The Sound of Science: 9 Proven Techniques for Incredible Language Listening

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How did you learn your first language?

Well, you listened to people talking around you, and it just sort of happened.

Your infant brain gobbled all those words and grammatical structures right up before you even knew what language …

Get Your Game On! 13 Fun Foreign Language Games to Boost Your Vocabulary

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Before you begin to read this post, ask yourself these two questions:

Do you love playing games?

Do you love learning new languages?

If you’ve answered “yes” to both of these questions, then definitely keep reading because this …

4 Hacks for Learning a Language Through Immersion Without Breaking the Bank

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Complete language immersion is within your grasp.

That’s right.

You have the ability to learn a language by being immersed in it, whenever and wherever you want.

Whether or not you’re in college, or going to college anytime soon.…

Why Being Bilingual Is Important for Yourself and Your Community

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It’s 7 p.m. Work’s done and dinner’s been had.

When all else is taken care of, it’s time to study!

Right?

Or maybe it’s time to check Facebook. Or binge watch Netflix. Or play video games. Or check …

8 Questions Every Language Learner Has About Language Conversation Exchanges

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Word on the street is that all the kids are doing LCEs.

Oh, sorry—are you new to getting your language learning kicks online?

Thanks to the Internet, the world is your oyster. It turns out that language learning on your …

Introducing the FluentU iPad App

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The wait is over!

After months of development, we’ve finally released our iPad app.

It brings the best of FluentU – learning languages with real-world videos like music videos, movie trailers, news, and more – to the iPad.

And …

3 Key Rules for Successfully Learning a New Language Online

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Wondering if online language learning is for real?

If so, you probably have a lot of questions running through your head:

Is learning a language online just some weird fad, or is it actually a thing that works?

Do people

Update: Blazing Fast Search!

In our 5th year of operation, we’ve had a fortunate problem.

We have too much content.

Too much authentic goodness like music videos, entertaining commercials and TV show segments.

For example, for Chinese we have 1,800+ videos, 450+ audio files …

7 Tried and True Language Learning Techniques for Any Skill Level

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Curse words are often the first things people learn in a foreign language.

That’s because they get the most mileage—especially when you’re frustrated tackling beginner lessons.

Learning a new language is one of the hardest things you can do.

There, …

How to Improve Language Listening Skills: 5 Secrets for Success

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Listening is the mother of all language skills.

Okay, so traditionally it’s been treated more like the under-appreciated younger brother of language skills.

But it should be the mother of all language skills.

Remember at school, when you were supposed