The woman who taught computers to speak English

Curiosity often breeds innovation, which was precisely the case with Grace Murray Hopper. As a child, she would often dismantle household electronics to see how they worked—a habit that forced her mother to limit Grace to taking apart just one alarm clock. Her interest in machines and how they functioned served her well as she […]

Shocking Stat: 45% of Californians Don’t Speak English at Home

Rush Limbaugh, America’s Anchorman and Doctor of Democracy, is known as the pioneer of AM radio. Limbaugh revolutionized the media and political landscape with his unprecedented combination o f serious discussion of political, cultural and social issues along with satirical and biting humor. This content was originally published here.

How to Learn English Fast: The Language Hacker’s Method

Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. ? If you want to get fluent in English, you’re in luck. It’s the second most spoken language in the world. So you won’t have to look very hard to find lots of English resources and lots of chances to practise both spoken and written English. What if […]

Language Hacking French: How to Learn French, the Faster Way

From 27th September, my new book Language Hacking French is available in bookstores all around the world. Get your copy tout de suite! What’s the deal with language hacking? Language hacking is all about looking for the faster, smarter ways to learn languages. I’ve been sharing and developing my ideas on language hacking ever since […]

You can’t learn Chinese characters by rote | Hacking Chinese

My first semester at the Graduate Institute for Teaching Chinese a Second Language here at NTNU in Taipei, Taiwan is coming to a close. For the past two years, my long-term goal for learning Chinese has been to survive a program like this, taught in Chinese mainly for native speakers. Entering the program, some question […]

How translation to another language can help you learn Chinese | Hacking Chinese

This is a guest article by Julien Leyre of the Marco Polo Project. The publication of this article coincides with the start of this month’s translation challenge, so if you aren’t convinced that translation is a great tool for learning a language, this article is for you! Julien also shares many hands-on tips for making […]