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Sprint Through Language Learning! 7 Language Apps to Learn a Language Quickly


There’s no time like the present.

And sadly, it often seems like there’s no time in the present.

When you’re learning a language, it can seem like there isn’t enough time to do all you need to do.

Pronunciation, grammar, …

8 Ways to Make Language-learning Friends and Learn Together


Being around friends is the best.

They support you when you’re down.

They laugh at your jokes even if they aren’t funny.

They’ll even tell you you’re totally justified in being angry that unicorn-themed food just isn’t magical enough.

But …

How to Find the Best Time of Day for Language Learning on Your Schedule


Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Do you jump out of bed bright and alert, or do you get moving after the sun is way up and all the coffee has kicked in?

Everyone works, thinks and …

6 Rugged Language Video Resources for the Adventurous Language Learner


The common path to learning a language is well worn.

You study. You practice. You study again. You practice again.

If you’re a more intrepid language learner, sometimes you feel like doing something new and exciting—something off the beaten …

App Happy! The 6 Best iPhone Apps for Language Study


Drum roll, please.

The moment has arrived.

The stage is set.

The nominees wait eagerly in the wings, ready for download.

It’s time to give the best iPhone language learning apps their moment in the spotlight.

There are many popular

The Recipe for Becoming the Perfect Language Learner


A dash of study scheduling.

Mix in some authentic target language media.

And don’t forget a heaping cup of learning motivation.

The recipe for language learning perfection is easier to follow than you think!

Now, it’s true that you don’t …

Language Learning Progress: 9 Ways to See How Far You’ve Come


At its best, language learning is like a really fun road trip.

You’re absorbing new sights and sounds while feeling intrepid and free.

And while you’re probably not thinking about it too hard, helpful road signs are there to …

10 Errors in Language Learning That Can Cause Anyone to Stumble


Learning a new language can feel like you’re walking in a minefield and trying to avoid errors at all costs.

They’re everywhere, and if you stumble on one, you’re sure that everything you know about a language could blow

Endangered Languages: What Are They and Why Should You Learn Them?


Across the world, they’re dying out at a rapid rate.

Many that remain are on the brink of extinction.

No, we aren’t talking about the world’s diverse and threatened flora and fauna. We’re talking about languages.

And while you might …

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!…