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Language Acquisition

Everything you need to know about naturally acquiring a language, minus the travel hassle. Hacks on learning to love the process, and creating realistic, motivational game plans. Resources, reasons, and routines crafted just for you. The Foreign Service Institute says it takes 1100 hours to learn a 'category 4' language? Bring. it. on.

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Culture Awareness

The in’s-and-out’s to exploring the world without ever leaving your home. Learn how to digitally immerse yourself in different cultures and use foreigners across the world as free teachers. Cracking misconceptions, busting myths, encouraging intercultural communication, and living the definition of what it means to be “woke.”
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Self Teaching

Helping you figure out the best ways to be your own teacher. Resources, tips, and hacks on teaching yourself anything -- with a heavy focus on motivation and avoiding potential pitfalls. Sharing how I learned that I'm my own best teacher, and the general "feel-good" factor that comes with being self-taught. Chances are you already know your goal; the question is how you're going to achieve it.

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Online Schooling

Since 2020 is the most digital year we’ve ever had, I want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of all the online learning options available to you. Students of all ages can try their hand at e-learning platforms, remote university courses, home schooling, high school dual enrollment options, and more! Providing proven guidance on how to ignore distractions, set a regular plan, and ultimately reach your academic goal in an unconventional setting.

Digitize me!

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What's your Target Language?

For me, it’s Vietnamese. So my blog tends to focus more on the language acquisition process that learners of even less popular languages can benefit from. Asian languages are also a recurring focus point on this site! Play with the toggles below to find out where your target language falls!

Category I: 23-24 weeks (575-600 hours)
Languages closely related to English
[published by the Foreign Service Institute]
  • Afrikaans
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
Category II: 30 weeks (750 hours)
[Published by the FSI]
Languages similar to English
Category III: 36 weeks (900 hours)
Languages with linguistic and/or cultural differences from English
[Published by the FSI]
  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • *Estonian
  • *Finnish
  • *Georgian
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • *Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • *Mongolian
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajik)
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Sinhala
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Tagalog
  • *Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • *Vietnamese
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Category V: 2200 hours (88 weeks)

Languages which are exceptionally difficult for native English speakers

[Published by the FSI]

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese (Chinese)
  • Mandarin (Chinese)
  • *Japanese
  • Korean

* Usually more difficult than other languages in the same category.

You can also take a look at this Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest 

According to the Federal Service Institute

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