"Am I Fluent?" 6 Ways to See Just How Fluent You Are


It’s a question that has plagued mankind since the beginning of time.

Okay, maybe the beginning of time is a bit of an exaggeration.

But it’s a question that’s probably plagued mankind for the last 50,000 to two million years

Short, Light and Read All Over: 6 Easy Language Book Sites


Ah, to be a kid again.

To read picture books… and not get teased for it.

To pretend you’re Nancy Drew or one of the Hardy Boys—or some other world-famous, super-cool, yet surprisingly humble teen detective—as you bravely …

Stack the Deck: 6 Intensive Language Courses That Favor You


Sometimes you have to play with the cards you’ve been dealt.

All you can do is go with the flow and hope to make the best of the situation.

This is true for learning a language and many other things …

How to Know What Your Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is


You deserve the best.

The height of luxury and decadence.

All your meals should be prepared by Michelin-starred chefs.

All your clothes should be made from silk and unicorn hair.

All your lattes should be trenta.

Okay, maybe you can’t …

Learn a Language by Talking Online with These 5 Tools!


Do you want to find a friendly speaker of an Eskimo-Aleut language?

How about someone living right smack between France and Spain?

Don’t book that plane ticket just yet. Matter of fact, don’t even get up.

You …

Convenience City: 6 Handy Ways to Learn Languages Hands-free


The human hand is an amazing thing.

It has 27 bones and can do a wide array of important tasks, including performing surgery, typing and making lewd gestures at bad drivers.

But there’s one problem with hands: the vast majority …

10 Facebook Language Learning Ideas You’ll “Like” or “Love”


Did you know that Bob Dylan is a visual artist?

Or that Vladimir Putin can play Russian classics on the piano?

Or that Angelina Jolie is a licensed pilot?

And hey, did you also know that Facebook is a language

The Four Language Skills: What They Are, How to Max Them Out


Abracadabra! Hocus pocus! Presto chango!

Have you ever wished that you could just mix the right ingredients, say the magic words and—poof!—be fluent in the language of your choice?

Life would be so much easier.

You wouldn’t …

Understand What You Hear! How to Listen in Another Language



Quiet your mind and listen to your surroundings for a second.

What do you hear?

Are you on a crowded airplane or in a public place? Have you got any music playing? Is someone talking nearby?

Your …

The Adventurer’s Guide to Studying a Language Abroad




Romance (maybe).

No, we’re not talking about the latest big screen hit.

We’re talking about studying a language abroad.

While it might not have the star power or the dramatic background music of your favorite film, learning a