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How to choose a language to learn
Starting to learn a new language is a big decision. It requires a lot of dedication and perseverance, and it is a decision that can (...)
Vietnamizer – make your writing look Vietnamese
Vietnamese is an interesting language in that it uses the most diacritical marks of all languages that use the Latin alphabet in their (...)
June 1, 2014 – Jakub MarianBlog, Other languages
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Internal monologue (“speaking in your head”) as a form of language learning
There is one method I’ve been using for years for every single language I learn: the so called “internal monologue” or “inner voice”. It (...)

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Is Czech a hard language? Are Slavic languages hard?
Let me start by saying: Yes, I do think that Czech is a very complicated language; it is difficult to grasp and even more difficult to (...)
September 25, 2013 – Jakub MarianCzech, Other languages, Russian
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How to learn a foreign language: Mastering
This is the final phase of learning a language, and it is suitable for you when you speak it at about the C1 level. After some time of (...)
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How to learn a foreign language: Learning
This stage comes after familiarization or skimming through the language of interest and is what the title suggestslearning the language (...)
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How to learn a foreign language: Familiarization
Familiarization is a language learning method applicable only to languages that are not closely related to a language I already know, (...)
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The single most important thing to realize when learning foreign languages
Most people, especially those who are monolingual, don’t realize what the language they speak actually is. Here is a very broad definition (...)
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How to learn a foreign language: Introduction
It has been only a few years that I became interested in learning foreign languages. In high school, I had classes in English (which I (...)