Say "Expelliarmus!" to Boring Learning Materials: Learn Languages with "Harry Potter"

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Expecto Learnonum!

Okay, maybe that’s not a real spell, but it should be.

After all, “Harry Potter” can help you learn languages, and we’re not just talking about Parseltongue.

Of all the language learning books on the market, it’s possible …

The Write Idea: 33 Foreign Language Writing Prompts

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You’re no stranger to advice.

Your friends advise you on what to wear.

Your parents advise you on how to manage your finances.

Your grandmother advises you on the latest trends and slang. Thanks for staying current, Grandma.

But …

Net Fluency! 4 Smart Ways to Learn Languages Using Netflix

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Grab the popcorn! Turn out the lights! It’s movie time!

Except we’re not at the movie theater—we’re snuggled under a blanket at home.

It’s quite likely that you, along with more than 100 million other people in the world, …

Want to Learn a Language on Your Phone? Here's How

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If you’re living in the 21st century (as most of us are) and reading this, your phone is likely your most trusted companion.

You can use it to pay for coffee.

You can use it to communicate with your friends …

Love, Love, Love: How to Say “Love” in Different Languages

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You can learn a lot about love by watching movies.

Sometimes, you meet your beloved in unexpected circumstances.

Sometimes, you have to fight for the one you love.

And sometimes, you might even have to survive an apocalypse to …

After Spanish, These Are 6 of the Best Languages to Learn

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Choosing a language to learn may not seem like a strategic move.

After all, for many, Spanish is the obvious choice.

But after you learn Spanish—

Wait, hold on. After?

Well, yes.

Spanish covers a lot of the world. English …

Pimsleur Alternatives: 14 Fast Tracks to Language Success

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Shopping for anything can be tough.

There’s the actual task of tracking down what you want, and then the added stress of making sure you get a good deal.

And shopping for an online language learning course can be especially …

Be Polite! Learn the Politest Phrases in 9 Foreign Languages

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…

Polite vocabulary!

This hero is ready to swoop in and save you from dreaded language confusion and awkwardness.

Polite vocabulary can help you overcome a language barrier and clarify that you have good …

Learn a Language in 10 Days Challenge: Two Approaches

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Challenges are fun.

There are a lot of people out there who enjoy doing language learning challenges.

Doing things fast is also fun.

And trying to accomplish the great mental feat of learning a language as fast as possible

5 Photo Translator Apps That Are Magic for Language Learners

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Kwoooosh. 

Did you hear that?

Kwoooosh.

There it is again.

That’s the sound of your language learning excuses getting flushed down the toilet, one by one.

Because today, we’re looking at a piece of language learning technology so cool, …