If you’re just starting to learn a language, one of the first things we recommend you do is to refer to experts in the language learning space. Finding the right language blog can help you shorten your learning curve and avoid mistakes that you will inevitably make. It’s not that mistakes are unavoidable, but the less you can make, the faster you can learn.
As Tony Robbins often quotes, the fastest way to learn anything is to model the best.
Today, we’re going to share 7 language blogs that will help you learn any language faster.
1. Language Surfer
Favorite articles: What to Do After Duolingo, and Six Ways to Remember Vocabulary
The term language surfer comes from the founder, Ron, who says that you can never truly master a language. You can only “surf” it. What is great about Ron’s writing is that it contains a lot of personal experiences, including failing his translation exam, and more.
You can learn a lot from this blog, and we recommend you check it out.
Favorite articles: Language Hacking Spanish: 10 Hacks to Learn Spanish Faster, and 77 Weird and Romantic Names for the International Lover.
Fluentin3months.com is one of the most popular language blogs out there, started by Benny Lewis. As a polyglot who’s fluent in seven languages (and growing), Benny has mastered the art and science of learning a language.
He certainly did not start this way, as he shares honestly that when he finished college at the age of 21, he only knew one language: English.
We recommend checking out his most popular blog posts. The downside to the blog is that most of the content now comes from guest posts from others in the space, and not as much from Benny himself.
Favorite articles: Are You Wasting Your Time Watching Foreign Movies?, and 6 Strategies For Free Language Learning On The Move
Olly Richards is an author, polyglot, and founder of IWillTeachYouALanguage. Speaking 8 languages, Olly has written many mini-books on the step-by-step guides for learning a new language. Definitely worth checking out!
Favorite articles: Top 5 Spanish TV Shows That Will Let You Learn Spanish On Your Couch, The Best Way to Learn a Language: 5 Tips That Actually Work
FluentU is a language learning company that offers curated videos around the web for language learners.
What has gotten them awareness in the language learning community is their popular blog, where they have great tips on how to learn languages faster and useful resources to help you navigate.
Favorite articles: How to Learn Any Language in 90 Days, The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models to Make Smarter Decisions
Rype is a platform offering unlimited 1-on-1 language lessons with handpicked professional teachers. The blog contains topics on not just language learning, but around productivity, travel, and even the lessons learned while running the company.
You can also take advantage of free resources at Rype such as the Learn a Language Challenge or The Beginner’s Guide to Learning Languages.
6. The Polyglot Dream
Favorite articles: How to Learn the Hardest Languages, and How to Use Translation to Learn a Language
Luca speaks ten languages fluently and is not afraid to show it on video. He believes that 30 minutes a day is all you need to learn a language, and has plenty of articles debunking the most common myths that language learners have when they first start learning.
Favorite articles: How to Choose Your Next Language, Gender in Language: What is it and what does it do?
Alex is a language teacher and polyglot living in Spain, and brings a unique perspective for learning a language that many of the younger generation will likely connect with.