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The World’s Most Common Languages: Everything You Should Know to Win Trivia Night


You’ve heard the big names: Chinese, Spanish, English.

But have you heard of Lahnda? What about Telugu?

This may come as a surprise, but Lahnda and Telugu are, respectively, the 10th and 15th most commonly spoken languages in the world!…

Learn from the Best! 8 Resources to Learn a Language from Native Speakers


Let’s have a talk.

In your native language, that’s probably not too intimidating.

But if we asked you to have a talk in your target language, your heart might start to race a little.

That’s because communicating in your target …

The Dreaded Language Learning Plateau: How to Rise Above It


You’ve already come so far with your language learning.

In theory, having learned even some of a language is pretty great.

The view from the intermediate level should be beautiful.

But it’s hard to enjoy the view when you’ve hit …

10 Untranslatable Words You Should Add to Your Vocabulary Arsenal


Sometimes you just don’t have the right word.

You can stammer and gesticulate, but without the right word, you’ll be like a fish out of whatever-it-is-that-fish-live-in.

And the unfortunate thing is that sometimes the word you’re looking for simply doesn’t …

8 Super Convenient Resources for Foreign Language E-books


If you’ve ever struggled in your language studies, then you’ve got something in common with Thomas Jefferson.

The third president of the U.S. managed to learn four languages, but he kept books in several more—and ultimately had trouble achieving …

7 Game Apps Designed for Addictive Language Learning


Want to create your own world using nothing but 3D blocks? There’s a game for that.

Want to help a plumber rescue a princess? There’s a game for that.

Want to smash cute candies into smithereens? Yeah, there’s a really …

Use These 6 Best Language Learning Apps for Kids and Unlock Your Inner Child



It’s a time of wonderment, fun and inexplicably sticky hands.

Once you’re an adult, you may find yourself reminiscing about childhood, but you can never go back. Or can you?

No, we’re not proposing you use a time machine …

7 Incredible, Innovative Apps for Learning a New Language


Setting off to learn a new language?

You’ve got a decision to make.

Will it be the beaten path? The familiar landmarks? The same old, same old?

Or will you choose the uncharted route? The unfamiliar twists and turns? You …