Anki custom note types for complex morphology flashcards

A spreadsheet containing German verb information.

If you use Anki, have you ever felt like the the out-of-the-box templates are a little basic? The default card has just two fields for back and front. Of course, this is instantly relevant for simple vocabulary learning. You can… Continue reading

À la modal : how these little nuancing verbs can fix your fluency

Modal verbs can lend colour to your speech (image from freeimages.com)

I have a nerdish love of verbs. For me, it’s where it all comes together in language. They are sentence glue. Conjugate them, and you can hang the rest of the sentence from them like on the branches of a… Continue reading

Verbs made simple: make your conversation fly

Learn tricks with verbs to get your conversation flying high above the clouds

English speakers have it easy with verbs. Aside from those pesky irregular ones, you’ve only got -s and -ed to worry about. That’s why verbs can be the first brick wall anglophones hit when they begin a foreign language. Look at Spanish… Continue reading