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Speechling Review: Gain Confidence in Your Speaking & Pronunciation Language Resources

Pronunciation is often one of the biggest reasons we feel insecure or lack confidence in our ability to speak the languages that we’re learning. It’s also one of the hardest things to work on because there are few resources available to help you improve it. Even professional tutors aren’t often able to offer more than “listen and repeat”, so you have no choice but to...

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A Review of Lingualift: An Online Coursebook for Japanese & Russian Language Learners Language Resources

In studying Japanese, beyond learning a few conversational phrases, I needed a bit of direction. Most of the books I had focused on learning Kanji, but I needed something more. And so I decided to start looking for a coursebook to guide me. A while back, I remembered trying out Lingualift, but because I wasn’t studying Japanese, it didn’t make sense for me. Now that...

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Discovering Montréal’s History and Craft Beer Culture with the Montréal Brewpub Experience Culture & Cuisine

Experiencing local culture is an incredible way to fall in love with a place and its people. When you do that with someone who has insider knowledge and a vast expertise, that feeling of falling love with the city is inevitable. Especially when food is involved. With an afternoon to spare, I decided to try out the Montréal Brewpub Experience. Accompanied by a well-researched and...

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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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A Review of Language Routine Mastery from Kris Broholm of Actual Fluency Language Resources

One of the best language learning podcasts out there is run by Kris Broholm. It’s called the Actual Fluency Podcast and as a part of it, Kris interviews language learners from across the globe on their strategies and thoughts on picking up up new languages. Kris recently released his first language course, Language Routine Mastery, and if you struggle with motivation in your language learning,...

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Organized Packing with LCI Brands Travel

As a musician, I have a lot of little cables, adaptors, devices, make-up, and accessories that I carry around with me whenever I travel. I also have clothes and shoes that need to be neatly stored so that when I arrive, they’re in performance condition. In the past, I just tucked them into whichever pockets I could in my backpack, hoping they’d be protected, only...

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A Review of LingQ Language Resources

At the intermediate stage of language learning, one of the best ways to acquire new vocabulary is by reading in your target language. As I’ve mentioned in many of my #clearthelist posts, extensive (and intensive) reading are both a significant part of my learning strategies for each of the languages that I’m studying. I primarily chose to work with physical books over ebooks, making notes...

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Mad Dumplings | Places to Eat in Southern California Travel

I’m no stranger to food trucks – at music conferences and festivals, there is often plenty to choose from and I’ve had the chance to try out some excellent items. To be honest though, until recently, I’d never gone out of my way to try out a food truck. For me, food trucks were mostly a thing of convenience. If there was one nearby when...

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