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Top 1: The Essential Language Learning List

Posted on June 9, 2015

Today I will give you a list of essential tools for language learning. Its easy to list things that language learners do: Memorize vocabulary, practice pronunciation, listen to music in the target language, read articles, maybe even visit foreign countries. And all of these are good things. But today I want to talk about a different list: a core, essential list.

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No hablo español: How I failed to learn Spanish. Twice.

Posted on May 22, 2015

You’ve probably heard the joke: A person who speaks two languages is bilingual. A person who speaks more than two languages is a polyglot. So what do you call a person who speaks just one language? Answer: An American. The joke is funny because it contains an element of embarrassing truth.

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