Tips to Improve Your Vocab Memory

Do any of these describe your relationship with vocabulary? I keep forgetting new words. I don’t like using lists, flashcards, etc. I feel like I’m not making progress because I don’t know enough words. When it comes to language learning, vocabulary is a different kind of monster. Instead of jumping out to scare you (like […]

FRANKEL: A Powerful Display Of Jewish Values In New Jersey

This Sunday night, Dirshu’s World Siyum took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The evening celebrated Dirshu participants’ completion of the learning of the seven and half-year cycle of Talmud. A monumental achievement, this is one that requires structure, discipline, and the sort of motivation that Dirshu’s programming affords its participants. Although […]

Are some people naturally better at learning languages?

I just read a fascinating article about the development of Hi-LAB, the “High Level Language Aptitude Battery” test designed to help the US military identify individuals with high language learning potential. It was borne out of a frustration with seeing so many language professionals getting ‘stuck’ at basic proficiency and not progressing to become fluent. […]