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And the 3 Nominees for “Best Free Online Translator” Are…


The crowd cheers.

The band plays sappy music.

The nominees are announced.

It’s the setup of any great award show.

But while the following nominees all have their fans and admirers, there will be no awkward, forced smiles when …

Advanced Language Lessons Unique as You Are: 15 DIY Tips


You may not have a horn.

But that doesn’t mean you’re not a glorious unicorn!

Each language student is as special and rare as the majestic mythical beast.

But the one problem with being so magnificent is that you set …

Get Your Learning on a Blogroll: 16 Top Language Blogs


Get up enough speed, and you can take your foot off the gas and coast until you reach the stoplight.

At the top of a hill, you can stop pedaling on your bike and just enjoy the benefits of …

6 Ways to Keep Your Language Study on a Roll After Duolingo


There are always a few cool kids at school.

You know the ones.

They wear the latest sneakers, watch R-rated movies and enjoy a steady diet of the finest Lunchables.

And among language students, Duolingo certainly has a reputation as …

Approaching Language Learning Through Movie Genres: A Guide


Movies can teach you a lot.

They can show you how to fight for what you want.

They can help you learn magical spells to fix your glasses and/or make your nemesis suffer.

They can even teach you how to …

Family Time! 8 Easy Tips to Learn a Language as a Family


Family can be the greatest gift you ever receive.

It can also be the reason you have to ask what the puddle in the corner of the living room is (please say apple juice, please say apple juice) and who …

Social Benefits of Learning a Second Language: 6 Big Ones


Life is full of social situations.

From social media to getting to know co-workers to hanging out with friends, chances are that being social has infiltrated all areas of your life.

Whether or not you want it to.

And …

Our Prescribed 5 Most Useful Languages to Learn for Medicine


It’s the stuff of nightmares.

You don’t feel well, and you know you need to see a doctor.

But when you get there, everyone is speaking a strange language you don’t understand.

To make matters worse, no one seems to …

Introducing the Brand New FluentU Android App!


App envy: The sudden onset of covetousness upon seeing someone has a cool app that you don’t have.

Symptoms: Secretly playing with said app when that someone leaves their device unattended. Intense desire to download app for oneself.

Treatment: Only

14 Easy Language Study Tips to Take for a Spin Right Now


They’re faster than a brisk drive in the country.

They’re easier than a connect-the-dots puzzle of a twig.

No, they’re not some unique but remarkably disinteresting and ill-conceived superhero team—they’re quick, easy language study tips!

While they might not save …