It’s Time to Kickstart Your Language Learning

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s almost May already? I thought the earlier months were going by quick, but April seems to have vanished, which means it’s now less than six weeks until I leave Austria, boo!

Still, there are some fun things to look forward to: including all the language challenges that are starting tomorrow! Now, I did say the other day that sometimes challenges stress me out, but one of these is my favourite and it’s long-term, so it’s pretty low-key. Plus, by May the first rush of the new year is over and everyone’s starting to give up on their resolutions – so I think a challenge can be a nice boost to keep you motivated.

So without further ado, here are the challenges beginning in May 2016!

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5 Ways to Beat Loneliness as a Solo Language Learner

Hi guys! So the idea for this post came to me last week, when I took part in a languages-related Twitter chat for the very first time. The chat was hosted by Lindsay (from Lindsay Does Languages) and we were talking about self study vs. classes. You can read the round up here.

Basically, one of the points that someone (not me) made was that self study can get very lonely – and that’s true. But I think that, especially with the Internet, there’s plenty of ways to connect with other people and beat that loneliness, so I thought I’d share my five favourite ways to do that with you today.

5 ways to beat loneliness as a solo language learner

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New Year Challenges – January 2016 (5 Challenges + 1 Printable!)

Hi, guys! So we’re not quite on the final day of 2015 (unlike when I posted something similar last year…) but it’s time again to start thinking about gearing up for our new year.

As I’m sure you’ve all realised, I’m a big fan of language challenges, and as we go into a new year, other people really seem to get into them too. So here’s my collection of language challenges that I’ve seen (and will probably take part in) during at least January 2016. If you know of any more, please let me know! I’ve done some googling, but I’m probably missing one or two.

Challenge Yourself Jan 2016

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