Creating Your Skype Account & Username

Skype is a free software that allows you to speak with voice and video with people from all over the world. If you have not already installed Skype yet you can learn how to do through our tutorial here on How to download and install Skype. If you have already installed Skype but still need […]

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Posted on August 16, 2014 by

Downloading & Installing Skype

NOTE: The webpages on www.skype.com are constantly being enhanced. So, they may change from time to time.  We will try our best to update this document when major changes take place. Downloading and installing Skype is easy, and it’s free! You can download and install your Skype connection in a matter of minutes, and then […]

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Posted on August 16, 2014 by

Is Arabic a difficult language to learn?

Article By Sarah Bromley.  Sarah has been learning Arabic for several years and is the owner of Arabic Reading Course. Many people have the impression that Arabic is a difficult language to learn. When I tell people I learn Arabic, this is usually their first reaction. While I do find some aspects of learning Arabic […]

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Posted on August 5, 2014 by

If Only Language Learning Were This Easy.

  Don’t you wish we could just plug into a computer and learn another language, like in the Matrix? What would that be like…. With the advent of tools like Skype for live language lessons like those with Live Lingua, free online tools like Duo Lingo and Memrise we are closer to making this a […]

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Posted on July 24, 2014 by

Common mistakes when learning German

Foreigners studying German find that it is a difficult language because of its large, complicated set of grammar, spelling and pronunciation rules, and lack of any apparent rules in some cases. It is alright for them to make mistakes; this in fact helps them pick up the language faster. A list of common mistakes that […]

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Posted on May 20, 2014 by

I am so embarazada

One of the best reasons to learn another language, whether it be Spanish, French or English is to avoid saying something you don’t mean to.  Here is one of the examples the Live Lingua director, Ray Blakney, experienced first hand for many months when he was learning Spanish.  Nobody told him that “embarazada” did not […]

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Posted on March 5, 2014 by

How to Use Twiducate in Classrooms

Back in 2009, a creative teacher from Ontario, Canada decided there need to be more free online resources for educators. This teacher then built upon the ideas behind social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, and thus Live Lingua made the Twiducate Platform was formed. In 2011 it was taken over by a programmer in the […]

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Posted on January 21, 2014 by

Tweet your Students Right: Twitter in Schools Potentially Increases Grades and Engagement

Most forward-thinking educators have probably been considering the possible benefits of including social media in their coursework for some time now. The use of social media, however, especially at the primary level, is still not a common part of the typical classroom experience. In fact, as we all know (and probably even grapple with ourselves, […]

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Posted on November 30, 2013 by

Exceptional Teachers Win Award (Twiducate Mentioned)

BEIRUT: “They were so happy to have new friends,” recalls Rawya Shatila about her student’s initial reaction to embarking on an international educational collaboration with a class in Colorado. Shatila had tried to explain to her students that they had friends in another country, but until they saw their own writing on their class’s blog, […]

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Posted on September 7, 2013 by

Peace Corps Volunteers Create Translation App

NOTE: While Live Lingua does not have any direct relationship with the founders were both affiliated with it (as a volunteer and as a trainer).  They continue to maintain contact with the organization and work to assist the organization and the volunteers in any way they can. Four Peace Corps Volunteers in Zambia, working closely […]

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Posted on April 30, 2013 by