21-Day Motivation Project

Motivation is a tricky thing. I try not to make this blog too self-help-like. What I mean is, I want to help you with specific tips and I want to encourage you. But I try not to make things too cheesy. By nature, I’m a little cynical, and I try not to be too phony.…

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June Project – Results

My June project is coming to an end, so I want to let you know how it went. I’ve got a lot to cover, so this article is split up into two parts. Today I’ll go over my results and my initial impressions. Just to remind everyone of what the project was about, I listened…

Mercedes Benz Museum - Stuttgart
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June Project – 10,000 Words a Day

I need a little jolt in my German, so I’m going to experiment with something. For the month of June I’m going to: Listen to or read 10,000 words of German a day. Sound crazy? Not crazy enough? Well, let me explain. The Background I studied German while I was living in Germany a couple…

Quick Update – German Progress

If you’re following along on my Facebook page, you know that I promised my next few blog posts would be all about free stuff. And in my last post, I linked out to hundreds of free language courses. Well, I’m going to take a brief detour to give you guys a quick update on my…

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Wrap Up – Spanish Project

Okay guys, so I’m wrapping up two projects today: My audio-only challenge My Spanish project I’ve cut both a little short. Let me just say that I’m not done with Spanish forever. In fact, I hope it’s a language that I have and use for the rest of my life. I’ve come to love Spanish…

A scene from the opening credits of "La Teacher de Ingl├ęs." If people dancing the Charleston in a place of business doesn't clue you in that there are going to be antics, then i don't know what.

Update on Spanish Project

Okay, so I’ve been working on my listening-only Spanish project for about three weeks. Here’s a very quick post to let you know about my progress. And I seriously thought about not mentioning this, but I’m going to be up front: I cheated. I’ll explain below. Listening The listening is going well. Here’s the list…