Visiting Corinto, Nicaragua

A long time ago, in a different life, I worked aboard an ocean-going tug boat, the Falcon. Our crew personified “Southern American.” I was the youngest member of the crew by almost 10 years and had more formal education than anyone else on board. When we were tasked to haul a barge loaded with grain […]

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Posted on July 19, 2017 by

Experiences in Caen, France

I had been in France for all of 5 days. The language sounded like a series of snarls and grunts. A lot like the Cajun I had become familiar with while working on the Mississippi River and New Orleans. Paris had left a bad taste in my mouth; I was an American who didn’t speak […]

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Posted on July 12, 2017 by

A view on the language barrier

Not many people travel abroad. Those that do have almost certainly encountered the language barrier at some point. If they haven’t, they probably haven’t experienced much of the foreign country they are visiting or traveled to a place where English is the lingua franca. I have been humbled by my inability to communicate in man […]

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Posted on July 5, 2017 by

75 Useful Cognates in Spanish

Guess what, Spanish learners? Even if you’re a total beginner, we’re betting you could instantly recognize 75 (or maybe more) Spanish vocabulary words, instantly. How could that be? It’s time to learn about false cognates – that is, words that sound the same (or almost the same), AND have the same meaning. So even if […]

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Posted on June 27, 2016 by

LiveLingua.com Named on Entrepreneur360™’s “Classics” List!

Live Lingua has been chosen from among hundreds of America’s top companies as one of the 15  Entrepreneur360™’s “Classics” for 2015.  This is the first year that Entrepreneur Magazine has given this recognition, and Live Lingua is the only education company to win an award in this category. The businesses in this category – a category comprised by […]

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Posted on October 21, 2015 by

Skype in the Classroom

Ever since Skype was sold by eBay in 2009 and its visibility skyrocketed, it’s become an increasingly popular tool in the classroom. In fact, so many tech-savvy teachers have been using it that Skype has recently developed a tool specifically for teachers and their classrooms. The program, called “Skype in the classroom”, was just released […]

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Posted on June 25, 2015 by

Xmas carols from around the world.

With Christmas fast approaching the sounds of Christmas carols are common.  But if you have traveled you know that not everybody sings the same songs, and even the same songs sound different and have different words around the world.  Here are some Christmas songs from different parts of the world for you and you family […]

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Posted on December 15, 2014 by

10 English Words & Phrases From Spanish

It’s a fact that English is the language that most influences Spanish today. But back in history, the Spanish Empire was so powerful and broad that it gave us many terms that were borrowed by English and other languages. A while ago I read the book Spanish Word Histories and Mysteries: English Words that Come […]

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Posted on August 19, 2014 by

How To Add Contact In Skype

Now that your Skype is set up and you have everything ready in your Skype account all you need to do is add your Live Lingua teacher as a contact and you will be set to go!  Adding your teacher only has to be done once.  Here are the steps. NOTE: In some cases, your […]

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Posted on August 16, 2014 by

Setting Up Skype Account

If you have already downloaded and installed Skype and created your Skype login, then the first time you log in to your account you will be asked to customize your account.  All the steps in customizing your account can be skipped and done later but by doing it you will make it easier for the people […]

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Posted on August 16, 2014 by