Chococurb | Unboxing and Review Culture & Cuisine

When it comes to subscription boxes, I think that one of the best things about them is getting access to products you wouldn’t necessarily choose for yourself and that you might not be able to find locally. And when it comes to little indulgences, like chocolates or sweets, I tend to go with something quick and easy (and that’s tried and true) rather than experiment...

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Does Learning Another Language Make You a Better Speaker of Your Native Language? Language Resources

When one learns multiple languages (or even just a second language), there’s a little something that often comes up called “language interference.” Language interference is actually one part of “language transfer”, something that has both positive and negative effects on our acquisition of a new language. It’s natural for someone to look for connections or similarities between something new and something familiar, whether unconsciously or...

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A History of East Asia Book Review | Language Reading Challenge Culture & History / Language Resources

Welcome to the seventh official Language Reading Challenge Update and Linkup! As a quick recap, you can check out the previous months’ challenges here: January // Book about the culture of the area you’re studying February // Book in your target language March // Travel book or travelogue related to region that uses the language you’re studying April // Book about the language that you’re learning...

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9 Interesting Facts About Korean Culture Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History

I truly honestly believe that learning a bit about the culture(s) of the language(s) that you’re studying can go a long way in helping you to feel more attached to the language. Earlier, I discussed the importance of sociolinguistics – how culture ties into language – and to continue that conversation, I’d like to share culture guides for various countries around the world to help...

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Visiting the Great Wall of China Travel

A trip to 北京 Beijing, China wouldn’t be complete without going to see the 长城, the Great Wall. It’s certainly worthy of all the attention it deserves, and it is definitely worth spending a day 爬 climbing it. Like most other attractions in China, however, the Great Wall is often packed with tourists, especially during the weekends and holidays. About the Great Wall The Great...

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