Reading Methods

Here you will find methods to improve reading. Starred articles are among the ten best on the site.



Learn what I consider to be the single best method for learning a foreign language




This is an excellent method that can stand alone or be used after Shadowing a text. It focuses on reading and listening, with the added option of speaking. 

 Also appears in READING / LISTENING / Speaking 



Want to get to a solid B2 level by reading captivating stories? Well, this tutorial will help you to do just that.



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.

Choosing L2

Books and Audiobooks


Talented polyglot and all-round nice guy Kyle Maschmeyer, aka The Armchair Linguist, shares with us his advice and experience that comes from a lifetime of living and breathing foreign languages. Pens at the ready!

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About Me

My name is Neil and I have been teaching English professionally for almost 20 years, the last ten of which at my language school. 

Apart from a diploma in teaching English as a foreign language (Cert Tesol), I have a BA in modern and Classical Chinese. I also speak Spanish, Italian, and French, and read Latin. 

Besides continuing my daily studies of these languages, I have also set myself a language goal of one new language a year. I’m looking forward to starting Japanese or German on the 1st January 2021.



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