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

Taming Anki’s ‘new card’ quota to pace your vocab learning

A dictionary won't always help you learn words in their natural habitat: the sentence.

Anki is an amazing beast of a language-learning tool. But, like all beasts, it can be a bit intimidating. I’ve been using it for over a year now, and still learn new things about it all the time. I’ve recently… Continue reading