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Reverse Culture Shock

Do you know what reverse culture shock is? Well, let’s start with just culture shock. Culture shock is something that happens when you go abroad. It’s being shocked about all the different culture, unfamiliarity, and overall everything new that you can experience in another country. It’s a disorientated feeling that you can get due to […]

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Posted on September 9, 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

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

The Best of Paris

What are some hot spots in Paris? I’m so glad you ask. I love France and I can’t wait to go back. Paris, of course, is a favorite of mine. There are so many thing to do and see. What’s one to do?! I didn’t have enough time when I was there, and I only […]

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Posted on May 15, 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

What Makes A Good French Crepe

A new French cafe has moved into my neighborhood. This is both wonderful and scary at the same time. Wonderful because of the fragrant deliciousness that awaits and scary as I’m not sure my waistline can handle anymore sweets! If you have never had the perfect crêpe then you should get online right now and search for […]

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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

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

Paris Must-See Sites

When I think of all the great adventures that await us in life, I frequently think of Dr. Seuss and his book  Oh The Places You’ll Go. If you’ve never read this book (which you should, by the way) it starts with: Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and […]

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Posted on March 27, 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