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Turn It up! 9 Groovy Tips to Learn a Language Through Songs

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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, …

Shadowing Magic: An Amazing Language Learning Technique 

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We’ve heard that if you talk to a man in his language, it goes to his heart.

But what if he can’t understand a word you’re saying?

It’s easy to ignore pronunciation in language learning, especially when

How to Become a Translator: 7 Steps to Your Dream Job

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Everyone has a dream.

Or maybe a sueño.

Or perhaps yours is a мечта.

Or a rêve.

But if you really enjoy toggling between all these options, there’s a strong chance that your dream is being a translator.

In …

How to Conquer the 4 Top Foreign-language Speaking Fears

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Arachnophobia: The fear of spiders.

Coulrophobia: The fear of clowns.

Xenoglossophobia: The fear of foreign languages.

Okay. We’ll be the first to admit that foreign languages aren’t half as horrifying as a massive spider or an angry clown (or a …

3 Amazing Stories of Language Learners Who Changed the World

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Some people say that it takes some secret talent to learn languages.

But would they say that about someone who can sing, play an instrument and keep rhythm?

Using a language is really just a skill like any other, and …