Learning is a Form of Self-Care

Keep yourself healthy by feeding and exercising your brain Stress, anxiety, disappointment … 2020 seems to come up with new ways to add these to your life daily. Managing stress is a key skill, considering how damaging stress can be to your health and habits. The Mayo Clinic suggests that prolonged stress can cause headaches, anxiety, loss... Continue Reading →

Advanced English Learners Need Tutors

Some things you just can’t find in a book, or a video.  Visiting China for the first time in 2008 I remember seeing people studying English everywhere. On buses, in restaurants, waiting in lines, people would just pull out their flashcards or phrasebooks, poring over the words dutifully. I even remember trying to start a conversation... Continue Reading →

How to Have Fun While Learning as an Adult

Do this to 2-step approach to learn faster and retain information longer I am standing on one leg, balancing precariously while clutching a fistful of flashcards with German body part words. Between the toes of my up-raised foot is the flashcard for “foot”, “der Fuß”. Shaking to retain balance I maneuver my right foot to... Continue Reading →

How To Build Your Memory Palace

Supercharge your learning with this ancient memory technique Matteo Ricci was the first Western foreigner to be invited into the Forbidden City of ancient China. He was a Jesuit priest who, after finishing his law studies in Rome, traveled to Goa and then Ming China as a missionary, scholar, diplomat, and tutor. Ricci was the... Continue Reading →

Learn Language by Ordering Takeout

Learn languages faster by working towards a specific goal. How do you know that you’ve learned a foreign language “well enough”? Many language learners discover that after hours of studying flashcards and grammar, they are still unable to effectively communicate in their target language. This sense of being mute can be infuriating. There is even... Continue Reading →

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