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 …

Get Something for Nothing! 17 Fabulously Free Language Apps

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Two wrongs don’t make a right.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. 

There’s a lot of wisdom in old adages, but a few lies have also crept in.

For example: …

“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

Interpret This! 3 In-ear Translators for Language Learners

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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 …

Try Them All! 7 Babbel Alternatives That Might Work for You

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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 …

Just Roll with It: The Ultimate Guide for How to Roll Your Rs

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Are you’re studying a language that requires a rolled R, but you feel like the technique is escaping you?

You might turn to popular culture for inspiration.

Method #1: Vibrate your tongue. You may remember some variation of this …

What’s up with WhatsApp? You Can use WhatsApp for Language Exchanges!

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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 …

Earn Street Cred by Learning 1 of the 16 Coolest Languages

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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 Even Is an Asian Language? And How Can You Learn One?

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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 …