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How to Fall in Love with a Language

How to Fall in Love with a Language

My Relationship Status       A few weeks ago, I invited some friends to my apartment to play a game of Risk.   It was cold and rainy outside, so I felt that playing the exciting strategy-based board game would be a great way to spend the evening with friends.   The first to...
Saeko in Rome (3/3): 7 Tips to Make the Most of a Friend's Stay for Language Learning

Saeko in Rome (3/3): 7 Tips to Make the Most of a Friend’s Stay for Language Learning

The day after I woke up a little groggy, given the fact that we had drunk a bit too much the night before. The weather was incredible. Neither hot, nor cold. Rome just before spring is a sight for sore eyes. After having breakfast – typical Italian breakfast with cornettos and cappuccino – much to...
Saeko in Rome (2/3): An Amazing Discovery in Rome that Helped Bring my Japanese Alive

Saeko in Rome (2/3): An Amazing Discovery in Rome that Helped Bring my Japanese Alive

Saeko had been telling me for some time that she would have loved to come back to Rome to explore its food, monuments and people with a native Roman. She had been in the eternal city already a couple of times, but with other Japanese, and she wanted to explore the city in a different...
Saeko in Rome (1/3): Understanding When your Approach to Language Learning is Just Not Working

Saeko in Rome (1/3): Understanding When your Approach to Language Learning is Just Not Working

“If Mohammed will not go to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed” Have you heard this expression? That’s exactly what I thought while standing on the platform waiting for my Japanese friend, Saeko. Saeko? Mohammed? What do they have in common? What does any of this have to do with language learning? Let’s...
My adventure with Polish: one year later

My adventure with Polish: one year later

      Poland: one year later Exactly one year ago I went to Poland for the second time. It was the perfect opportunity: my good friend Richard Simcott had rented a room in a large apartment right in the heart of Poznan, a city in western Poland, not far from Berlin. It was the...
Is living in-country strictly necessary to learn a foreign language?

Is living in-country strictly necessary to learn a foreign language?

Since moving to Paris, meeting foreigners is a snap for me. I go to the SNAX bar (featured on the CANAL+ show). People meet up there to practice their languages. You get a badge as you walk through the door and you write your name and the languages you speak on it. It is a fantastic...
The secret to living in Catalonia: Amir interviews Luca about his experience in Spain

The secret to living in Catalonia: Amir interviews Luca about his experience in Spain

Amir Orbadayev is a very good friend of mine and a great polyglot. We got to know each other 3 years ago thanks to YouTube. We had great chats on Skype and even recorded some multilingual interviews like this one. Amir has his own YouTube channel  and recently founded an interesting website, where he shares...
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My American Accent

My American Accent

Since I started making videos on YouTube, one of the most common questions has been: how did you learn to speak American English that way? Some people suggested that I must have an American mother or that I simply lived in theUSwhen I was a little kid. Flattered by these suggestions, I decided to share...

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