There Are No Shortcuts to Learning a Language Language Resources

Amongst the language learning community, there are a lot of products marketed to learners as being the newest and fastest way to learn a language. The problem with this, is with how they’re defining what it means to have learnt a language. Is this to fluency? To basic conversation ability? It is rarely clear just what they’re offering and what they mean by just how...

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The Story of Spanish Book Review Language Resources

I am so excited about this month’s Language Reading Challenge. And this first book that I read as a part of the challenge only further instilled that excitement. I am really looking forward to the books that we have in store for the year. And I also cannot wait to see what you are reading. The guidelines to participate are available here and you can...

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The Riverwalk & The Alamo | San Antonio, Texas Travel

During our summer concert tour, M and I had a stop in San Antonio, Texas to perform at the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival. We were there with just enough time to perform and fly back, but before our return flight, we had a few hours free during the afternoon and we wanted to make the most of it.  With the Riverwalk and the Alamo only...

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12 Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China Travel

Beijing, the capital of China, is a pleasant mix of historic and modern sites and architecture. There are so many things to do in and around the city, so here are a few of my favorites from my recent (and first) trip to the country. 1. Visit the Summer Palace // A short metro ride away from Beijing, the Summer Palace is an expansive park...

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