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YOUR MOTHER TONGUE

Warning: contains coarse language I knew it! You read “coarse” and you are curious about this article. So, pardon my French and keep reading it. From the back cover: After centuries of war we Europeans are trying to get along together, but we keep treading on each other’s toes. Tread on an English toe and […]

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Posted on October 15, 2017 by

How To Curse In German

Over the course of your life, you’ll likely encounter a few opinion-based statements that are passed off as fact in mainstream society. ‘The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock bands of all time,’ for instance, is a statement that is simply hard to argue even for those who aren’t fans of the band. […]

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Posted on September 15, 2017 by

Step by step and you will learn it!

    Recently, I was in a conference and some students asked me: Matteo, are there any steps we should follow to learn a foreign language properly?  I think about it. My conclusion is: there are no official steps to reach, for example, an intermediate level in a language. But, surely, there are some steps […]

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Posted on September 15, 2017 by

German: Yes or No? More Reasons…

After  the last post, do you still have some doubts about learning German? Here other three good ( or bad?) reason: NO: 3. Because nouns have three genders  and very few rules explain why we should choose  der, die or das Not only are there three different genders (masculine, feminine and neuter), but in most […]

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Posted on November 15, 2016 by

German language : Yes or No?

Many students are scared of learning German. To be honest, some grammar rules are very difficult but, to some extent, it can be easier than English. Because of its nature, I decided to gather five negative reasons against learning German and five positive ones in favour of learning it. Five reasons why it is hard […]

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Posted on October 30, 2016 by

The dictionary of untraslatables

Do you struggle to understand some concepts, words or even sentences in the foreign language you are learning? Maybe it is time to read the weirdest book the twenty-first century ever published so far: Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon. Written by a French philologist, Barbara Cassin, this fantastic and interesting book is also available […]

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Posted on July 30, 2016 by

More useful languages for job

Last time I left you guys with my top 4 most useful languages (If you missed it, check the previous post please). Here are the rest of my rankings:   Russian Russian is still a very important language for trading, especially for the Mediterranean (e.g. Italy, Greece) and Post-Soviet countries (e.g. Ukraine, Baltic States and […]

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Posted on May 15, 2016 by

The most useful languages for job

Speaking more than one language is important for the job market. Nowadays, even if English is becoming the international lingua franca, still not everyone in the world speaks it, even in trade and tourism sectors. So, which other languages are worth studying, besides English? Every language can be interesting and fun to learn but if […]

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Posted on May 9, 2016 by

LiveLingua.com Named on Entrepreneur360™’s “Classics” List!

Live Lingua has been chosen from among hundreds of America’s top companies as one of the 15  Entrepreneur360™’s “Classics” for 2015.  This is the first year that Entrepreneur Magazine has given this recognition, and Live Lingua is the only education company to win an award in this category. The businesses in this category – a category comprised by […]

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Posted on October 21, 2015 by

Stuttering and Foreign Language

When I was five years old and ready for kindergarten, I proudly walked to school for ‘kindergarten round up day’ to meet my teacher. I sported a side pony tail and wore a little plaid skirt, so excited to join the ranks of those before me on my path to educational success! Prior to entering […]

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Posted on September 23, 2014 by