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3 Top In-ear Translators for Breaking That Language Barrier

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Imagine a gathering of the United Nations in New York.

All the different countries are represented—Russia, Japan, South Korea, the United States, etc.

China’s representative is giving an important speech… in Chinese.

So how can Russia’s representative understand what his …

Looking for a Babbel Alternative? Here Are 7 to Try

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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 …

Fluency Is at Your Fingertips: How to Find WhatsApp Language Exchange Partners

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The world has moved on.

Gone are the days of using text speak and awkward emoticons ;-) to fit your meaning into 160 characters.

No more bashing those number keys until the letter you want finally appears—over and over and …

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 …

Stream Away! How to Navigate Netflix for Learning Languages

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Grab the popcorn! Turn out the lights! It’s movie time!

Except we’re not at the movie theater—we’re snuggled under a blanket at home.

It’s quite likely that you, along with more than 100 million other people in the world, …

6 Ways + 21 Tools to Unlock Language Learning on Your Phone

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If you’re living in the 21st century (as most of us are) and reading this, your phone is likely your most trusted companion.

You can use it to pay for coffee.

You can use it to communicate with your friends …

Pimsleur Alternatives: 14 Fast Tracks to Language Success

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Shopping for anything can be tough.

There’s the actual task of tracking down what you want, and then the added stress of making sure you get a good deal.

And shopping for an online language learning course can be especially …

5 Photo Translator Apps That Are Magic for Language Learners

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Kwoooosh. 

Did you hear that?

Kwoooosh.

There it is again.

That’s the sound of your language learning excuses getting flushed down the toilet, one by one.

Because today, we’re looking at a piece of language learning technology so cool, …

The Best in Parallel Text Books Online: 8 Refined Resources

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Let’s say you’re in a place where you can’t read the local language.

You can’t read any stickers, pamphlets, slogans or warning signs in that language.

Only there are signs in both English and the primary spoken language, so you …