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Hey there! I write a blog called Monoglot Anxiety about learning to teach yourself languages: getting started, finding the right resources, staying motivated, and navigating the intermediate plateau and beyond.

Monoglot Anxiety isn't another polyglot blog with a magic hack to language learning that will catapult you from "hello" to fluency in a week, a month, or a year. It's not even written by a polyglot. On a good day, I'm a 1.8-glot. There are enough talented polyglots out there already writing inspirational blogs all about how to make language learning easy.

But this blog isn't about things being easy, it's about things being hard! The struggle! The fight! Clawing your way from A1 to A2 (and maybe further!) with blood, sweat, and lots and lots of coffee!

More precisely, it is a humble and I hope entertaining take on language learning viewed through the lens of my experience learning German, Italian, and Danish. I write reviews, round up helpful resources, share my favorite media for immersion, and experiment with language-learning strategies as I learn to be a better learner — and I hope you'll join me as you grow as a language learner, too.

I hope to see you out there in the comments, on twitter @monoglotanxiety, or in my inbox at [email protected]