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The Power of Music: Passive Listening Language Learning

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It’s a demanding world out there.

How many times have you heard the following cries for attention?

“You’re just not listening.”

“Everything I say goes in one ear and right out the other.”

“Aren’t you paying attention?”

“What did I …

Want to Learn a Language Fast? These 6 Steps Will Get You There in a Flash

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”—Zig Ziglar

It’s a solid truth: To reach the finish line, you must begin the race.

For language learners, the goal—or finish line—is clear. …

The Best Way to Learn a Language Online: FluentU’s Authentic Lessons

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Language learning is full of hurdles.

You want to study a language, but you don’t have time to take a class.

You’d like to practice your existing language skills, but authentic resources are still too advanced.

You’re hoping to …

How to Learn a Language by Watching Movies with Your 7 Favorite Websites

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They give you a break from reality.

They take you on exciting adventures.

They show that true love can overcome any barriers.

But can they really help you learn a language?

Learning a language with movies is undoubtedly one of …

Learn a Language Through Songs with These 9 Groovy Tips

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You hum them while you work.

You belt them out in your car.

You dance to them when no one is watching, and sometimes, even when everyone is watching.

Songs are an integral part of your life, so why shouldn’t …

How to Become an Interpreter: A Comfortable 5-step Guide

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Night after night, you keep having the same dream.

You hear voices whispering… then getting louder and louder. Frantic voices.

It’s dark. The voices around you sound confused. Agitated. Maybe even afraid.

At first, you can’t understand what they’re …

“Why Do I Feel Like I Can’t Learn Languages?” 9 Possibilities

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I can’t.

It’s impossible.

I’ll fail.

Phrases like that are as diabolical as any you’ll ever hear, especially if you’re saying them to yourself!

Not only do they make you feel bad, but they’re sabotaging you from achieving your goals. …

Ins and Outs of the Critical Language Scholarship Program

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Americans aren’t exactly known for their foreign language prowess.

If you’re an American and have ever actually mastered a language you’ve studied, congratulations, you’re in an elite club.

For a variety of reasons, many Americans simply aren’t motivated to

33 Fab Foreign Language Writing Prompts for All Levels

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You’re no stranger to advice.

Your friends advise you on what to wear.

Your parents advise you on how to manage your finances.

Your grandmother advises you on the latest trends and slang. Thanks for staying current, Grandma.

But …

Step Up! 4 Paths to the Ability to Learn Languages Quickly

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It’s a fast-paced world out there.

How many times have you seen someone waiting at the bus stop, constantly checking their watch, getting more and more frustrated with a delay of just two or three minutes?

It’s no surprise, then, …