Learning languages is about the journey, not the destination. And I’m here to help you have the most enjoyable language journey possible. (And to get results, too, of course!)
My language posts range in topic from general advice to language-specific tips. And – for all the language and trivia nerds out there – the “Language Tidbits” section shares bite-sized information about fun proverbs, etymologies, and more.
Before we dive further into the content, let’s get some details out of the way. Who am I, and why am I qualified to teach you anything about language?
The short answer is that I’m a PhD student in Classical Philology at Harvard and I have a lot of teaching experience (look me up under my real name, Rebecca Deitsch). If you would like more info, then you can read all about my qualifications on my About page.
Now it’s time for the good stuff. Whatever stage you are at in your language journey, I have something for you!
Language Learning Tips
Are you struggling with vocabulary memorization? Then my advice on flashcards will be a game-changer:
Are you learning an inflected language? Are you confused about declensions and conjugations? If so, you will want to read the following two posts.
And finally, listening comprehension is a crucial part of your language journey. Even if you are quite advanced, this post on listening strategies will help you out!
If you’re here to learn Latin, then I have great news: there is an entire section of the site dedicated to Latin! Head over there now.
Welcome, Spanish learners! This section of the site is still under development. More posts are coming in the (distant) future. But for now you can read about Spanish listening comprehension.
Are you interested in strange etymologies, amusing proverbs and idioms, and weird stories? Then my Language Tidbits section is for you. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know any language but English.
Most of my tidbits relate to Russian and Polish, but there are some other languages sprinkled in. Start off with the following tidbits: