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 …
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 …
Are you studying a language that requires a rolled R, but you feel like the technique is escaping you?
Turn to pop culture for inspiration.
Method #1: Vibrate your tongue. You may remember some variation of this Rrrrrruffles have …
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 …
Being cool ain’t easy.
You have to buy all the latest fashions even if it means there’s only room in your budget for a closet-sized apartment.
You have no choice but to eat all the latest Instagrammable foods, even if …
What is an Asian language?
That question might be harder to answer than you think.
For a lot of people, what first comes to mind are the widely spoken East Asian languages: Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
But what about South …
As you’re reading this, I can assume you want to learn a language.
But why do you want to?
There are as many reasons for learning languages as there are languages themselves.
There’s travel, food, people—and money.…
Do you love languages?
Believe it or not, you’re in the minority.
Most people don’t think much of languages one way or another. A lot of monolingual people would even prefer to stay that way.
That seems strange …
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 …