Welcome to Language From Nothing!


Confused About Language Learning?

Do you want to learn another language but maybe you don’t know where to start?  Maybe you don’t know which words and phrases to learn first. Maybe the thought of memorizing a whole bunch of grammar rules, word lists, and verb charts turns you off. Maybe you just don’t have a lot of time, energy, or money to spend right now.

Or maybe you have tried to learn another language, but found the process became too complicated and much more of a hassle than it was worth.

For myself, all the of these things have been true at some point in my life. But does language learning have to be so complicated?  I don’t think it does.  Continue reading Welcome to Language From Nothing!

5 Ways to get ACCURATE Translations Online

5 ways to get an ACCURATE translation when looking up words online.

So I recently got a question about looking up words online.

“How do you know if the words you look up online are accurate? It seems like every word has like 6 different translations.” – Hannah

So, yes Hannah, it can be very easy to start drowning in the ocean of language information poured out on you in the vast world wide web. But there are several things you can do to get the most accurate translation for your search. 

Here are the 5 ways to get an ACCURATE translation when looking up words online.  Continue reading 5 Ways to get ACCURATE Translations Online

Quick Tip #4: How to Pronounce Long Words

How to Pronounce Long and Difficult Words

Ever run across long words that get you tongue tied, and you can’t ever seem to get em right no matter how many times you practice – over and over and over again?  Well, before you give up, try this simple solution: Start at the end of the word and work backwards in smaller chunks. Continue reading Quick Tip #4: How to Pronounce Long Words

Free Video Course!

The Foreign Language Smart Start

Here is a small video course on how to start learning your first words in a foreign language.  You can find a link to it in the menu at the top of the page or click HERE.  Below is a list of the videos along with a brief description of what they cover.

Intro Video:  The above video explaining who I am and what’s covered in the course.

Video 1:  Pocket Phrases – Six phrases you should learn first, no matter who you are or what language you are learning

Video 2:  Habitat Language – Using the environment in which you live to help you build vocabulary.

Video 3:  Advanced Practicing Techniques – Five awesome language learning techniques you can use to create great practice for yourself

Spanish From Nothing Intro!

** All posts for my Spanish learning will be in the Spanish From Nothing section of my blog. You can access it from the main menu bar at the top of the page. **

Spanish From Nothing

Welcome to Spanish From Nothing at languagefromnothing.com! My name is Justin Ryan and I am excited to announce that the enitre point of my blog has finally arrived! Woohoo!

I will be learning another language – in this case Spanish – starting from nothing. Hence Spanish From Nothing. Yay!

What is Language From Nothing?

It is an experiment to test out a specific strategy designed to simplify the language learning process. Language learning can be confusing, time consuming, energy draining, and overwhelming. But I don’t believe it has to be – if you approach it in the right way. Continue reading Spanish From Nothing Intro!