Colin Gorrie

Language and linguistics online

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Hi! I'm Colin Gorrie. Welcome to my home on the internet. My mission is to make accurate information about linguistics, language learning, and writing available to as many people as I can.

This page serves as a way into my writing and other projects, broken down by topic.

All resources are free except those marked with the 💰 icon.


  • I teach a linguistics course aimed at people with no prior background called Language and Thought. This is a live, cohort-based course that places linguistics in conversation with philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and cognitive science to answer the question: Are the limits of my language the limits of my world? 💰
  • If you'd like to meet other people interested in linguistics, you may be interested in our Discord community called Friends of the Schwa (invite link).

Language learning

  • Start with my interview with Natasha Lipman on The Rest Room podcast (article, audio), which gives an overview of how I approach language learning.
  • Then, if you want to get a bit more into the details, check out the first half of my interview with Celine Park from Hyperlink Academy, which explains more of the basis behind my approach.
  • If you want to get even more technical, check out the notes on Second Language Acquisition in my digital garden.
  • Finally, I teach a regular live cohort-based course called Meta-Skills for Language Learning. This course explores the science behind how we learn languages, and offers a space to work together in a small group to improve your language learning practice. 💰

Teaching and learning online


  • I teach an introductory conlanging course called Language Construction for Beginners every few months. This is a live cohort-based course, where we roll up our sleeves and build languages from scratch. 💰

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