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Language Learning with Video Games: How to Make Games an Effective Learning Tool Language Resources

When it comes to learning languages, the expression “all work and no play…” is true. Without any playtime, language learning can be dull. That’s not to say there isn’t value in doing the book work – there is a ton of value. It just means that it isn’t all you should do. Finding a way to engage with your language beyond hitting the books is important...

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International Festivals in Southern California | Experience the World Without the Plane Ticket Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Travel

Going abroad isn’t always possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on experiencing new foods, exciting music, or on exploring different cultures. Living in Southern California, I don’t have to go far to get a taste of what it might be like to visit Greece, Romania, or Lebanon. Various international festivals are held across Southern California throughout the year. This means that...

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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | July Eurolinguiste / Language Resources

This month, I completed my Add1Challenge Day 90 video pretty early for Korean. My teacher needed to travel, so the last few weeks of the challenge, I went full throttle with my Korean studies.  I was pretty nervous about needing to record my Day 90 long before the deadline, but on Day 64 I took a deep breath, hit record, and made it 16 minutes. ...

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24+ Inspirational Proverbs from Around the World Culture & History / Language Resources

Every language has its own share of proverbs. Knowing a few in your language can give the impression that you’re well-versed in the culture that speaks it.  In my studies, I’ve had the pleasure of coming across a wide range of proverbs in different languages. Whether they’re the chengyu in Chinese, idiomatic expressions, some other adage, it’s clear that many of our values are shared across...

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The Riverwalk | Things to Do In San Antonio, Texas Culture & History / Travel

San Antonio, Texas is known for many things. It’s home to the Alamo, the Natural Bridge Caverns, and historic manners. But one story beneath the streets of the city, you’ll find a lively, bustling scene. It’s here that the San Antonio Riverwalk, a commercial development of a bend in the city’s river protected from flooding by the Olmas Dam. The construction was completed in the...

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The Ultimate List of Resources for Intermediate Spanish Learners: Books, Songs, TV Shows, and Podcasts Language Resources

Engaging with the language that we’re learning in meaningful ways is not important to our learning the language, but also to staying motivated, connecting with the language, and learning more about the culture.  Discovering music, podcasts, books, tv shows, and movies in Spanish is an amazing way to dive into the language.  But how do you know just what native source material to choose? Hopes...

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Where to Find Croatian Food in Southern California + Croatian Food Vocabulary Culture & Cuisine / Language Resources

Los Angeles is often deemed the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim. Its inhabitants speak more than 224 recorded languages,  so it’s no surprise that restaurants in and around the area reflect this diversity. Growing up, I unknowingly ate quite a few Croatian dishes. These were recipes that were passed down and that were just things my dad made when he was in charge of dinner –...

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Stop Planning to Learn a Language and Just Do It | Why To Do Lists are Counterproductive Language Resources

I’m always the first two write things down, make lists, plan projects out and wait to start until I feel I’m organized enough to get going. I often write down my goals because there’s something about the process that makes them more tangible and I use a variety of apps and systems to track what I’m doing when I’m doing it and how. Writing down...

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Two Days In Asunción, Paraguay (and Where to Go Next) Travel

Paraguay is a wonderful country so often skipped or passed through quickly on multi-country trips to the region. But that’s a shame as the place has a lot to offer. Take the capital for example, Asunción. It’s not quite as huge and daunting as other capitals in the region, and can easily be enjoyed in a couple of days like a local if you follow...

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