How to become fluent

Mastering a language is no easy task, but there are many ways to achieve fluency and we show you some of the best. Find out how to become fluent.

Reaching a Plateau in Language Learning – How to Get Out of It?

By Lingholic / May 8, 2013 / 26 Comments
What to do if you've reached a plateau

There is probably nothing as frustrating as putting a hell of a lot of amount of work, and not feeling like you’re making any progress. Sadly, though, this situation happens to a lot of language learners, and it often becomes a dominant factor in people’s decision to stop learning a […]

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How many words do I need to know? The 95/5 rule in language learning, Part 2/2

By Lingholic / March 14, 2013 / 81 Comments

Welcome to Part 2 of my post on “How many words do I need to know? The 95/5 rule in language learning”. If you haven’t done so already, read through Part 1 before continuing! How many words in the English Language. How many words are there in some of the […]

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How many words do I need to know? The 95/5 rule in language learning, Part 1/2

By Lingholic / March 5, 2013 / 22 Comments

A very common question that people ask when starting the study of a foreign language is “How many words do I need to know in order to be conversationally fluent for everyday talk in X language?” This is a very good question, and one that we will try to answer in […]

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Speak the Language From Day 1?

By Lingholic / February 25, 2013 / 0 Comments
when should I start to speak a language

Welcome to the third post of my series on “How to get speaking practice in a foreign language, and get fluent as fast as possible.” If you missed any of the two previous posts, you can easily access them by clicking here and here. As an aside, I recently had […]

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Online and offline resources to get speaking practice

By Lingholic / February 13, 2013 / 3 Comments
speaking practice foreign language

Welcome to the second post of my series on “How to get speaking practice in a foreign language, and get fluent as fast as possible.” For Part 1, click here. A Few More Words on the Language Power Struggle Alright, so in my last post I talked about the language […]

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