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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...