Your Guide to Finding and Using Language Textbooks in 2017

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Textbooks are too academic!”

“If you want to learn how to swim, you need to be in the water—not sitting in the shade, reading some book about swimming.”

“Textbooks lack real-world, real-life flavor, which makes them less useful for …

10 Secrets for Learning Grammar in a Foreign Language

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Grammar. It’s a love-hate dynamic for many people.

Mostly, it’s more hate than love.

If most of us were asked to give a talk titled “Grammar Tips 101″—using our native language as the focus—we’d probably try to find a way …

How to Overcome the Dreaded Language Barrier

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Parlez-vous français ?

¿Habla español?

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

If you live on planet Earth, then there’s a pretty high chance that, at least once in your life, you’ve come up against the dreaded language barrier.

Language barriers can crop up …

The Ultimate Guide to Private Language Lessons Online

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Are you still watching entire seasons of “House of Cards” instead of studying?

If yes, then you probably should start booking private language lessons.

It’s the only way to have a disappointed face looking at you until …

Go Global! The 6 Best Translation Apps for Language Learners

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If you want my opinion, you’re not doing bad at all with your new language learning.

You’ve got the basics down, you can conjugate without too much trouble and you feel pretty sure you’re on the road to success.

That’s …

10 Language Learning Magazines You Should Check Out

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Did you know that the word “magazine” originally meant something like “storehouse” or “warehouse”?

And really, it seems appropriate, since magazines are basically warehouses of information!

There’s a good chance you read magazines in your native language, whether in print …

The Modern Method to Learning Grammar in a Foreign Language

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The world around us has changed drastically.

All the books you own can fit in a single device.

The phone, I mean computer, in your pocket has evolved from a room-size machine to a pocket-size device.

Even the cars we …

3 Mindsets That Fire Up Your Motivation to Learn a Language

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It’s hard to stick with learning a language.

Like cooking, dancing, knitting, martial arts, archery or any other skill that needs practice to emerge, a language requires focus and devotion.

And devotion of that level requires real commitment.

Maybe …

Social Media Language Learning Tips You’ll Want to Like and Share Again and Again!

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How many hours a day do you spend on your cell phone, tablet or computer?

Come on, you can tell the truth. We’re all friends here.

Think about it. Take a minute if you need to.

Consider blogs. Facebook. …

3 Personal Pathways to One-on-one Language Learning

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The world doesn’t revolve around you.

You’re not the center of the universe.

Actually, I take that back—if you sign up for one-on-one language learning, those statements above aren’t entirely true.

You’ll become the complete central focus for your …