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How to memorize lyrics to learn German – German challenge week 3

  This post is part of my German challenge. If you want to learn more, you can read my posts about day 0, week 1, and week 2. I started the week following my usual routine. Until day 20, where things got interesting…   Day 15 Session 1 31 min – I reviewed Bye bye …

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Be boring and put in the work! – German challenge week 2

  It’s pretty boring in terms of exciting content. I just did my routine, everyday, with different songs. I don’t have much more to say. Just putting in the work.   Day 8 Session 1 – 1h I reviewed all my songs. I sang and I read the lyrics and their translations. I also started …

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How I’m absorbing German – A minute-by-minute chronicle of week 1

I started absorbing German one week ago. And I decided to time everything. I’m singing a song? Time it. I’m looking for resources? Time it. I’m writing my first German lines? Time it!   And here it is in this post. Everything I did this week, minute by minute. I divided my days into several …

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How to find songs to absorb a foreign language

I love singing! Not that I’m a good singer or anything. It just puts me in a good mood. That’s one of the reasons why I crafted my language learning method around music. In this article, I tell you exactly how to find songs in a foreign language.   The translator Go to Lyrics Translate. …

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How to absorb a foreign language with music

I love traveling. And I love connecting with people I meet abroad. That’s why I love learning foreign languages. For me, learning a new language is not about textbooks, flashcards, endless lists of vocabulary, and weird grammar rules. For me, learning a new language is about communication. It’s about relationships, and meeting people you connect …

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Audio + Repetition = Communication

My language learning method revolves around music. And I love it. In fact, I created it this way to make sure I enjoy the process of absorbing a new language. I love singing, and music makes your target language sticky. But I don’t think my method is perfect. I don’t think it’s the best (or …

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The Frozen textbook – Learn Brazilian Portuguese with “let it go”

When I’m learning a new language, I like to keep it simple at the beginning. And Disney songs are the perfect resources to get started. You probably know the rhythm and the tune. It’s made for kids, so the vocabulary and sentence structures are rather simple. For those of you who have been living under …

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Learning Brazilian Portuguese & Finnish: clear the list – May 2017

The Clear-the-List challenge is hosted by Lindsay (from lindsaydoeslanguages.com), Kris Broholm, Angel Pretot and Shannon of Eurolinguiste. The goal is to share monthly goals and support each other while learning foreign languages.   Review of April talking to myself: I haven’t really done it. I wasn’t lazy or anything, I just forgot! week 4 video: I made a video where …

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