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The Compact Guide To Fluency For Struggling Language Learners

The Compact Guide To Fluency For Struggling Language Learners

Face it. You’re a language learner, not a perfectionist. And yet, isn’t fluency all about getting it right? You care about being perceived as intelligent and personable. Just as you are in your mother tongue. And you’re smart enough to know that if you want to be taken seriously, you’ve got to come across as...
3 Reasons Why You're Still an Intermediate Level Language Learner

3 Reasons Why You’re Still an Intermediate Level Language Learner

Note from Luca: Sam is currently one of the TOP 3 finalists in an international Korean speaking contest hosted by Korea’s largest broadcasting company, KBS. Watch him put some his advice to use in his entry video, and be sure to vote to give him a chance to fly to Korea this September! Click here...
The Secret to Developing an Awesome Accent

The Secret to Developing an Awesome Accent

Olly runs I Will Teach You A Language, a website that gives you practical tips and strategies for learning foreign languages. Olly speaks 7 foreign languages and publishes regular articles and videos on language learning from different locations around the world. Connect with him on Twitter,Facebookand Google Plus. “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it...
Think in another language without translating - Chris Parker

Think in another language without translating – Chris Parker

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The development of Australian English - Dan

The development of Australian English – Dan

The Development of Australian English Have you ever wondered where Australian English came from, or what in the world “Scarnon, mate?” means? Well, if you have, you’ve come to the right place! My name is Dan Poole, an Australian and lover of all languages including my own, from Melbourne – Australia’s business and cultural hub....
Quebec French and Metropolitan French -  Sam Gendreau

Quebec French and Metropolitan French – Sam Gendreau

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN QUEBEC FRENCH AND METROPOLITAN FRENCH French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in many countries around the world. Indeed, French is an official language in 29 countries. According to a demographic projection led by the Université Laval and the Réseau Démographie de l’Agence universitaire de la francophonie, French speakers...
Native-like accent - Berta Fernández

Native-like accent – Berta Fernández

¿Se puede hablar un idioma no materno con acento prácticamente nativo? Sí se puede… si quieres. En España había un anuncio de una academia de inglés que decía: ¿si te dieran a elegir entre una pastilla que te diera una pronunciación perfecta y una pastilla que hiciera que tuvieras un inglés perfecto… ?¿cuál elegirías?. En...
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The laziness paradox - Sam Gendreau

The laziness paradox – Sam Gendreau

Download or listen to the MP3 at the bottom of this post. Bob and Jack were two lumberjacks, each given an area of about 10 acres of thick, old growth forest to cut for the year. They were each paid a fixed amount of money for each tree cut, and both had the same equipment...
The mimic method - Idahosa Ness

The mimic method – Idahosa Ness

Have you ever heard your own voice in a recording and thought “Oh my God…that’s ME?!” Don’t worry, this is a common reaction. Due to the fact that your ears and speech organ are attached to the same physical body, your perception of your own voice will always be distorted. Therefore, whatever you think you...
The 4 Universal Laws of Learning - David Mansaray

The 4 Universal Laws of Learning – David Mansaray

  When we struggle to improve our performance in a chosen field, it’s usually because we’ve disobeyed simple laws of learning. Knowing what these laws are can improve the way we learn, however it’s important to remember that knowledge is potential power, and that power is only released through the application of knowledge. A person...
Taking a foreign language: a life test you're never ready for - Tess Pajaron

Taking a foreign language: a life test you’re never ready for – Tess Pajaron

Have you ever dreamed of being able to woo somebody with your words in another language? If being bilingual is something you have frequently dreamt about, you may decide to embark on a journey to learning a foreign language. While the journey at a glance may seem like a thrill with new found knowledge at...
How language exchange is like tug of war - Josef Wigren

How language exchange is like tug of war – Josef Wigren

Josef Wigren is a Swedish language lover I have been friends with for more than six years. We have been exchanging ideas and talked about a lot of interesting stuff over the years on a lot of varying subjects including marketing and languages. He lives in Uppsala, Sweden together with his wife and runs his...