An Introduction Sociolinguistics and its Importance in Language Learning Language Resources

Sociolinguistics. Sounds like a pretty academic word, right? But the truth is, the field of sociolinguistics is a pretty interesting subject. Plus, it can be a nice thing for language learners to know about it. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics for the Language Learner When we study languages, we often focus on the language itself. The grammar, the vocabulary, the pronunciation, and so on. Sociolinguistics, however,...

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Things to Do in Fort-de-France, Martinique Travel

Originally named Fort Royal, Fort-de-France, is the capital of Martinique and a stop for Carnival cruise passengers. For those who love history, sightseeing or shopping, there’s plenty to do and see. Plus, the cuisine is incredible! The language spoken in Fort-de-France is, as you probably guessed, French, but you can find help in English in most areas.  1 // Shop There are a variety of...

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A Review of eChineseLearning: An Online Chinese Language School Language Resources

Where do you find good language tutors? It’s a question I’m often asked and one that I’ve done the best to research in order to answer as completely and honestly as possible. In an effort to do this, I recently tried out eChineseLearning, and as far as the quality of Mandarin Chinese tutors, they’re certainly at the top. A Background on eChineseLearning Before my trial...

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Assessing Your Language Skills to Build a Better Learning Plan Using Those Assessments Language Resources

I keep a language learning journal. Okay, yeah… It’s not really a journal. It’s just a notebook where I keep notes, questions, and interesting facts about the language I’m learning. But by the nature of the process that goes into creating it, it seems like so much more than just a notebook where I keep my notes. It’s very personal, very journal-y (-ish?). Taking notes by...

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Alambique, Puerto Rico Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Local fare on the water in Puerto Rico? Why yes, thank you! Our cruise ship left from Puerto Rico, so we had a day on the island before heading out. Rather than hiding from the heat (and rain) in our hotel room, we decided to venture out and enjoy lunch on the water at Alambique, a small restaurant and bar with a great view and...

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Fort George Grenada Travel

After arriving in St. George’s, Granada, and a short walk up a hill near the shore, you arrive at a French fort originally built in by the French in 1705. A reasonable fee earns you entry and the views from the old fort are breathtaking. Many of the buildings are currently used by the police, but much of the fort is still open to the...

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