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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

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

Bored with your language learning? Change it up!

Learning a new language is a little bit like a relationship. In the beginning there is an incredible amount of excitement as you are “in love” with the idea of learning this language. Then you hit the nuances of the language and this is the dating phase. You see both the beauty and the annoyances […]

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Posted on March 25, 2014 by

Bloom’s Two-Sigma Problem And What It Means To You

When it comes to language acquisition, there are some big players that come to mind. Noam Chomsky, the father of modern linguistics is perhaps the most well known. Another man that influenced the world of language learning is educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom. In 1984, Bloom discovered the Two-Sigma Problem. Bloom set out wanting to discover […]

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Posted on March 20, 2014 by

Pictures, Pets and Foreign Language

Something very little and dangerous has entered my workplace recently. It crept in so quietly that no one really had their guard up. We were all working along just fine and then – BAM!- out of nowhere an adorable puppy started frolicking around. Let’s face it – when a puppy is around, there is very […]

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Posted on March 11, 2014 by

FREE Foreign Language Translated eBooks and Audio Books

Reading comprehension and Foreign Language learning go hand-in-hand. However, in many modern students, the ability to read in a foreign language is too often trumped by the desire to get busy into the speaking aspect. In reality, reading is a crucial component of your language learning. Here are just a few benefits of learning to […]

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Posted on March 4, 2014 by

Turn Off The Television And Speak To Your Babies

About every six months or so another language learning program is introduced to American families. Varying programs use flashcards, sign language, or a variety of other props and methods to convince parents that their toddlers will surpass others if they just use this proven method. A new study that’s come out of Stanford University may […]

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Posted on February 27, 2014 by

When Speaking Is Not Enough

Many times we can assume that someone learning a foreign language is looking to add a language to their skill set. In some cases, this just isn’t the reality. Many people reach a point in life where they realize the deficiencies in their native language skills and want to get better. Allow me to explain. […]

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Posted on February 11, 2014 by

East vs. West: When Concepts Of Time and Culture Collide

I remember the first Filipino party that I ever attended. The host told us to be there at 5:30pm and so my husband and I (very naively) arrived at 5:25pm, on-time yet a little early. From the moment we stepped inside we were greeted with absolute chaos! Tita Fay still had her hair in curlers; […]

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Posted on January 28, 2014 by