Category Archives: language guru

Swedish Pronunciation: What You Can Do to Improve Your Accent

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So, you’ve been studying Swedish for a while. You have no trouble at all with Swedish tenses, you’ve memorized a huge list of Swedish idioms, and even your writing is getting better. Why is it, then, that some Swedish people don’t understand you when you speak? Most probably, the problem is your pronunciation. Conquering the(…)


6 Useful Japanese Phrases for Your Trip!

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Japan is a beautiful place to explore, visit, and work. Depending on your needs, desire, or even length of your stay, it may be incredibly helpful for you to learn Japanese. Japan uses Kanji (adapted Chinese symbols) and Katakana (for foreign words) and Hiragana (used with kanji for almost everything else) and is most definitely(…)


An Overview Arabic Pronunciation: Tips to Help You Speak Clearly

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How to Improve Your Arabic Pronunciation Study the sounds of Arabic using the guide below Expose yourself to the language Watch movies and imitate the dialogs Record yourself Take classes with a qualified native speaker   Learning a language that has a different alphabet from your own can be very challenging. So challenging, that you(…)


Everything You Need to Know About Afrikaans

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Even if you’ve never heard about Afrikaans, you might have guessed that it’s a South African language. However, as with most languages, there’s much more to Afrikaans than meets the eye. Afrikaans was born in Africa from its parent language — Dutch —, but nowadays it’s spoken in places such as Namibia, Botswana, and even(…)


5 Tips for Picking Up a Language Again After a Long Break

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Taking a break from learning a new language can be healthy, but sometimes a short two-week break can turn into months, then years, and before you know it you’ve forgotten nearly everything you learned in the first place. Maybe you set aside that language so you could focus on another, or you got too busy,(…)


5 Amazing TV and Radio Shows for Learning German

Learning German? Why not use TV and radio shows to help your studies? Click here to discover the best TV and radio shows to learn German!

Looking to learn German? Why not find some great TV and radio shows to help you pick up a little of the language! You can make notes on new vocabulary or just having something playing in the background to get your ear in. It’s a very convenient way of learning while doing house chores, working(…)


Foreign Language Grammar vs. Vocabulary: What’s More Important?

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  When learning a foreign language for whatever reason, mistakes are going to be made. Which of those are worse – grammar or vocabulary? And which is more important to learn, initially?   Explore our tailored language courses in your city or online!   Grammar’s Role in Speaking a Foreign Language   Grammar is an(…)


Drop your Old Textbook and Start Learning Languages Through Art!

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Though it’s often said that the best time to learn a new language is when you’re a child, there are some advantages of being an adult learner that are often overlooked. Unlike children, who are usually forced to study languages by their schools or their parents, adults only take up new activities when they feel(…)


8 Top Tips For Learning a Second Language

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  If you’re new to the world of language learning, you may be nervous about what lies ahead for you. Just like with any other type of undertaking, you’ve probably heard the good, the bad, and the ugly from friends and family on what it’s like to learn a second language. Is it tough? Yes.(…)