Here are the most important TEN articles on the site. If you read nothing else about pedagogy, make sure you read these. They will change the way you learn languages!
How to Speak a
Foreign Language Fluently
The key to speaking a language fluently is volume. You need loads of simple sentences, but where can you find them? With this tutorial, I show you how to generate hundreds of easy sentences in a foreign language for daily spoken drills.
The Best Way
to Learn a New Language
As a professional English teacher and lifetime student of foreign languages, I've come across many methods of studying foreign languages. None, however, are as good as Shadowing. Learn about it here before you waste any more time!
How to Master
Intensive reading is a skill. If done incorrectly, you can throw hours and hours away underlining, looking up words and generally wasting time. Learn this method and master the skill of intensive reading.
Right Book for You
How do you know whether or not a text is appropriate for your level? The traditional levels may not tell the whole story for your PERSONAL ability. This method might just help.
How to Master
Foreign Language Goals
Fed up with standard levels? Do you want to learn a language by working towards explicit goals and numbers? If you do, this geeky method might be just for you.
What are the
Best Materials to Learn a Foreign Language?
Textbooks are an incredibly good resource for foreign language learners, but how should we use them and which ones should we choose? Here's the case for textbook more work.