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12 Incredible Memrise Alternatives for Unbeatable Learning

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Just because they’re totally beguiling doesn’t mean they’re your soulmate.

No, we’re not talking about that person you just swiped right on.

We’re talking about language learning tools.

And while popular options are undoubtedly attractive, there are plenty of fish …

Get with the Program: 6 Amazing Language Programs for High School Students

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High school is full of difficult questions.

Who will you go to prom with?

Where will you attend college?

When will your hours of late-night, Red Bull-fueled studying pay off? Will you ever actually need to solve for or …

Careers, Strategies, Colleges: The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Foreign Language Degree

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No one ever said college would be easy.

You have to pick a major.

You have to choose your elective classes.

You have to decide the best way to fund your seven daily Starbucks runs.

College is full of tough …

Get Something for Nothing! 17 Fabulously Free Language Apps

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Two wrongs don’t make a right.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. 

There’s a lot of wisdom in old adages, but a few lies have also crept in.

For example: …

“Why Do I Feel Like I Can’t Learn Languages?” 9 Possibilities

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I can’t.

It’s impossible.

I’ll fail.

Phrases like that are as diabolical as any you’ll ever hear, especially if you’re saying them to yourself!

Not only do they make you feel bad, but they’re sabotaging you from achieving your goals. …

Try Them All! 7 Babbel Alternatives That Might Work for You

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Some things are irreplaceable.

You can’t exchange your mostly eaten box of cereal for a brand new box.

You can’t switch out your grandmother for a random elderly woman and hope to love her as much.

You can’t trade in …

Earn Street Cred by Learning 1 of the 16 Coolest Languages

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Being cool ain’t easy.

You have to buy all the latest fashions even if it means there’s only room in your budget for a closet-sized apartment.

You have no choice but to eat all the latest Instagrammable foods, even if …

Spice up Your Language Learning with These 13 Busuu Alternatives

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Every now and then, it’s time for a change.

When you graduate from high school, you move on to college, a job or a gap year. You don’t just keep hanging around the cafeteria hoping no one notices.

When your …

More Fun Than Quidditch: “Harry Potter” Language Learning

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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 …

33 Fab Foreign Language Writing Prompts for All Levels

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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 …