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5 Language Learning Tips You Should Absolutely Ignore

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Whenever you set out to learn something completely new, it seems like there’s always quite a few people full of tips on how best to accomplish your goal. While advice from someone who has been there and done that can be great, it’s important to know which tips are really the most effective and which(…)


“Froyo” and Other Funky Words Added to the Dictionary this Year

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It seems that the words added annually to the Oxford Dictionary or Merriam-Webster get more and more interesting with each passing year. Last year, we were gifted with the popular acronym “YOLO” (a word so overused people simply stopped using it), and, weird shortened versions of words like “‘Merica”. Suffice it to say, new words(…)


5 Reasons Why You Should be Learning Portuguese

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Whenever people decide to embark on a language learning journey, they tend to choose languages like Spanish or French. It’s not all that surprising considering these two languages are common staples in most learning institutions. Portuguese seems to be a much less popular choice, which is mind-boggling considering all the benefits there are to learning(…)


Tips for Convincing People to Speak to You in Their Language (And Not English)

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Picture this: you’re sitting at a restaurant in a small French town waiting for the server to come to take your order. You’re talking yourself up, rehearsing what you’re going to say in French so you get it just right, when the waiter walks up and asks in English: ‘Ready to order?’ Most language learners(…)


Can AI Language Be Prone to Racial and Gender Biases, Too?

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One of the more idealistic aspects of a world with AI in it, is that we’ll finally be free of petty human prejudices. Using AI would create equal opportunities, regardless of gender or race. It wouldn’t matter what your sexual orientation is or where you hail from, with the right algorithms jobs will be merit-based,(…)


Procrastinating Learning a New Language? Here’s 3 Common Stumbling Blocks & How to Beat Them

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There are so many people who genuinely want to learn a new language, and yet never follow through. It seems that intention doesn’t always translate into action, regardless of how much you wish it would! Procrastination can be the death of learning anything, whether you dream of acquiring the skills to be a strong swimmer,(…)


4 Tips to Help You Learn a Language Like a Kid

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There are lots of benefits to learning a new language as an adult. We grown-ups tend to be more dedicated, focused, and prepared for the ups and downs of language learning. However, it’s hard not to be envious of the way kids are able to learn a foreign tongue. They make it look so effortless(…)


4 Great Reasons to Learn Chinese

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You may have already heard that Chinese is taking over the world! With over a billion people speaking Chinese all around the globe, this is an incredibly widespread tongue. When even Mark Zuckerberg decides to try his hand at learning Chinese, you know there must be something to it. After all, Chinese is quickly becoming(…)


5 Ways Learning a New Language Will Change Your Life

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Language learning can put a strain on your time, energy, and yes, sometimes your wallet, which is why it’s so often difficult to truly commit. If you know anything about effectively learning a language, you’re aware that you’ll have to dedicate time on a daily basis to the goal of conquering a new tongue. If(…)


10 of The Weirdest Words in the English Language

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Becoming fluent in English is a tricky business, and even it is your native tongue it’s certain to surprise you again and again. Sure, you can talk with ease on topics such as religion, politics, and global warming, but do you know how truly strange the English language can be? Learn a little more about(…)