Berlin, where have you been all my life?

Icon of Berlin, the Fernsehturm, seen from Alexanderplatz

Language learning isn’t finite; it’s a lifelong process, and isn’t meant to have an end. As such, languages never count as ‘finished’ or ‘learnt’, but require upkeep and maintenance. With this in mind, I’ve been planning some exciting mini-trips to… Continue reading

Anki, the vocab monster

Pulling out lists of words by tag in Anki

Did you think learning vocabulary in a foreign language was just about memorising lists of words? Well, there’s a science to it. And Anki, a free flashcard learning system, has it down to a tee. I’ve made frequent mention of… Continue reading

Grammar on a budget: CGP French handbook [review]

The French flag flying in front of a town hall

I’m a big fan of school revision materials as cheaper alternatives to expensive language textbooks. CGP’s foreign language GCSE revision guides are a case in point.┬áThe publishers may be targeting teenage students, but the material is just as effective for… Continue reading