Jonathan Jenkins

Jonathan Jenkins is an English teacher from Australia with a Masters in Linguistics. He also works a copywriter and now spends most of his time in Japan. When he's not searching for the country's best local sushi restaurant, he's in the office writing for clients around the world.

To New Beginnings – 7 Ways To Jump-Start Your Language Learning After A Long Break

Learning a second language can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have. The first time you find yourself having a real conversation with a native speaker can be truly magical. It’s the moment that you realize all your hard work has paid off. However, reaching this level of fluency requires …

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How Cloze Tests Help You Learn A Language 5x Faster

There’s no easy way to put this – learning a new language is tough. It requires dedication, hard work, and lots of free time to learn all the vocabulary and grammar needed to become fluent. Unfortunately, many people who begin learning a new language give up when things start to get challenging. Ask them why …

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The Problem With Single-Word Flashcards: Why Context Is Critical In Language Learning

From pre-schoolers learning first-language vocabulary through to medical students memorizing anatomical terms, flashcards have been an integral part of education for hundreds of years. One of the first recorded uses of flashcards was in Favell Lee Mortimer’s book Reading Disentangled (1834), which came with a set of picture flashcards that were used to teach basic …

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Four Reasons Learning Lots of Vocabulary is the Key to Fluency

When you decide to start studying a foreign language, it’s usually because of a dream. You may be a literature student who dreams of reading original Russian copies of Dostoevsky’s famous literary works. You may be an importer who dreams of haggling with a feisty Moroccan carpet seller in perfect Arabic. Or you may simply …

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How Clozemaster Is Using Cloze Testing And Spaced Repetition To Make Language Learning Faster And More Effective

When studying a second language, many students will eventually reach a certain stage where they start to wonder “What do I do next?” – and for most people there is no obvious answer. Beginner students usually follow a standard progression: learn the basic grammar of the language learn basic vocabulary such as pronouns, numbers, colors …

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