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How to Choose Language Learning Resources Language Resources

One of the great things about technology, the Internet, self-publishing, and the rise in entrepreneurship is that we now have a plethora of language learning materials to choose from. At the same time, however, one of the most troubling things about the above is that we now have a huge selection of language learning materials to choose from and figuring out what works and what...

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French Animal Sounds Language Resources

Here is one of the posts that I promised a while back in my article on onomatopoetic French expressions, animal sounds! I know that a few of you mentioned them in the comments on the last post and I stated that I intended to do write it. I must admit that it has been sitting in “drafts” since I wrote that previous post (I wrote...

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UncleVania is one of my good friends from university and a fellow ethnomusicologist. I asked UncleVania to write a guest post on Eurolinguiste due to the fact that this dear friend is not only a brilliant writer and educator, but bilingual in Greek and English. Here is his post on his experience learning and living in another language. Unbelievably, UncleVania is not yet a blogger,...

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French Onomatopoetic Expressions Language Resources

Just for fun I thought I would share a list of French onomatopoetic sayings with their English translations. The word for onomatopoeia in French is onomatopée. French Onomatopoetic Expressions Aïe, Ouïlle – ouch Atchoum – achoo Ben… – Uhm… Beurk, Berk – yuck Bom bom, Poum poum – thump thump (heart beating) Bof – uh huh (kind of like “not really” or “yeah right”) Chut...

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The 13th Warrior, Mythology, Film and Language Language Resources

A while back, I re-read Edith Hamilton’s Mythology – a classic, of course. I’m actually quite glad that I read it again, finishing it exactly when I did because immediately after, by coincidence, I watched The 13th Warrior. Mythology had a brief introduction to Norse Mythology, and I had a better understanding of the characters in the movie as a result of reading the book...

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