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5 Places in Vienna to avoid when learning German

by Masha • September 3, 2018

As someone who’s been living in Vienna for a while now, I have to wonder why I still don’t speak German on a daily basis. I was trying so hard to improve my knowledge but at the same time could avoid using it for weeks or even months. So one day I realized that it […]

All I wanted was a faster way of creating new flashcards

by Alexander • August 8, 2018

All I wanted when I started this project was a fast and reliable way to create new flashcards. Already in high school, I hated practicing vocabulary but knew it was the only way. And I’m happy I still know the majority of vocabulary from my 4 years of French. Back then, I found this tool […]

5 Unusual ways to find your Language Tandem partner in Vienna

by andre square • August 6, 2018

It‘s not always easy to learn a new language but if you put your tongue into it you will find that it‘s always worth it! Learning a new language works great when you live (at least for some time) in the place it is spoken but it works even better when you have a Tandem […]

How to Search Netflix for Movies with a Specific Language

by Alexander • July 20, 2018

Can we train listening comprehension by watching movies? Yes we can! And should we? Yes!! If you’re from a country where movies are shown in their original language, and then you move to a large European country like Germany or France, you’ll be shocked when watching television! Most movies are synchronized, so they just replaced […]

Approaches to Finding a Tandem Partner

by Alexander • May 20, 2018

The best way to learn involves speaking to other people. Lingophant was built for this. Sometimes, it may be easier to speak to someone who also wants to learn your language. It’s a fair deal: You meet for an hour, and 30 minutes you speak in one language, 30 minutes in the other languages, and […]

Agreeing on Language Practicing with a Friend

by Alexander • May 20, 2018

Here are three strategies: 1/3 Ask them to sign a contract for month May Here’s an example of a contract to print: Agreement between ……… and ………. I’m happy to help you learn a language by having one conversation per week, leading to 4 per month. [ ]    [ ]    [ ]   […]

3 Steps to Learn German with your Neighbours.

by Alexander • May 20, 2018

Neighbours can be a great inspiration for learning a language. Did you know that above below or next to you, probably some awesome people are living. And how nice would it be if you could have a cup of tea or a drink there every week. They sure will have interesting stories. Here are our […]

How to Download Phrases from FB Messenger to Lingophant

by Alexander • May 20, 2018

Step 1: Open in Safari Phrase Sets for Lingophant are files with audio and text. When you click a link in the chatbot, it will read the file like text. But Safari Step 2: Add and Practice That’s it, now you can add and practice them.

Bringing people together

by Alexander • January 8, 2017

“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” This quote from book “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” by Paolo Freire. So far, […]

Social Business, what does that mean?

by Alexander • January 6, 2017

  Many years ago in High School in Vienna, before I moved to begin my studies in Amsterdam, we were introduced to the thoughts of Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank. Recently, I started reading some excerpts from his work and can strongly identify with his ideals. The quote that currently catches my interest is: “I’m encouraging […]