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Learn Spanish with Pronunciation Games

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Learning Spanish can be tough, and one of the hardest things is mastering its beautiful but unfamiliar sounds. This is not only because there are many Spanish phonemes that do not exist in English (we are looking at you, Spanish R!), but also because there are a few familiar letters that are pronounced differently than(…)


5 Easy Tips to Boost Your American English Speaking Skills

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If you studied English in a British school (or with a British English textbook!), you may be up for a big surprise once you arrive in America. Though the variety of English spoken in the US is only slightly different from British English in terms of grammar, the differences in pronunciation are much more noticeable.(…)


20 Mexican Slang Words and Spanish Phrases that You Need to Know

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If you’ve just arrived in Mexico and you cannot understand half of what the locals are saying, don’t start hyperventilating. You didn’t get on the wrong plane. The explanation is probably very simple: despite your efforts as a Spanish learner, you may be a bit lacking in the Mexican slang department. Knowing Mexican slang words(…)


Unique Indian Traditions to Know Before Traveling

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When most people think about India, the first thing that comes to mind is its many customs and traditions, from their striking religious imagery to their colorful clothes and carefully arranged meals. There are so many of them, in fact, that it can be difficult to know where to start. But one thing is for(…)


Watch and Learn: 6 Must-See Foreign Documentary Films

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Have you ever watched a foreign documentary film and felt the urge to leave everything behind and explore new cultures? Watching foreign films is one of the best ways to get the feel of a people and its culture, which is why Korean movies on Netflix are such a hit! All you have to do(…)


5 English Books that Intermediate Learners Will Love

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If you love reading in English but you’re often let down by the type of articles included in English textbooks, it may be time for you to explore the fascinating world of American and British literature (yes, as in actual English books!) →Sign Up Now: Free Trial English Lesson With a Native Teacher!← Yes, I’m(…)


How to Turn Your Favourite Hobbies Into Language-Learning Experiences

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When people speak about learning languages as an adult vs. learning as a child, it’s very common to hear that children are like sponges who absorb everything you toss their way. While it’s true that adults have to work harder in order to acquire new skills, we have two big advantages over children that people(…)


Spanish Immersion Without Travelling: How to Achieve This

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People always say that the best thing you can do to achieve fluency in your target language is to spend a few months in a country where you will have to use it every day. However, unless you’re a digital nomad looking for your next destination, this plan may be impossible to carry out. So,(…)


Oscars 2022: Best International Feature Films and What You Can Learn From Them

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. The movie awards season is finally coming to an end. On March 27 2022, the very best of the film industry drive back home with a bunch of Oscars under their arm. While most people will tune in for the movies or the dresses, the Academy Awards is(…)


7 Spanish Proverbs And What They Teach Us About Spanish-Speaking Cultures

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Phrases like “A bad workman always blames his tools” and “All that glitters is not gold” have two things in common. First, they have been consistently used across several English-speaking generations. And second, not many of us know where they come from. Now that you’ve finally decided to study Spanish, what about doing things differently(…)