Adam Lark [Mandarin, Spanish, English]

Today I got the opportunity to chat with Adam Lark, a student from Phoenix, Arizona who is finishing up a year abroad studying Mandarin in Taiwan. He shares here his experience, both good and bad, as well as what made him want to study abroad in the first place. –   FTLOL: Tell us a…

Teng Scott Vang [English, Hmong, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese]

Today I got the opportunity to chat with Teng Scott Vang to learn more about his journey learning foreign languages in the United States. Like many of us, he’s dabbled in more than just a few of them and he shares his experience here. –   FTLOL: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are…

Language Catalyst: An Interview with Irina Pravet

I recently got the chance to speak with Irina Pravet, a Romanian Canadian living abroad in Finland who has learned a number of foreign languages through a combination of attending school, learning them on her own, and by interacting with native speakers. Here she shares her experiences learning six languages, as well as her TED…

How to Make Learning a Language Easier

Like a lot of people, you may have struggled to learn a new language. After all, the process is not exactly a walk in the park, but it can still be enjoyable… if you know how to learn it effectively. However, this often depends on the type of learner you are as an individual, as…

How Much Do You Know About Spanish?

If you really pay attention, you’ll find that languages contain clues that tell you about their history, speakers, and culture. Spanish is certainly no exception! Español is full of intricacies that make it fascinating to study. So today, take a step back from practicing conjugations, and test your knowledge of the language itself. Check out the…

The How and Why of Language Learning: An Interview with Luca Lampariello

I recently got the chance to speak with Luca Lampariello, a well-known polyglot and one of the leading online faces promoting foreign language learning. He has been involved with many projects and events in recent years, such as the organization of language workshops in different parts of Europe. In this interview, Luca shares some of…

Not Quite Fluent: An Interview with Sydney Sauer

This week I got the opportunity to talk with Sydney Sauer, a 14-year-old high school student keen to learn as many languages as she can. She also runs the blog, Not Quite Fluent, which is updated regularly to record her language learning journey.    FTLOL: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and…

Language Learning with the Iceberg Project: An Interview with Cher Hale

Today I got the opportunity to interview Cher Hale, founder of The Iceberg Project, on which she shares her love of learning Italian with the world. Her site is also expanding into Mandarin soon as well.   FTLOL: Tell us a bit about your background. Where are you from and where do you currently live…

Tutoring and Blogging About Languages: An Interview with Lindsay Dow

Today I got the opportunity to talk with Lindsay Dow, a British blogger and language tutor. Besides learning languages, she’s currently focusing on e-course creation so that she can bring her language teaching to a wider audience.   FTLOL: Tell our readers a bit about your background. Where are you from and where do you…