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Why You Should Record Yourself Speaking Your Target Language Language Resources

When we first make the transition from a ‘beginning’ language learner to an ‘intermediate’ or ‘advanced’ language learner, maintaining our learning curve can present a real challenge. We tend to hit a plateau, feeling like we’re making little, if any, progress. But the truth is, you are making progress. The steps forward are just a bit smaller, and therefore, harder to notice. That, and when...

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8 Ways to Learn a Language Without a Teacher Language Resources

It’s almost the end of the year, and so, many of us our making our New Year’s Resolutions and planning our language learning goals for the next year. For many, continuing to improve and grow in their target language is high on the list. For me, it certainly is. For those not currently studying with private tutors, creating a learning routine and finding resource to...

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Learn a Language Online with Lingoda | Review Language Resources

When I first started studying languages on my own, I took the term “independent study” a little too literally. I thought that I was capable of learning a new language on my own, with my head buried in textbooks and study sessions occupied with piles of flashcards. But I quickly learned that going about language study this way is not an effective strategy. To really...

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No More Language Learning Excuses Language Resources

Today I’d like to share a little bit about someone who has recently inspired me and talk about making excuses. Excuses are easy to make. They make us feel better about not doing things we either should be doing or want to be doing. It’s easier to blame our lack of progress on things that are external to us, to shift the fault elsewhere. So...

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A Review of Little Pim | French & Mandarin Chinese Eurolinguiste

This past month, M and I have experienced a pretty big change, welcoming a new addition to our little family. We’ll call him Little Linguist for now. 😉 Before having kids, M and I spoke about our plans regarding language, particularly because we are a bilingual couple living in a monolingual country. M’s family speaks one language and mine speaks another, and we agreed that...

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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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