One weird trick helps you download French language fluency into your brain.

I’ve sketched in some detail how I’m learning French rapidly now. See the sketch of the overall workout regimen here. Below, find a tantalizing snapshot showing in detail how I create personal Anki flash cards from Frenchpod101.com‘s irreplaceable curriculum. I create my personalized Anki decks from the example sentences and English translations found in the Frenchpod101.com […]

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How NOT to use the Anki spaced repetition flash card app to learn French grammar

How not to study grammar As a language teacher with over a decade’s experience in Nagoya, Japan, English conversation schools, and in U.S. classrooms, I’ve seen this killer mistake over and over in students’ personal study strategies. It’s this: memorizing grammatical rules, or rules of usage, as if you can reference them on the fly. It’s […]

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