July 13, 2014: We have just made some changes to our software. If you’re a customer who has studied using our software in the past, you should clear the cookies, cache, and temporary Internet files from the browser you are using. New customers are not affected.
If you don’t know how to clear your cookies and cache, do a Google search, inserting the correct words for your version: “Clear cookies and cache in [browser name] on the [operating system].” Obviously you need to know the name of the browser (Firefox is an example) and the type of operating system (for example, Android or Windows) you are using.
If you are seeing any strange behavior in our software while you’re studying, clearing the cache is very likely to solve the problem.
June 25, 2014: Learning a foreign language at Language101.com is a little bit like driving a high-performance electric sports car. It’s extremely fast, but you have to do it right or it won’t work at all.
In other words, if you try to study Spanish or your favorite language with Language101.com but try to use the learning methods you were taught in school, it’s a little bit like trying to put gasoline into an electric sports car. It just won’t work.
If you follow our directions, our software is an extremely fast method of language learning, but it’s almost worthless if you don’t.
June 16, 2014: Today we solved an intermittent slowness problem with our server that unfortunately had been particularly difficult to solve. Fortunately we think it is now solved. Your studying should now be a lot faster.
May 12, 2014: No one ever learns Spanish “this year,” but some people will learn some Spanish today! In other words, nothing ever gets done “sometime”; it only gets done in a time called “right now.”
So to learn Spanish, French, German or your favorite language this year, you will need to learn some of it today at a time called “right now,” and using your smartphone to set daily study alarms is a good idea.
April 17, 2014: Long study sessions can be difficult, so I’ve recently been experimenting with 15-minute study sessions. Much to my surprise, it’s working.
In the past, we have always recommended that you study for two 30-minute sessions per day, and more if you can. That’s still a good approach and will work well. However, I am also having very good results (maybe even better results) from studying for three different 15-minute sessions — one before breakfast, one close to noon, and one in the afternoon.