8 tips to learn a language the lazy way

Language learning is hard. Even the most motivated, committed person will have days where studying their chosen language is difficult. Have you ever had a tough, stressful week and then come home only to realize you ALSO have to study X language for X minutes? Expending the energy sometimes seems impossible. That’s where lazy language…

Baking in German: Zitronenkuchen

Here you can read about my experience baking in German and even skip on over to Für Sie’s website for their Zitronenkuchen recipe!

How to Read in Your Target Language

I have finally done it. After two and a half years of learning, I have successfully read my first book in German! I have spent the last two and a half years building my vocabulary, conjugating, making mistakes, struggling through children’s books, weather forecasts, news, and podcasts.I have felt frustrated, elated, discouraged, confused, optimistic, and…

Baking in German: Mandarinen Käsekuchen

This is the second in a series of ongoing posts about baking in German. If you would like to read the first post, you can find it here, I talked about my struggles and successes baking using a German recipe for the first time. I was at my stepmother’s house for dinner with my husband…

The ONE Trick to Learning a Language

I have a problem. And I think you do too. If you’re like me, you are learning a foreign language in a country where that language isn’t spoken. You may or may not have taken language classes and struggled to learn on your own. You’re studying vocabulary flashcards and doing grammar drills, but you’re still…