Learn to Speak a Foreign Language from Scratch in 8 Steps

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Learning a new language can be an emotional roller coaster.

You’ll hit plenty of highs—now we’re going to help you avoid the lows.

At first, there’s something magical about the newness of it all.

The new sounds. The new

How an Elephant Named Butterfly Can Insanely Enhance Your Memory for Language Learning

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There is an elephant named Butterfly.

But you have the hardest time remembering her name.

So let’s try a little exercise: Picture the elephant in your mind. Now make her ears spread out wide, as if they were wings.

In …

Reaching New Heights: How to Learn Multiple Languages to High Levels of Fluency

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So you want to be a polyglot?

It’s not exceptionally difficult to learn how to ask for the bathroom or say “I love you” in 20 different languages.

But learning multiple languages to a high level of fluency—such …

You’ll Love Soaking Up Foreign Language Books with These 8 Extensive Reading Activities

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Uh, oh. That book just came out.

Cancel all meetings. Postpone all plans with friends. Hire a dog/cat sitter for several days.

Do anything important now, because once that book is in your hands… nothing is going to get …

6 Language Immersion Software Programs That Deliver a Fully Immersive Experience

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There’s no substitute for a good language teacher.

…Or is there?

Getting your hands on the right software might just set you free.

Classroom time for learning and practice is hard to beat when you’re trying to master a language

Want a Healthy Lifestyle? Reap These Benefits of Being Bilingual!

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Want a new job?

Wish you had better health?

Want a more fulfilling personal life?

Learn a second language!

When discussing the benefits of learning a foreign language, most people think of the straightforward perks right away. You know, that …

Why the Heck Is Listening Such a Big Deal? 5 Reasons Why Language Learners Need to Listen Up

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When a native speaker starts talking in your target language, does it sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher blabbing?

Blah, blah, blah.

Do you struggle to understand when listening in your target language?

Do you spend whole conversations stressing that …

8 Old-school Polyglots to Take After If You Wanna Learn a Language

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Ever wonder why so many people in the U.S. never manage to learn a foreign language?

You might say the state of foreign language teaching has something to do with it.

You might also consider aspects of geography, politics and …

7 Surprising Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

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Learning a language is hard work.

No matter how many time-saving tricks and how much language-learning experience you have, learning a language is a commitment.

So you wouldn’t be doing it if you didn’t have a darn good reason.

You …

21st Century Learning: 4 Smart Strategies to Master a Foreign Language Online

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Mastering a foreign language requires access to the best language instructors, curriculum and exchange partners.

What’s a modern language lover to do?

Why, turn to the Internet of course!

With its dizzying array of educational blogs, entertaining videos and training