Why Some People Understand Accents Better Than Others + How to Improve Yours Language Resources

Aesthetics typically refer to the nature and appreciation of beauty. When applied to the linguistic field, it refers to the appreciation of language’s beauty and nature. On a more informal level, aesthetics of language could be viewed as our individual perception of the sound and beauty of a language. This is form where the idea that “French is romantic” or that “German is harsh sounding”...

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The Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel in Singapore Travel

In 2017, Raffles Hotel celebrated its 130th anniversary. Over the past century, it has housed guests such as Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplan, Elizabeth Taylor, and several other figures of note. The hotel is steeped in history, and even has its own resident historian – Leslie Danker – who himself has more than 45 years of history with Raffles.  Originally a beachfront property in the 1930s,...

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Mandarin HQ Review | Learn Real, Conversational Chinese Language Resources

The majority of my intensive Chinese language study was in preparation for the HSK exam. For a year, I focused on test preparation, having to put speaking and learning conversational language on hold until after I sat the exam. The minute the test was over, I immediately for more colloquial lessons and learning material. After learning textbook Chinese for so long, I was eager to...

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9 Things to Do In Seminyak, Bali Eurolinguiste

My trip to Seminyak was my first time in Bali and it was a relaxing trip. The villas are gorgeous, the beach is a site to see, and the local food is delicious. If you find yourself in Seminyak, Bali, here are a few of the things that you can do. 1. Hang out on the beach. In Seminyak, the water is just a short...

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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | April Eurolinguiste

March was an incredible month. Not only did my most recent course with Fluent in 3 Months open, but Lindsay, Kerstin and I hosted the very first ever Women in Language event. And it was amazing. April has an entirely new set of milestones in store. A big one being the end of my second Add1Challenge and my intensive Japanese study.  What’s next?  Good question…...

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The Hoover Dam | A Day Trip from Las Vegas, Nevada Travel

For the first time in my life, I stood in two states. Straddling the Arizona/Nevada border, I looked out at an incredible human construction, the Hoover Dam. I was driving back from Las Vegas after a performance, and decided to make a quick side trip. The Hoover Dam was only an hour out of the way and figured – why not?  I got out of...

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