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Category Archives: French

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

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

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