Author Archive | Stevie D.

Better, Cheaper and More Fun! 7 Rosetta Stone Alternatives

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When it comes to language learning, there’s no one-size-fits-all option.

It fact, it’s easy to get stuck with a learning program that doesn’t suit you.

Popularity and expense aren’t guarantees that any software, website or book will work for …

6 Twitter Strategies for the High-flying Language Learner

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Twitter.

It sounds innocent enough.

But the staggering view from your timeline will show you it’s anything but.

And regular use will have you so addicted you’ll soon be checking it from the remotest areas where you can get service.…

6 Awesome Ways to Hack Discord for Language Exchanges

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Once upon a time, the streets were filled with kids.

Sweaty, smelly and dirty creatures.

Running alongside others their age, their squeals of delight echoing throughout the neighborhood.

They played hopscotch, tag and hide-and-seek, and reluctantly said their goodbyes with …

Learn a Language by Talking Online with These 5 Tools!

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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 …

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

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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

Independent Language Learning: The Freer Way to Fluency

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Independent language learning.

Sounds like some new movement of which you might be skeptical.

Something cool and exclusive.

And possibly weird.

Something news publications are claiming is the latest “millennial” trend.

When in fact, it’s just a flexible, …

How to Keep a Language Journal: 6 Ideas for Endless Entries

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What did Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci and Mark Twain have in common?

Well, besides the hideous facial hair.

They all kept journals! They wrote regularly about their thoughts, plans and experiences.

And it’s safe to say they were all …

11 Language Apps That Are Your Best Bet for Travel

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Are you about to embark on the trip of a lifetime?

Maybe you’re going abroad to study a language you’re learning in college.

Or maybe you just have a bad case of wanderlust and don’t even know much …

The Scene Approach: How to Really Learn Language Through Movies

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That little skeptic in your head is getting to you.

It’s telling you that you can’t learn a language through movies.

It sounds like a myth, like Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.

Well, let me give it …

The Unabbreviated Guide to the CEFR: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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At your cafe table, you hear somebody nearby bragging.

“Oh me, I’m slightly fluent in German.”

You were minding your own business. Taking pictures of your latte, hoping that one of the pictures is worthy of your prestigious Instagram …