Do’s and Don’ts of Good Language Learning Habits

  Language learning success is all about building the right habits. If you build productive habits from day one, language learning becomes a lot easier. Of course, there are habits of things to do, and habits of things to avoid, so we’ve compiled a list of Do’s and a list of Don’t’s to help you […]

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Posted on July 30, 2017 by

8 Tips to Stay Motivated When Learning A Language

When you’re learning a language, it’s important to stay motivated and keep putting in the work in order to see results. Here are some tips to help avoid overwhelm and stay motivated. Study the basic grammar. It’s important to understand the basic grammar to speak a language properly. You cannot avoid it, and if you […]

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Posted on July 15, 2017 by

Shadowing: A Language Learning Method

    Ever heard of shadowing? This is a language learning technique used to improve pronunciation and to help you remember the words you are repeating. If you don’t have time to train yourself in pronunciation, I suggest trying this technique.     Shadowing In Short   Shadowing involves exact copying (like following a shadow), […]

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Posted on June 30, 2017 by

How to Learn Basic Korean

Korean ((한국어, 조선말, Hangugeo, Chosŏnmal)  is not only  the official language spoken in North and South Korea, but also in Yanbian, a Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. It is a difficult and charming language, historically and culturally rich, and still debated where it comes from. If you are curious about the Korean world, follow these […]

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Posted on June 15, 2017 by

British English vs. American English: Key Differences to Learn

English is often considered one of the most practical foreign languages someone can learn, but when you decide to learn it, you also have to decide which English variant you’ll speak. The English language has several variants that have developed and evolved over the years, through domination and colonization. The most commonly used, and most commonly […]

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Posted on May 30, 2017 by

Spanish Cognates: Learn Spanish Fast With Words You Already Know

Think learning vocab is hard? If you’re learning one of the Romance languages like Spanish or French, lucky you, because odds are you already know hundreds of words in your target language. English words have been adopted into many languages over time, and it’s been happening more and more lately. This is called anglicism, which […]

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Posted on May 15, 2017 by

7 Chinese taboos (part 2)

  In the previous post, we talk about some Chinese taboos, here’s a few more: 4.Never say “我 不是 东西 (wǒ bú shì Dongxi)” This sentence will certainly confuse: the words “东 (Dong)” and “西 (xi)” mean east and west, right? True, but when we match them, they have a new meaning: “thing”. For example, […]

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Posted on April 30, 2017 by

7 Chinese Taboos

Everybody knows when you visit a foreign country you should adapt to the new environment. Of course, there will be some “weird” customs you are not familiar with. Let me help you to avoid naïve behavior. Among those, there is the large taboo topic. Some of them are pretty well known:  for example, eating with […]

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Posted on April 15, 2017 by

Italian: Soft Z or Hard Z?

The Soft Z is usually written   as “long z” in phonetical dictionaries. It comes from latin, of course. Here are some examples: prandium – pranzo (lunch); radius – razzo (rocket). Here the Z with a soft sound: 1) when it is  followed by two vowels, but the first one is not an  “I”: zoo, zuavo […]

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Posted on March 30, 2017 by

Common mistakes when we learn a foreign language

When we learn a new language, we make a lot of mistakes. Below I have tried to gather briefly some concerns  about  how you should NOT learn a foreign language: 1) Not be a regular learner.You cannot learn a language if you are not constant. You learn some new words this week, then the next one […]

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Posted on March 15, 2017 by