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Have a Broken Heart?

One key thing to remember while learning basic Italian is that you can not simply rely on word-for-word translation from your native language if you want to sound like a natural speaker or even be understood. 217 more words

Learn Italian vocabulary with Knotty Translations – Word #3 is Capello

Third installment of my YouTube course to learn Italian vocabulary. Have fun!


Anime: Sailor Moon Crystal - A Language Learner's Review

ANIME: Sailor Moon Crystal
GENRE: Fantasy, Magical Girl
JLPT/ABILITY LEVEL: N3/Intermediate (maybe more on Upper Intermediate end)HELPS WITH: School vocabulary, fantasy vocabulary… 389 more words


Albert Brisbane - From Batavia to France and Beyond

Last week, in showing how language teacher Jean Manesca‘s method was likely plagiarized by Heinrich Ollendorf we used direct testimony from Albert Brisbane, who was a student of both teachers and provided Ollendorf with Manesca’s course notes. 740 more words

October to November (Month 2) - Parling to who?!

After the first few hectic weeks in France, things have finally started to settle into a routine. I now feel more confident in my surroundings and I feel that this has been reflected in my progress this month. 598 more words


September to October (Month 1) - Harry Potter en Français!

My first month abroad has flown by in an instant, but there is already so much progress to report.

I came to Rennes with very low self-belief in my ability to communicate orally in French, as it is always the aspect of language learning that I have struggled with the most. 489 more words



Hello and welcome to my blog!

In its most basic form, this blog is to be written in order to document my experience as an ERASMUS student studying and living in France for a year. 245 more words