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Subtitles – yes or no?

I guess it’s no surprise when we say that watching movies and TV series in a foreign language helps us improve in this language. After all, when you speak to people from countries in which dubbing is far less common than...

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Online conversation made quick and simple

When you learn a foreign language, sooner or later you’ll want to (or have to) speak it. We definitely recommend starting with speaking soon and regularly. Simply put, speaking requires practice. Don’t wait around for “later” and forget excuses such as...

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How to make your language learning habits stick

Have you heard the story of that woman in Lapland who learned a new language in just one week, without studying it? We haven’t, either. Because it never happened. Language learning isn’t as simple as becoming fluent in a week or two....

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Do you need a “good” memory to learn languages?

Many people think that if they’re not good at learning languages and haven’t succeeded after many years, it is because they don’t have a good memory to remember every word. But actually, I believe this has not so much to do with memory...

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VIDEO: Do I have to go abroad to learn a language well?

“The best way to learn languages is to go abroad to the country where the language is spoken and learn it there.” OR IS IT? Actually, this is a myth. Why is that? Because today, we have something people did not...

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Master Russian accent with our ultimate list of 10+1 podcasts

Russian is considered to be difficult to learn, especially for non-Slavic people or learners who are learning it as their first Slavic language. Most learners would agree that one of the challenges is definitely Russian pronunciation. Shifting word stress and...

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How to improve your language-learning skills using self-talk

There’s no denying that speaking is a really important part of language learning. No wonder it’s one of the top priorities of successful language learners. For some of us, though, it can be a big obstacle. It’s no secret that speaking a language...

I’ve learnt more German in 6 weeks than Spanish in 20 years!

Stacey Ludwig is an ESOL (English as a Second Language) teacher for adults, and she teaches online Spanish for middle school and high school in her county. She is from Louisiana but moved to Florida 5 years ago. Stacey has been learning Spanish...

12 lessons learnt in 12 months of learning Swahili

1. One hour a day (ideally in the morning) keeps lack of motivation away. Not that this is totally new information for me. I’ve been practicing this also with Russian and French and found this approach works best for me in...

ReadLang: Your personal translator

If you’ve ever tried to read articles on the internet in a foreign language, you must have encountered a problem that you couldn’t understand some words. If only there was a way to have them translated in just one click… There is one! This...