Meta-learning: relearn how to learn with a new language mini-project

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Dia duit! That’s Irish for hello – which, despite a million other things, I chose to start dabbling in this week. Unlike other come-and-go language projects of mine, it’s not a former language I’m returning to. In fact, I knew zero Irish… Continue reading

How starting over can boost your language confidence

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It’s important to recognise the brain’s need for pause now and again. But it might help our guilt-ridden, study-obsessed selves to note how effectively a rest can restart our engines. I’ve experienced this effect recently, after picking up Modern Hebrew… Continue reading