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Why Scandinavians speak exceptional English

Why Scandinavians speak exceptional English

Download Swedish Transcription of the Video When I started learning Swedish in 2003 I became aware of the fact that Scandinavians speak English extremely well. It was challenging to speak Swedish because swedes often switched to English to enable smoother conversations. From this point on I became interested in understanding exactly why Scandinavians speak English...
How to Reach Native-Like Fluency In a Foreign Language

How to Reach Native-Like Fluency In a Foreign Language

Speaking a foreign language like a native speaker is the dream for many language learners. Unfortunately, not many learners have been able to achieve this goal. We know it’s possible to reach such a level of fluency because there are learners out there who have. The two questions I’ll explore in today’s article are the...
A short introduction to dialects and accents in Italy

A short introduction to dialects and accents in Italy

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Choosing an accent

Choosing an accent

English   According to current estimates, there are approximately 6,000 languages in existence throughout the world.  Some of them enjoy a unique status, those we define as “dominant languages” because they are used as an instrument of daily communication by a substantial number of people.  Among these languages some are used on many continents.  As...
The Secrets to Developing Advanced Fluency in a Foreign Language

The Secrets to Developing Advanced Fluency in a Foreign Language

  Many people are after “the” perfect method to learn a language, but I don’t think there’s any one perfect method. However, there are some universal principles one should follow in order to learn a language in a “brain-friendly way”. Principle 1: Time Time is a crucial factor in language learning. There is no doubt...
How I started learning Polish

How I started learning Polish

A question I get asked often is “Why did you start language X”? To tell you the truth though, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. I picked up each of the different languages I speak for different reasons, and each decision depended on a number of factors. The same goes for my latest flirt,...
Studying vs learning

Studying vs learning

There is a fundamental difference between studying and learning  in the field of language learning. Being able to speak a language is a skill. A skill is something that is achieved over time through trial and error. Do you remember the first time that you magically started to find the balance on the saddle of...