What Are the Most Learned Languages in the World?

When choosing which language to learn, it is often interesting and valuable to ask: What are the most popular languages in the world? Though your personal reasons for learning a language will be the ultimate factors in deciding your language of study, looking around to see what languages others are learning can provide some helpful […]

How Do You Prove Your Language Level? – The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines

The experience of learning a language is often likened to going on a journey to a far-off land. As a learner, you have a destination you would like to reach, with various milestones dotting the landscape along the way. There will be obstacles. In some places you will have to struggle climbing uphill, while in […]

How Social Accountability Will Revolutionize Your Language Goals

What do you want to be when you grow up? As a child, I used to get that question a lot. I’m sure you did, too. My answer? An actor. I wanted to star in blockbuster movies. I imagined my face emblazoned across movie posters, my name getting top-billing on the marquee. What was your […]

How to Speak a Foreign Language More Confidently

When you hear that a friend or acquaintance knows a foreign language, what’s the first thing you ask them? If you’re like most people, you probably ask “Can you speak it?” There’s something about seeing someone speak a language you don’t know that’s a bit like magic. It’s just so mysterious, and cool! I’m sure […]

How to Start Learning a Language

So you’ve chosen which language you’d like to learn. Perhaps your sights are set on the more popular languages, like Spanish, French, or Mandarin Chinese. Perhaps you’ve gone the lesser-traveled route, and decided on a language like Danish, Swahili or Korean. Whatever the case, you should pat yourself on the back. You’ve taken an important […]

Overwhelmed? 5 Ways to Deal with Language Learning Burnout

As exciting as language learning can be, there’s no denying that the process of acquiring and mastering a new and foreign tongue can also be incredibly stressful. After all, learning a foreign language means: Finding time in your busy schedule to learn every day. Acquiring (potentially) thousands of new words, grammatical structures, and cultural concepts. […]

3 Easy Ways to Learn a Language Before Your Next Trip

Traveling is supposed to be fun . But it can be stressful if you don’t speak the same language of the others. Whether you dedicate your vacation to resting or exploring new places, it can be super helpful to learn a language (even just a few words!) before you go. In some cases, like with Americans […]

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