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#AskLucaAnything Episode 2 – Similar Languages, Counting and Pronunciation (PT,DE,IT)

#AskLucaAnything Episode 2 – Similar Languages, Counting and Pronunciation (PT,DE,IT)

“How do you keep similar languages apart (i.e Spanish/Portuguese Italian/French, Dutch/German)?” (PT) Elliot Van Cayzeele It is a very interesting question. I believe that at the beginning, when you know a language and you start learning a similar one, a certain degree of overlapping is inevitable. That happened to me when I started learning Dutch...
#AskLucaAnything Episode 1 -  Talent, Finding Motivation and Maintaining Languages (ES,EN,FR)

#AskLucaAnything Episode 1 – Talent, Finding Motivation and Maintaining Languages (ES,EN,FR)

>> Click here to share for a chance to win my language learning Masterclass<< 1. “Do you think you were born with the ability to be a polyglot or you become a polyglot with time?” Monse Palafox Everybody is different, and we were all born in a different family, in a given country, and evolve...
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...
7 Things this Italian Hates about Italy

7 Things this Italian Hates about Italy

I love Italy. My country is beautiful. Italy is well known for its history, art, architecture, food, weather, beautiful landscapes, fashion, and the warm nature of its people: (I recommend visiting Italy at least once in your life if you haven’t already). The Tuscan hills. The Colosseum. The fresh smell of fragrant bread coming from...
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...
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...