En Français! 10 Awesome Ways to Kill Time While Learning French

If you've been learning French for a while, you know how exciting it can be to find native content and entertaining things to read in French. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be a chore to find things you like. You can ask around, but if no one else has any new suggestions, you have to try … Continue reading En Français! 10 Awesome Ways to Kill Time While Learning French

Can You Really Learn a Foreign Language? Or Do You Feel Like You’re Faking It?

Language learning anxiety is a mixed bag of emotions that you'd rather avoid altogether. Pair it with a perfectionist streak or a desire to succeed at everything, and you end up with a thought process that encourages you to hide under a rock and hope no one notices how terrible you are at learning Spanish … Continue reading Can You Really Learn a Foreign Language? Or Do You Feel Like You’re Faking It?

What I Learned From 72 Hours of Studying Portuguese

Obsessive language learners might know the experience of rattling off their language goals only to be met with a few raised eyebrows. Common sense tells me I’ve got enough to work on between French, Spanish, and Japanese. But common sense didn’t stand a chance once I stumbled across the #LangJam challenge. For those who don’t … Continue reading What I Learned From 72 Hours of Studying Portuguese

Struggling to Read that French Novel? Blame the Passé Simple

As someone over the age of 5, you get to a certain point where you really don't want to read any more children's stories, news articles, or some other random French text without any character development. If you're a bit of a bookworm, you might have a difficult time ignoring all those famous French novels … Continue reading Struggling to Read that French Novel? Blame the Passé Simple

LGBTQ+ in Any Language

You've got vocabulary lists for food, directions, and family members, but do you know how to talk about all things LGBTQ+ in your target language? Well, there's no better time to learn than during Pride month! Pride is great for both celebrating and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, but it also reminds us to take a … Continue reading LGBTQ+ in Any Language

How Social Connections Can Fuel Your Motivation to Learn

What’s your motivation for learning a language? Your answer might be different from mine or someone else's. You might have multiple answers. Like me, it could depend on which language you're learning at the moment. Heck, you might even wonder, "Why wouldn't I want to learn this? Just doing it motivates me!" No matter your … Continue reading How Social Connections Can Fuel Your Motivation to Learn

How to Deal with the Green Monster: Language Learning and Jealousy

It's an unavoidable emotion and if you've been learning a language for a little while, chances are you've encountered it. It's impossible to know when jealousy will rear it's ugly head, but it's sure to happen when you least expect it. You could simply be going about your daily routines, feeling proud of your current … Continue reading How to Deal with the Green Monster: Language Learning and Jealousy

10 Free Online Resources to Help You Learn Japanese

こんにちは! The internet is a wonderful place for anyone who wants to learn a language for less than the price of rent in Boston. It's even better for those whose language learning budget is free. I don't remember many available options for learning Japanese when I first tried to do it at the age of … Continue reading 10 Free Online Resources to Help You Learn Japanese

Spring Destination Ideas That Won’t Anger Your Seasonal Allergies

It’s beginning to feel more like spring in Massachusetts. There’s plenty of rain to go around with a bit of beautiful weather in between. The winter jackets and boots are packed away. The hats and gloves are out of sight. For allergy sufferers, tissue boxes have been placed in strategic locations around your house, in … Continue reading Spring Destination Ideas That Won’t Anger Your Seasonal Allergies