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4 Ways to Know When and How to Learn a Third Language

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Language learning can be addictive. It is always exciting to learn to communicate in a foreign language, and there tends to be a point in the learning process where things sort of ‘click’ and you find you can suddenly use the language more naturally and effectively. Making such strides in your second language can leave(…)


It’s Never Too Late to Learn a Language

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There are some of you out there, we’re sure, who read all our lovely articles about learning languages then click out them thinking, that’s just not for me (please don’t do that!!). But we are here to assure you, that learning languages truly is for everyone. Whether it’s time, circumstance, or attention span that is(…)


Can You Teach Your Child a Language You’re Not Fluent In?

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The majority of parents probably wouldn’t mind having their children grow up speaking more than one language. Whether it’s learning Chinese because of its global influence, or acquiring the native language of a country you’ve immigrated to, learning more than one language is certain to give your child a head start in life. However, many(…)


Tips to Master the Easiest and Hardest Languages to Learn

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The ease or difficulty involved in learning another language is often a factor in which ones we choose to study. High-school students tend to go with French and Spanish for a reason: because these are easier and take less time to learn than, say Chinese, or Hungarian. But others love tackling the hard ones because(…)


Don’t Skip out on South Africa’s 7 Must-Dos

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South Africa is a country full of diversity. From the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal to the white sand beaches of the Western Cape, it offers a special something for every traveler. Are you planning a trip to the Africa’s southern-most country? Check out our list of seven things to do on your next visit to Mzansi.(…)


5 Small Ways to Learn a Language Every Day

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Learning a new language takes time, discipline, and effort, but that doesn’t mean you’re only effectively learning when spending hours pouring over a grammar or vocab textbook. In language learning the small study opportunities are just as important as big ones, and little things can lead to big results. So how about putting your textbook(…)


Expats Abroad: You May or May Not Have Mail

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The contingencies of expat life are myriad, fluid, unique, and occasionally blessed with exception. While contending with a mind-boggling number of challenges in your new home, the life you’ve “left behind” doesn’t end as much as it lingers in the distant background. Today’s digital nomad may be free to roam the planet, but somewhere, someplace,(…)


The Most Hated Words in English

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Is there a word that prickles your skin, raises the short hairs on the back of your neck, or just in general makes you feel sick? Did you even know about this phenomenon? That a simple word with no political or hateful connotations can make normal person uncomfortable. Well, it’s a thing, and it seems(…)


Learning Myths Debunked

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True or false: Metacognition (the thinking about thinking) is just as important for learning as raw intelligence? Learning should be spaced out over time? Right brain thinkers learn differently from left brain thinkers? Intelligence is fixed at birth? A good teacher can teach any subject? Any thoughts? Well, these are just a few of the(…)


Brain Benefits of Being Bilingual

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“Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.” – Dave Barry I have always envied those raised bilingually. Those who slip so easily from one tongue to another.(…)