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    Articles and tips about language learning and how to use Language101.com.



    Which Personality Type Does Our Program Work Best For?

    In 2018, we programmed a new feature that we should have done way back when we started in 2007. It’s a “Leaderboard” that us see exactly who is studying and how much.

    After we programmed this feature, we called the people who had succeeded with our program and talked with them. Now we know exactly what kind of personality that people have who are likely to have good success with our program.

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    Solved – A Big Problem in Language Learning

    Pssst. I’ve got a secret to tell you. It’s perhaps the single-most important thing I’ve learned in my 10 years developing language learning software. Are you ready for it? OK, here it is. . .

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    Problems? Clear Your Cookies and Cache

    We have recently made some configuration changes on our server to keep up with the ever-changing browsers.

    New visitors are unlikely to notice anything but returning customers may have problems logging in and studying.

    The solution to this is to clear your cookies and cache in the settings in your browser. You can also try using a different browser or a different computer, but this really shouldn’t be necessary.

    The ‘Clear browsing data’ form in Google Chrome. Find this page on Windows under ‘Settings > Advanced > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data’.

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    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Learning a new language takes sustained work over a longer period of time.  Here’s how I improved my Spanish a lot in the first three months of 2017.

    There are two common problems with people not achieving their language learning goals. One problem is that their methods don’t work.  Indeed there are many popular language learning programs that simply don’t work, even if you use them diligently.

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    How to Give Our Software As a Gift!

    gift certificate

    It’s easy to give our software as a gift. After you make your purchase, you can configure gift accounts for the recipients of your choice and you can print out a gift certificate that looks like this.

    Happy gift giving to all.

    Learn Danish for Your Career — With Our Lessons

    When we started Language101.com we did some of our first software development in Denmark. At that time we hoped to get our Danish lessons done quickly, but somehow we didn’t get them done.

    Finally, thanks to the excellent work done by our language lesson developer David Shoup, our Danish lessons are finally ready. So if you want to learn Danish, click here and give our free lesson a try.

    Spanish from Spain Compared to Latin American Spanish

    It’s the longest day of the year (June 21) in the Northern Hemisphere, and I am in Madrid, Spain, practicing my Spanish.

    The delightful thing is that I am having absolutely no trouble understanding the people from Madrid, and they seem to be able to understand me easily as well.

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