Why Embracing Metacognition Is the Best Language Learning Method

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Remember college chemistry class the night before any big exam?

You didn’t even need to be in the chemistry class—you could still tell exactly who was in the midst of a major, all-night cram session.

But how many times have …

How to Learn a Language Faster with Foreign Magazines

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Imagine this: outdoors, sunshine, cup of coffee and a magazine.

That could be your new study routine.

I love magazines.

When you have lofty language learning goals, you need to give yourself a break from time to time.

Magazines …

Giveaway: Win a Lifetime Subscription to FluentU!

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In celebration of our upcoming iPhone app launch on May 28, we’re doing a giveaway!

One lucky winner will get a lifetime subscription to FluentU, the best way to learn a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and …

How Polyglots Learn Languages and Stay Sane: Gems of Wisdom from 10 of the Best

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Ever wondered how polyglots do it?

Does your mouth water every time you read about Luca Lampariello, who speaks more languages than he has fingers, or Donovan Nagel who can order good food in practically any restaurant on this …

The Art of Online Language Exchange with Skype

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By the end of this post, you’ll have done 3 huge things.

1. You’ll have saved yourself $1,200.

2. You’ll be able to meet someone who’ll drastically change the trajectory of your linguistic journey.

3. You’ll look at Skype in …

How to Score Foreign Language Practice on a Native Speaker’s Home Turf

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Hey, can a native English speaker get a little help around here?

No no, not that kind of help!

The last thing you need is another eager local to tell you how to get wherever you’re going…in English.

You’d rather …

How to Find a Language Exchange Partner and Get Fluent Now

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Quick quiz: What is the main reason that people learn a foreign language?

Answer: Quite simply, to talk!

Literally. Though reading and writing are important components of language learning, what we all dream of is to speak fluently, …

The Proven 5-Step Formula for Masterful Reading in a Second Language

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How do you approach reading in your target language?

If you’re anything like me, up until now it’s all been a bit haphazard.

You’ve heard that reading is a great way to improve your vocabulary. You think you should …

15 Amazing Reasons to Start Learning a Foreign Language Right Now

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If you’re not already learning a language, you’re running late.

You should have started yesterday!

But why should you learn a foreign language?

A better question might be, why should you not learn a language?

I mean, do you love …

The 6 Best Sources of Language Learning Videos on the Internet

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Do you want to take learning a second language to the next level?

Do you really want to immerse yourself, really?

I just wanna make sure because there are many people out there who say they’d love to get …