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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

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

Parlez-vous français?

Well do you? Parlez-vous français means, ‘do you speak French?’ If you do, you will be able to get around on 5 continents! French is actually second after English in terms of number of countries that speak the language as their official or one of their official languages. French is spoken in 33 country and […]

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Posted on March 18, 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

Romantic European cities

When it comes to romance, Europe has got it covered. With the majority of the most romantic cities concentrated in Western Europe, you can just call Europe ‘The Love Continent.’ Seriously! What cities do you think of when you think of love and romance? It’s in Europe isn’t it? See, Europe is really the spot […]

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Posted on February 25, 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

Why do we call food “French” and what does it mean?

I recently was standing in the kitchen slathering toast with an egg, milk, cinnamon and sugar mix, and slapping it onto the griddle. Voila! French toast becomes a quick and easy dinner for our family when momma doesn’t feel like cooking! Then I began to wonder why it is called French toast? What about french […]

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Posted on January 30, 2014 by