Language Toolbox

There is no magic formula for learning a language, but there are certainly things you can do to learn more effectively and efficiently.  Success depends upon making the most of your time on task by choosing learning strategies and study tools that work for you.

If you are taking a course through the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, you will spend much of your language learning time studying on your own in preparation for intensive one-on-one or small group learning sessions.

This website is about making the most of your individual study time, so that you can make significant progress in your language each week and make the most of all your opportunities to use the language in your formal sessions and beyond.

The same strategies, tools, and techniques can be used to maintain your language skills during winter and summer breaks and to enhance your language learning during study abroad or other language immersion experiences.

These resources are organized into short bits of information so that you can quickly find techniques and tools related to a particular skill and then start to apply them in your language practice time. There are also links to external resources you can use to explore more language learning tools and activities in depth.