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           "I've been doing the Spanish version of Neutrino since Sept 1st, so just a week or so short of 3 months. So far I've exceeded the 1900 XP goal every day except one, when I was really busy at work. I've never stuck with any other course that consistently, and I haven't felt like I needed to push myself to do it. Everything has been easy; nothing has been stressful."
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[Archive]

The One Where Richard Dawkins Taught Me About Cooking And Learning Languages

January 5, 2014

Growing up, mother was tight-fisted like an immigrant. We never went out to eat. Not even ice-cream; it was always “I’ll get you a whole tub at home!”. Not even the movies; it was always: “man up, it’ll be on TV in like two years”. And we all know how two years is literally like twenty years when you’re...

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Don’t Think Of It As A New Year, Think Of It As A New Day…

January 1, 2014

No, a new minute. No. A new second. Business author Brian Tracy once said something to the effect of (and I paraphrase): “The most successful people in our society are those who think of the longest time horizon when using money, and the shortest time horizon when using time”. Once again, it’s a new year and, as usual, people...

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Read More Or Die — ReadMOD/多読, A Foreign Language Extensive Reading Contest (2014 Edition)

January 1, 2014

Hello fellow language learners, I am LordSilent, an AJATTeer who participated in the original “International L2 Reading Contest” and was surprised by the positive boost that reading had on his Japanese in all areas, not just reading. Inspired by this, I kept reading and decided to create what is now known as ReadMOD (Read More or Die) or the...

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AJATT Best of 2013

December 30, 2013

The archive has been scoured, the votes have been tallied and the verdict is in! Some were chosen by popularity, some based on my own personal biases, others using a combination of both, and they’re all summarized here for you to enjoy. Just like in 2011, some months (particularly August and September) had stronger showings than others, but since...

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Don’t Be Humble, Do Be Scrappy, Or: How To Turn Compliments Into Something Useful

December 25, 2013
Don’t Be Humble, Do Be Scrappy, Or: How To Turn Compliments Into Something Useful

Depending on the language you’re learning, you’re going to receive compliments for your skill. Those of you who were good little children and obeyed your mothers growing up are going to turn down each compliment: “No, no; I suck; I’m terrible.” The arrogant will be insulted by the compliment. In my book, arrogance beats humility, but in the end,...

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Holiday Magic! Omnibus: The Mother of All Sentence Packs

December 25, 2013
Holiday Magic! Omnibus: The Mother of All Sentence Packs

You love them AJATT sentence packs? Been meaning to get yourself one but haven’t gotten round to it? Well, your time has come! It’s the the sentence pack of sentence packs — Omnibus: The Mother of All Sentence Packs! So Why Would Anyone Even Want This? For more or less the same reason why you would want any of...

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