Author Archive | Stevie D.

Learn a Language by Talking Online with These 5 Tools!


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”


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


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


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


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


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


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 …

3 Eclectic Ways Spotify Meets Your Language Learning Needs


YouTube is only for watching cat videos.

Amazon is all about buying Stephen King books.

And Spotify is just for music.

None of these statements are anywhere near the truth.

If you’re a fan of cat videos and Stephen King, …

The 15 Best Apps to Learn Languages on the Digital Market


Our smartphones and tablets can distract us from the world around us.

Yup, they can even be addictive—even dangerous.

But, when used in moderation, these gadgets can be valuable tools.

They’re phones, messengers, televisions, internet browsers, travel companions, maps, …

What Is Language Acquisition? Here’s Everything You Need to Know!


Can a dog tell another dog a joke?

Or can a cat (other than Garfield) describe an experience so vividly that it makes the other cats feel like they just ate the same lasagna?

Language. It’s an exclusively human condition. …