New in the ‘Life as a Bilingual’ series on the Psychology Today blog, Helping Others Become Bilingual highlights the need for ‘linguistic altruism’ in second language learning. Pavlenko shares her tips for encouraging others to practice their linguistic skills, and it all boils down to cultivating an atmosphere of patience and kindness. This ultimately indicates that, at a time when foreign language learning in the UK is at an all-time low, it is vital to cheer on new learners, hoping that others will do the same for us.