5 Martial Arts Principles That Will Help You Master a Language

Most people know that martial arts training can foster discipline and strengthen the mind and body. But it turns out that they also provide many powerful principles you can apply in foreign languages.

Oct 17, 2023

How to Use Google & YouTube in Japanese + Change Your Country

Want to improve your Japanese as you use Google apps? Want to watch and read more Japanese content? Change your Google display language and location settings! Here are step-by-step instructions.

Oct 11, 2023

How to Use Apple Siri in Japanese (Free AI-Powered Speaking Practice!)

Did you know you can practice speaking with Siri in Japanese? It may not be as good as chatting with humans, but it's still a free and effective way to practice when no Japanese speakers are around.

Oct 11, 2023

How to Change Your iPhone, iPad & Mac to Japanese (and Back!)

Changing your iPhone or iPad to Japanese is a powerful ways to immerse yourself in the language without even trying. Read on for step-by-step instructions to change your display language on iOS 17.

Oct 11, 2023

Is the "Natural Approach" to Language Learning Lazy and Ineffective?

I am a firm believer in the natural, immersion-based approach to language learning. The basic idea? We acquire languages through exposure and practice, not academic study and conscious memorization.

Sep 27, 2023

How to Speak a Foreign Language Like MacGyver

In the world of TV, one character stands out as the epitome of resourcefulness and quick thinking: MacGyver. Though fictional, his example can help you master any language and speak with confidence.

Sep 13, 2023

3 Powerful Improv Principles That Will Help You Speak Japanese More Fluently

As a teen, I was obsessed with the British improv show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Little did I know that years later, I would become an improviser myself, and use many improv principles in Japanese.

Aug 30, 2023

How to Type in Japanese on iOS & macOS Using Latin Letters

Did you know that you can type in Japanese using the Latin letters you already know? Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to type in Japanese on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Aug 23, 2023

3 Easy Ways to Make More Time for Japanese Language Learning Every Day

Mastering Japanese requires mastering your day. Here are 3 proven ways to make the most of your precious time, fit in more Japanese study, and maximize exposure and practice each day.

Aug 09, 2023

Want to Get Fluent in Japanese? Then You Must Leave Your "Study Cave"!

Do you spend all your time alone in your Japanese "study cave" trying to master the language? Are you afraid of making mistakes when speaking? It’s time to leave the cave and practice with others!

Aug 02, 2023

How to Master Any New Japanese Word, Phrase, or Structure in 5 Steps

With the right map, you can climb Japanese Mountain far faster than those who randomly zigzag all over the place. Here are the 5 steps you must take to master Japanese and get fluent far faster.

Jul 18, 2023

3 Ways to Supercharge Your Memory and Master New Japanese Words, Kanji, Grammar & Beyond

Forget forgetting. In this post, I share 3 ways to significantly improve your memory, rapidly expand your Japanese vocabulary, and build the Japanese fluency and literacy you crave.

Jun 15, 2023

How to Immerse Yourself in Japanese Using Amazon Prime Video

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can watch dozens of Japanese shows and movies for free on Prime Video. In this post, I share how to learn Japanese on Prime Video and 7 of my favorite titles.

Jun 12, 2023

These 2 Magical Ingredients Will Get You Fluent in Japanese

There are just 2 essential ingredients you need to bake a deliciously fluent Japanese cake: exposure and practice. And there’s a magical approach you can use to get both right where you are...

May 24, 2023

5 Steps to Start Learning Japanese TODAY!

Want to learn Japanese but don’t know where to start? Here five key steps you can take right now to begin your journey to Japanese fluency.

Feb 23, 2022

The 3 Essential Ingredients You Need to to Learn Any Language

Mastering a foreign language is not easy, but it’s not complex either. All you have to do is consistently show up and give your brain enough of these 3 essential ingredients.

Jan 12, 2022

3 Lessons I Learned from the Legendary Laoshu

American polyglot Moses McCormick (Laoshu) sadly passed away on March 4, 2021. Though his life was brief, his profound legacy lives on. Here are the top 3 language lessons I learned from him.

Jun 22, 2021

7 Essential Principles to Get Fluent in Japanese

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few.” Here the 7 essential principles you need to follow to get fluent in Japanese.

Jun 17, 2020

The 5 Biggest Mistakes I Made While Learning Japanese

My Japanese journey has been anything but smooth or linear. I eventually figured out what works, but it took lots of trial and error. Here are the 5 biggest mistakes I made; I hope you avoid these!

Jun 10, 2020

How to Immerse Yourself in Japanese Anywhere in the World

Once upon a time, there were only 2 ways to get fluent in Japanese: 1) take Japanese language classes, or 2) move to Japan. Today, you can master Japanese right at home using “anywhere immersion.”

Jan 22, 2020

5 Reasons to Attend a Polyglot Event Even if You Don’t Consider Yourself a Polyglot

Polyglot events are a powerful way to make new friends, refine your learning methods, and normalize your language learning lifestyle. And there's only 1 requirement to attend: a love of languages!

Jul 01, 2019

Use Narrow Listening & Reading to Get Repetition Without the Boredom

Repetition is essential in language learning, but the same content gets boring fast. “Narrow reading” lets you eat the repetition cake without having to eat the boredom broccoli along with it!

Aug 10, 2015