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How To Curse In Russian

Perhaps it was those cold nights in Siberia, sitting around in the dark house. Or on the city streets of Moscow, where citizens focus on their ‘bychit’ boldness (to conduct yourself like a bull). Whatever the reason, there isn’t a language on Earth that has more attitude and personality in its swearing than Russian. Cursing […]

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Posted on November 3, 2017 by

Russian language: some tips by an expert

According to Professor Viktor Shaklein, who has been teaching for 40 years the language of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, learning Russian is not that easy but not impossible, of course. So I decided to translate some excerpts from his recent interview appeared on this website. His answers provide very useful tips about how starting to learn […]

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Posted on September 30, 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

Kyzyl, Russia: The Center of Asia

There are certain sights, sounds and smells that immediately take me back in time. When the smell of burning rubber permeates the air I think of Kenya. I am transported to sitting in Nairobi traffic, windows down and diesel fuel pouring in through the windows. It’s the smell of earth, dirt and sweat that drips […]

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Posted on July 8, 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

Xmas carols from around the world.

With Christmas fast approaching the sounds of Christmas carols are common.  But if you have traveled you know that not everybody sings the same songs, and even the same songs sound different and have different words around the world.  Here are some Christmas songs from different parts of the world for you and you family […]

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Posted on December 15, 2014 by

Million Scarlet Roses: Memories and Music

When I was in Russia in the summer of 2002 there was a song that was always playing on the radio, being sung around campfires or whistled from passersby. I even attended a 10-day intense English language learning camp and on the night of the talent show a nine-year-old boy stood up and blew me […]

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Posted on October 2, 2014 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