All posts by Simon Goodall

How to learn a language without translations

Translation is a barrier to effective language learning. It requires a lot of mental energy and repetition to memorise, and it makes us slower and clumsier speakers. Discover the most efficient and enjoyable

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The 15/30 method

A great way to build habits is to attach the new and challenging ones we want to develop to the existing, comfortable ones we already have in our day. This way, we can trigger ourselves to tackle the tough

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PODCAST: ‘Language as a necessity and a joy’

Travel vlogging from your home town, learning during lockdown and where to go when it’s over. – Alex Outhwaite answers all these questions and more in the podcast above.

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How to design a language course shaped around your interests

You don’t have to wait until you’re an intermediate before the language becomes relevant; everything you learn is relevant to your interests, right from the first lesson.

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“The best language-learning software” – says PC magazine

The new all languages version of Rosetta Stone has been given 5 stars and rated “Outstanding” in PC Magazine’s 2020 review of language learning products. This prestigious annual review cited the

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1 in 5 learning a language from home

some are starting to dare to dream about travel and holidays again. Travel guru and Rosetta Stone regular, Alex Outhwaite has been using her time at home to learn more about other cultures, improve her

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Rosetta Stone customers learning much more during the lockdown

Stay @home success: Rosetta Stone customers have been extra diligent during the shutdown period, completing many more exercises and taking part in lots of live coaching sessions.

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6 Reasons why language is good for your love life

Learning a foreign language is sure fire way to boost your success rate this Valentine’s. Foreign languages are just plain good for romance. Here’s 6 reasons why

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German Day of National Unity

It happened a little less than a year after the fall of the Berlin wall, once the former DDR had collapsed and the Western authorities took over control of the formerly communist areas. On the 3rd of October

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Munich’s quick guide to the Oktobeerfest!

Get out lederhosen and the felt hats, load up your favourite Alpine hits playlist and prepare yourself for excess, it’s time to head to Oktobeerfest! Here’s are top tips to get the most from your ...

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Oktoberfest: Everything you ever wanted to know

Yes it’s here again, the big beer swilling revel which actually takes place mostly in September. Perhaps they named it after the hangover, which is usually felt for the entire rest of October and often

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5 ways to make the most of solo business travel

We’ve put together a list of our top five ways those travelling for business can get more from their free time, with the language.

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