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The 8 Best Online Language Learning Resources for Kids


Looking for the best online language learning programs for your kid(s)?

Good for you!

Whether you’re a language learner yourself or just an awesome parent, giving your offspring access to the joys and endless benefits of acquiring a new language

Know Thyself: Asking the Right Questions to Decide Which Language You Should Learn


Wish you had a map and compass to guide you to the perfect language?

All you have to do is follow your heart.

Choosing a language to learn is a deeply personal process. There’s no one absolute best language …

5 Things to Know About the Many Languages Spoken in Europe


Love French? Can’t get enough of Spanish? Heart skips a beat when hearing Italian?

Are you a language learner about to embark on a journey of studying one of Europe’s languages?

Or are you about to fulfill …

A Language Learning How-to Guide: 4 Steps to Customizing Your Approach


Let me guess.

You’re ready to embark on a scenic language learning journey, and you’re seeking guidance online.

The internet is full of one-size-fits-all strategies for language learners.

Let’s just say there are two types of blog posts

Think You’re Bad at Languages? 3 Reasons to Think Again!


Were you one of the kids in school who just couldn’t grasp language classes?

No matter how hard you tried, you just weren’t ever sure exactly what you were doing or why you were doing it.

Rote memorization of …

Wondering How to Learn a Language in 3 Months? It Can Be Done!


There’s more than one way to learn a language quickly and effectively.

As with any other learned skill, there’s no secret formula for learning a language. There’s no rule that specifies that learning takes exactly 3 years, 280 hours, …

Wish You Were Good at Learning Languages? Here Are 3 Ways You Can Be


Have you ever thought, “well, I’d love to learn a language, but I’ve never been good at it.”

We’ve watched those star students in language classes raking in As, memorizing vocabulary like nobody’s business. We’ve even read about those famous

32 Cool Foreign Names You Wish Your Parents Gave You


Imagine if we were all named Bob or Sue.

From Bangkok to Montreal, say every man and every woman had the exact same name.

Bob and Sue.

Feeling a little uncomfortable about the idea of global name homogeneity? Yeah, me …

Is Language Learning Easier or Harder for Adults?


Kids are great language learners, no question.

You drop ‘em down in a foreign country, and the adults around them just enviously watch as they soak in their new linguistic environment. Before you know it, those kids …

The Numbers Game: How Many Words Do I Need to Know to Be Fluent in a Foreign Language?


How many words does it take to get to the center of a delicious foreign language?



Just like Tootsie Pops, languages are tasty treats that we rarely notice ourselves getting closer to the “center” of until we’re …