Korean Food: The Flavors Of Community

My husband and I have been part of a Korean American faith community for the past seven and a half years. One aspect of religious life for Korean Americans is the idea of a shared meal. In honor of the many friends we have made (and the women who cook for more than 200 people […]

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Posted on July 20, 2016 by

Kyzyl, Russia: The Center of Asia

There are certain sights, sounds and smells that immediately take me back in time. When the smell of burning rubber permeates the air I think of Kenya. I am transported to sitting in Nairobi traffic, windows down and diesel fuel pouring in through the windows. It’s the smell of earth, dirt and sweat that drips […]

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Posted on July 8, 2016 by

Million Scarlet Roses: Memories and Music

When I was in Russia in the summer of 2002 there was a song that was always playing on the radio, being sung around campfires or whistled from passersby. I even attended a 10-day intense English language learning camp and on the night of the talent show a nine-year-old boy stood up and blew me […]

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Posted on October 2, 2014 by

Stuttering and Foreign Language

When I was five years old and ready for kindergarten, I proudly walked to school for ‘kindergarten round up day’ to meet my teacher. I sported a side pony tail and wore a little plaid skirt, so excited to join the ranks of those before me on my path to educational success! Prior to entering […]

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Posted on September 23, 2014 by

Vacation Spots Where English Is Widely Spoken

With all of the amazing places in the world to visit, one cannot possibly expect to learn all of the languages it would take to get there! Even though we focus on language learning at Live Lingua, we also focus on our love of traveling and experiencing new sounds and sites. While it would be wonderful […]

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Posted on August 26, 2014 by

Polyglots, hyperglots, and language, oh my!

When you enter the world of language learning, before too long you will start to hear some interesting words. Someone may ask if you are a polyglot,or a hyperglot. They might inquire as to your motivation behind learning a language. This blog offers some simple definitions to help you navigate the vocabulary of language learning […]

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Posted on July 23, 2014 by

Words Missing In The English Language

Have you ever tested your native language and felt that it was lacking? Sometimes one word says it all and sometimes one word is well, lacking that full oomph that you need to make a point, express an emotion or describe a situation. Recently, my husband and I celebrated a wedding anniversary. While trying to […]

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Posted on June 19, 2014 by

Pondering Unwritten Languages

Today I opened a favorite book and began to read. As far as opening sentences go for blog posts, that’s probably not the most shocking. It’s kind of like what happens on Facebook when you scroll through the statuses of your friends. You usually find out someone has just eaten a corndog, is headed home […]

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Posted on June 5, 2014 by

Ben Franklin The Linguist

Ben Franklin was an inventor, a political leader, a scientist and a writer. He dabbled in electricity, mathematics and cartography. If you wear bifocals you can thank Ben Franklin who invented the spectacles in 1784 for his own personal use. He also made small edits to the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. With […]

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Posted on May 29, 2014 by

6 Must See Sites In Portugal

Ah, Portugal! It is a beautiful country full of breathtaking sites. Here are our top 6 must-see sites when using your amazing Portuguese language skills to explore the country: 1. Ericeira: No visit to Portugal is complete without an ocean-side view. If you venture to the western coast of Portugal, you will find Ericeira. The community […]

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Posted on May 27, 2014 by