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Language switching

Have you ever wondered how bilingual people can switch between languages so easily? According to new research, it seems they have separate “sound systems”. The study, at the University of Arizona, looked at 32 Spanish-English bilinguals. It tested them on some ‘rare’ words in Spanish and English, finding that if participants heard the words in(…)


Pinterest for language learning

In case you haven’t heard of it, Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website, where you can ‘pin’ images from around the web on boards that you’ve created. You can also use it to help with your language learning. For example, you could use it to pin prompt cards, visual reminders of words, or infographics(…)


Speak up!

I think it would be fair to say that speaking is the main problem area of my language learning attempts. Whilst I’ve had some success picking up individual words, and have decent reading skills in Spanish, speaking aloud is my big weakness. My biggest fear is getting words wrong – I dislike being incorrect. This(…)


Word talks

You’ve probably heard of the famous TED talks. Well, TED have created a playlist of talks that have been given on various aspects of language. I particularly like Patricia Ryan’s talk, titled ‘Don’t insist on English!’. It’s all about how the focus on English may halt the spread of ideas in other languages. As we(…)