Playing Anki Tag : From Plain Lists to Topic-Based Fun

Searching by tag in Anki

Anki users, do you tag your cards? If the answer is no, then perhaps you should think about adding this natty little superpower to your vocab decks. It’s not only a good habit, but it can turn plain old Anki… Continue reading

2000 words and still not fluent? My Polish Anki experiment 🇵🇱📱

Polish words in a dictionary

Would you be impressed if I told you I know over 2000 words in Polish? What about if I told you that I still can’t actually speak Polish? As crazy as it sounds, it’s true. At least, it was true –… 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

Humour and language learning: fuel your vocab with idioms!

A cheeky monkey - a staple of humour!

Humour can be a great aide memoire when learning foreign languages. For one thing, humour increases the salience – or importance – our brains attach to learning material. We’ve all experienced how it’s easier to learn something that isn’t boring! What’s more,… Continue reading