All posts by David Hagstrom

Languages Most Spoken

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN MANDARIN?

Many people today would like to learn Mandarin Chinese and for many reasons.  So, what is the best way to learn Mandarin Chinese?  I’ve also heard the question, “Is it possible to learn Mandarin Chinese free online?” Of course, some will ask: Why is Mandarin such an important language to learn today?  To begin, there … Continue reading WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN MANDARIN?

DUOLINGO — REVIEW

Product:  Duolingo Overall Ranking:  80/100 Price:  Free Website:  Duolingo.com INTRODUCTION Duolingo offers their language learning platform in the form of an online website and a mobile app, both of which stay synchronized with your progress.  Duolingo has received significant recognition, including iPhone App of the Year (2013) and Google’s Best of the Best (2013 and … Continue reading DUOLINGO — REVIEW

What Is the Fastest Way to Learn Spanish? (or any other language)

Taking this question quite literally, it’s not hard to answer.  The fastest way to learn Spanish is by “immersion.”  The answer is not to prefer any particular Spanish course, but to live and breathe the language as much as possible. I suspect that many, upon hearing that, would quickly say or at least think: “Of … Continue reading What Is the Fastest Way to Learn Spanish? (or any other language)