Italian For Travelers

The Italian language is filled with little nuances and idiosyncrasies yet if you are looking for survival phrases it is a relatively easy language to get around with minimal proficiency. We’ve tried to think through the basic phrases that a foreign traveler would need for an Italian vacation. Even if you are not mastering the […]

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Posted on May 22, 2014 by

Free Ways To Teach Your Children About Language and Culture

As someone who enjoys different cultures it is important that I pass down this same sense of respect and excitement to my children. Even though we live in a large and very diverse metropolis, I want to make sure that I intentionally help them soak up language and culture. As a parent, diversity and global […]

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Posted on May 13, 2014 by

Mandarin Tongue Twisters!

Our regular readers know that we are anxiously awaiting the school lottery to see if my son has been accepted into a dual language program this fall. If we are successful, he will begin the process of learning Mandarin Chinese. His kindergarten will be conducted 90% in Mandarin and 10% English, with those numbers shifting […]

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Posted on May 6, 2014 by

All About Labor Day

On Monday, September 2nd the majority of Americans will take time off of work to rest. Businesses will close their doors and federal offices will be dark as a country that is constantly on the go has set aside a day of ceasing, stopping and catching their breath. Labor Day, an official holiday of the […]

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Posted on May 1, 2014 by

What Makes A Good French Crepe

If you’re heading to France, particularly Paris, you are likely overwhelmed with the amount advice and recommendations people are throwing your way. Here’s one that should stick out: eat some crepes! They are absolutely one of the most simple culinary delights in a food culture full of allstars. A new French cafe has moved into […]

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Posted on April 29, 2014 by

President Obama Proves That Language Is Powerful

If you’ve been paying attention to the political landscape in the U.S. then you’ve probably seen the little phrase “Obamacare” come up too many times to count. Before you get nervous, this is NOT a political post. I repeat – this is NOT a political post. 🙂 However, something has happened in the midst of […]

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Posted on April 22, 2014 by

Classical Vs Modern Standard Arabic

The Arabic language is over 1600 years old. It is a Semitic language that is spoken by over 200 million people all around the world. The spread of the Arabic language coincides with the spread of Islam across the Middle East, predominantly during the 6th and 7th centuries. Even though the language is  old, it […]

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Posted on April 17, 2014 by

Improve Your English Reading

Some of our readers on Live Lingua are working to improve their English language skills to help them in their studies. As any college student knows, reading plays a huge role in college education! For many second language learners low reading skills can create huge headaches when trying to navigate through the mountain of homework […]

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Posted on April 15, 2014 by

Top Languages To Learn For International Business

When we think of language learning, we often think of school requirements that one needs to graduate. A huge industry outside of the academic setting is business men and women that are learning language to further their career. In this world of language learning, picking the right language often involves a strategic business move, as […]

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Posted on April 8, 2014 by

Most Common Mistakes For Someone Learning French

Although we like to focus on the positive here at Live Lingua, sometimes it helps to identify some of the more common language mistakes when it comes to learning a new language. In this blog post, let’s take a few moments to unpack some of the most common mistakes in the French language, especially for […]

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Posted on April 3, 2014 by