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The four cornerstones of language learning, part 4: Speaking

February 23, 2018

In the three previous parts of our “The four cornerstones of language learning” blog series, we have given tips on how to improve your foreign language listening, reading and writing skills. This is the final part of the blog series, and it covers what may be the most difficult part of language learning: speaking. Speaking a foreign language may feel scary, but there’s no need to be too nervous about it. When you are travelling and talking to locals, they…

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Customer success story: Hannele

February 16, 2018

”I got a three-month gift card for WordDive as a Christmas present from my brother. I chose to use it for German – it used to be my favorite language in school, but I haven’t really used it since. I have now been using WordDive for a bit over a month and have managed to complete 7 courses and over 700 permanently learned study items. Learning with WordDive has been simple and extremely addictive. In the exercises, you need to…

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The four cornerstones of language learning, part 3: Writing

February 13, 2018

Having language skills means being able to both understand and produce language by writing and speaking. In this third part of our blog series, we will focus our attention on writing. Even though I definitely encourage you to actually start speaking the language you are learning from day one, it might feel too scary. Writing might seem like a safer option, and that’s completely okay. In fact, it can be a really good idea to write down some simple scripts…

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The four cornerstones of language learning, part 2: Reading

February 2, 2018

Today we will continue with our blog series “The four cornerstones of language learning”. The previous part of the series focused on improving listening comprehension, and today we will dig into reading. Reading helps you to comprehend many aspects of language. You will learn different sentence structures and typical expressions from different texts. This happens unconsciously, and will also help you with listening and writing skills as the structures of the language become second nature. If you want to improve your…

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The four cornerstones of language learning, part 1: Listening

January 26, 2018

You are now reading the first part of our “The four cornerstones of language learning” blog series. In this series, you will learn how to improve your language skills through four basic areas of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The topic of the first part is listening skills. Listening skills are one of the main cornerstones of your language skills. If you want to be able to have a conversation with people, you need to understand what they…

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The most common mistakes in language learning

January 19, 2018

The first and most common mistake that adult language learners make is irregular exercising. Many adults who want to improve their language skills sign up for weekly language courses at a community college or adult education center. In addition to this one weekly lesson, most adult learners do basically nothing for their language learning project. It’s clear that this pace is way too slow to result in any real improvement in their language skills. The key to achieving real conversational…

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