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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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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 …
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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”