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How to Make Your English Sound More Natural

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Learning English is incredibly difficult, which is something non-native speakers of English don’t always understand. The English language is insane, with rules that almost always have exceptions, homophones, homonyms, gerunds, and a ton of other things that make the language incredibly tricky to speak with native proficiency. So what’s an English language learner to do?(…)


How to Learn a Language When You Don’t Like Learning Languages

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There are some people who get excited by the mere prospect of learning a new language, and it’s a well-known fact that being passionate about a language is key to helping you achieve fluency. However, sometimes you’re required to learn a new language for a job, or a big move, or a number of other(…)


5 English Blockbusters to Boost Your Listening Skills

Working hard learning English? Why not take a break that won’t leave you feeling guilty for not studying? Watching movies is a great way to learn a language! You can enjoy your free time and relax after a long day of work while polishing your listening and pronunciation skills, as well as broadening your vocabulary.(…)


Are Some People Really Better at Accents Than Others?

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We all have that one friend who is capable of mimicking a wide array of accents with perfect ease. Being able to imitate Christopher Walken or Salma Hayek to perfection certainly makes for a cool party trick, but there’s also the subconscious side to being able to pick up accents with ease: you begin to(…)


What foreign language media is available in the USA?

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If you are learning languages sometimes having access to realia can bring a real boost to your studies. The internet has given us much of that, but thanks to the beautiful rich diversity of our societies today, a lot of the material we might normally search for online could be available in our own neighborhoods!(…)


The Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in India

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Last week we discovered that there is an astonishing wealth of languages spoken across India, ranging from widely spoken ones such as Hindi and English to the ones at threat of extinction, such as those of the Great Andamanese family. This week, we would like to give you a more realistic look at the most(…)


What volunteering opportunities exists in Brazil?

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If you are learning Portuguese, what better way to pick up the language than by being in a place that speaks the language? Brazil is the perfect example; how wouldn’t you pick up Portuguese while exploring this beautiful country? Though exploring can be expensive! So how about doing a little volunteering in Brazil to help(…)