Learn Afrikaans on Duolingo: What Are the Best Alternatives?

Did you know that Afrikaans is actually derived from Dutch, so it belongs to the same language family as English? Of course, many elements of Afrikaans, such as case or gender, are very different, but other language aspects, like sentence structure, phonetics and even the alphabet, are relatively similar. Also, the Afrikaans language is not …

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“Können” Conjugation: Learn to Conjugate the German Verb “Können”

Können (= to be able to, can) is an extremely common German verb that comes up during most conversations. Whether you’re talking about your abilities or future possibilities, you need to know your können conjugation to be able to express yourself correctly. In this post, we’ll go over all the different forms of können and learn how to conjugate the …

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7 Best Apps for Intermediate Swedish Learners

It’s easy to reach a plateau in your Swedish language learning when you’re at an intermediate level. At the beginning, progress often feels quick, and mastering the basics gives you confidence and motivation. Then, most learners reach a point where it feels a little harder to improve those language skills, and it’s easy to get …

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Learning a language: What comes first, vocabulary or grammar?

Contents Reasons for learning a new language The two systems of memory How important is vocabulary in speaking and writing? Where does grammar fit in? My top 5 grammar rules How are foreign languages taught in education? All together now Efficient-est foot forward References There are many ways in which learning a language can be …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Your Swedish Listening Skills

When I first moved to Sweden, I immediately registered for the free language school known as SFI (Svenska för Invandrare/Swedish for Immigrants). I had a wonderful teacher who gave great suggestions for different ways we could practice on our own to learn Swedish more quickly. I was eager to learn and tried most of her …

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