers in a foreign language without being afraid of making mistakes

Are you learning a foreign language? Do you feel you already know enough to be able to speak but you just mumble – or even worse, freeze – when it comes to having conversations with native speakers? You are not alone! Nearly 95% of language learners are afraid of speaking and making mistakes. What a …
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How to prepare yourself for your first conversation with a native speaker (after one month of learning)

So you have just started learning a new language, maybe a month ago or so. And you keep telling yourself, well, wouldn’t it be nice to have a chat with a native speaker of that language? This is why you are learning a language in the first place, aren’t you? When exactly will you be …
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How to start learning a new language from scratch with Taalhammer

If many learners fail in learning a language, will you fail too? Have you ever wondered how to start learning a new language? Or was your experience that you were motivated to learn a new language, you started learning it, but then you gave up quickly because you did not know how or did not …
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Czy da się szybko nauczyć angielskiego?

Kiedy byłem w ósmej klasie szkoły podstawowej, rodzice zapisali mnie na kurs angielskiego. To był już któryś z koli kurs. Tym razem zajęcia odbywały się w małych grupach, prowadzone przez młodą i sympatyczną nauczycielkę. Ja jednak zamiast chodzić na lekcje i uczyć się angielskiego, w każdy poniedziałek i środę wolałem chodzić na wagary do mojej przyjaciółki z klasy, w …
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What is the best way to learn a language? – real personal story with happy ending

In February 2016, I was having a lazy morning at the office. I was drinking a coffee, trying to focus after the weekend, when I received a phone call telling me that I had successfully passed the final stages of the recruitment process and my job application to eBay in Amsterdam had been accepted. I …
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In order to learn foreign language you need to memorize thousands of words and sentence patterns. There is just no other way. Memorization is fundamental to language learning. However, the method you will be using, the content and the timing of your learning will determine your success or failure. We looked at the mechanisms of …
Continue reading “How to hack your memory for efficient language learning with Taalhammer (Part 2)”

Whatever language-learning method you are using, one thing remains the same: you need to memorise a large amount of information (typically thousands of words and patterns) and develop reflexes that enable you to recall this information efficiently when you need it. To help language learners with such a mundane task, we took the best available …
Continue reading “How to hack your memory for efficient language learning with Taalhammer (Part 1)”

Did you know that just 9 words cover 25% of spoken and written English? These words are: and, be, have, it, of, the, to, will, you. With another 50 words, you can cover almost 50% of the language. Add another 1000 words and you’ll cover around 80%! Wow! So what’s the big deal about language …
Continue reading “If you do the right things (and do them right), you can become fluent in a foreign language faster than you think”

Are you learning a foreign language? Do you feel you already know enough to be able to speak but you just mumble – or even worse, freeze – when it comes to having conversations with native speakers? You are not alone! Nearly 95% of language learners are afraid of speaking and making mistakes. What a …
Continue reading “How to talk to strangers in a foreign language without being afraid of making mistakes”

So you have just started learning a new language, maybe a month ago or so. And you keep telling yourself, well, wouldn’t it be nice to have a chat with a native speaker of that language? This is why you are learning a language in the first place, aren’t you? When exactly will you be …
Continue reading “How to prepare yourself for your first conversation with a native speaker (after one month of learning)”

If many learners fail in learning a language, will you fail too? Have you ever wondered how to start learning a new language? Or was your experience that you were motivated to learn a new language, you started learning it, but then you gave up quickly because you did not know how or did not …
Continue reading “How to start learning a new language from scratch with Taalhammer”

Kiedy byłem w ósmej klasie szkoły podstawowej, rodzice zapisali mnie na kurs angielskiego. To był już któryś z koli kurs. Tym razem zajęcia odbywały się w małych grupach, prowadzone przez młodą i sympatyczną nauczycielkę. Ja jednak zamiast chodzić na lekcje i uczyć się angielskiego, w każdy poniedziałek i środę wolałem chodzić na wagary do mojej przyjaciółki z klasy, w …
Continue reading “Czy da się szybko nauczyć angielskiego?”

In February 2016, I was having a lazy morning at the office. I was drinking a coffee, trying to focus after the weekend, when I received a phone call telling me that I had successfully passed the final stages of the recruitment process and my job application to eBay in Amsterdam had been accepted. I …
Continue reading “What is the best way to learn a language? – real personal story with happy ending”