Category Archives: Language Learning

The best way to learn a language: Typical Mexican

“I think I just need to go to France for a few months… I’d do some French classes and pick the language up along the way” “Yeah, that’s the best way” – Overheard in the kitchen at my office. Peddled … Continue reading

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Learn Spanish without leaving Sydney this year

Sydneysiders, if you’ve resolved to learn Spanish this new year, let me make one recommendation: the Blue Studies Spanish-English language exchange. Take it from someone who learned Spanish por mi cuenta without leaving Sydney: There are many options on Meetup.com … Continue reading

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Language goals for 2016 + multiple podcast references

“Your ego isn’t really that interested in what’s really inside of you. Your ego is very much interested in presenting an idealised version of yourself to the world and vulnerability only cracks through that by accident – unintentionally. When your … Continue reading

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#America2015: Spanish progress

“You’re gonna come back fluent in Spanish!” Traveling to the country that speaks your target language isn’t a silver bullet. After my first eight days in Mexico (when I was using Spanish all the time and improved rapidly) the next 56 … Continue reading

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#America2015 Itinerary Part II

Welcome to Part II of my wrap-up of my 2015 trip to America (Mexico, Guatemala and Belize). Part I ended as I was leaving Mexico for Guatemala. Again, click on the graphic below to get an in-depth look at the route … Continue reading

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#America2015: Itinerary Part I

“You went to Mexico?! Isn’t it really dangerous?” In my two-plus months in Mexico and Central America, two people I met had been victims of violence or crime – one had his phone stolen from the leg pocket of his … Continue reading

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