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Epic Fail to Fluent: 5 Ways Funny Language Mistakes Can Help You Learn


Oh no, they’re laughing at you!

Having your friends laugh at your mistakes when you’re learning a new language may feel like the end of the world.

But your mistakes could actually give you a huge learning advantage that’ll shock …

Want to Learn a Language Through Songs? Start Here!


Madonna once sang, “Music makes the people come together.”

There’s a lot of truth to that.

Music is a cornerstone of culture, and so songs have been written in every language since the birth of speech itself.

What might once …

6 Language Listening Mistakes That Could Derail Your Confidence


Dangers lurk around every corner.

For some people, big spiders strike fear.

For others, a creepy clown will send them reeling.

But for language learners, there’s one dark and deadly danger worse than all others combined: language mistakes.

And there’s …

What Language Should I Learn? Choosing Between the Most Used Languages in the World


Chocolate cake or creme brulee?

Vacation to the mountains or the beach?

Puppy or adorable mini hedgehog?

Ever had to make a decision between equally awesome options?

If you’re a language learner or aspiring language learner, then you probably …

10 Illuminating Quotes from Famous Language Learners


“There’s no place like home.”

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

“Winter is coming.”

Whether you mean for them to or not, chances are your favorite quotes work their way into your daily life.

But quotes …

Living the Dream! 6 Awesome Jobs That Require a Second Language


You remember when you were young and dreamed big.

Now those elusive dream jobs loom haughtily in the distance and seem further away than they’ve ever been.

They taunt you as you stock shelves, file paperwork or repeat for the …

Quaffing “Qawah” and Guzzling “Go Juice”: Coffee in Different Languages and Cultures


“Coffee is a language in itself.”

That’s according to Jackie Chan, the internationally famous actor, martial artist and (evidently) coffee enthusiast.

It’s clear why that statement stands true: despite the fact that it’s always made using essentially the same …

How to Master the 5 Stages of Language Learning


Grab your backpack and your Five Star notebook.

It’s time to go back to school.

Don’t worry, this is school without the lunchroom drama or surprise math quizzes.

This is language learning in five easy-to-understand stages, each of which …

Intensive and Extensive: 2 Ways of Reading That Power Language Learning


We learn languages for a host of different reasons.

Some of us do it for educational purposes, employment opportunities, travel goals or to communicate with family or friends, among other motivations.

But diverse as our motivations may be, …

Let’s Get Classy! 4 Language Level Classification Systems


Classifications may seem kind of stuffy.

Nerdy, even.

But they’re super important.

They’re used to distinguish between different animal species.

They’re used to organize libraries so you can find your favorite book easily.

Heck, they’re even used to declare …