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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(…)


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,(…)


Oh Mio Dio! Phrases and Gestures to Avoid Using in Italy

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Italy is an amazing country to explore and visit, especially if you’re learning the language. You’ll have more than enough opportunities to practice a few key phrases while drinking a caffé or chowing down on some delicious antipasti. Coming from North America, you may find some cultural differences in Italy that are hard to adjust(…)


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(…)


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.(…)


“What Languages Are Spoken In Iceland?’’ More Like What Language Is Spoken in Iceland!

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Unlike countries like India or Switzerland, where several national languages and dialects are spoken in different regions, Iceland is largely a monolingual country. This doesn’t mean, of course, that Icelanders are unfamiliar with foreign languages. In fact, most of them are very fluent in multiple languages such as English and Danish, but that’s only because(…)


How to Keep Your Students Motivated: A Guide for Language Teachers

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Motivation is key to learning a language. If your students are genuinely interested in developing their language skills, they’ll improve much more quickly, as well as create a positive classroom environment that’s conducive to learning. Unfortunately, not all students are as excited about learning a language as you are about teaching it. If you’re dealing(…)