How Do Children Learn Language? 4 Big Takeaway Lessons for Language Learners

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Hey, guys. Remember that viral YouTube video “Charlie bit my finger”?

It made the rounds online a few years ago and those adorable brothers became instant internet sensations.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s what happened:

Harry, the older …

6 Undeniable Reasons to Learn a Second Language

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The modern world is a hectic place.

It makes us look at everything as a cost versus benefit situation.

You might ask yourself “why should I find the time to learn a new language?”

Everyone knows it’s hard work to

3 Creative Language Learning Methods: Improve Fluency with Translation

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So, you think you’ve tried every language learning strategy?

Think there are no stones left unturned?

Let’s go to the checklist:

Flashcards? Check!

Follow-along podcasts? Check!

Books and e-books? Check!

Cooking shows? Check!

Foreign movies? Check!

Foreign songs? Check!…

6 Reasons Learning to Speak Another Foreign Language Is Easier Than the First

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If you’ve learned to speak one foreign language, you know that learning a language is not a quick, easy feat.

It requires time, perseverance and lots of work.

But you also know that learning a language is rewarding, useful

Flashcard 411: Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Language Learning Flashcards

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When we were kids, nobody wanted to be the nerdy flashcard kid.

Now that we’re all grown up, being a nerd is where it’s at.

They used to call the studious kids “nerds,” just because they were using their big …

Can You Truly Learn a Language by Watching Movies and TV?

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Think over this familiar scenario:

You finally put together a great and useful phrase which will enable you to get around in another country or communicate with a foreign colleague. Something along the lines of, “Excuse me, could you

How to Fail Epically at Self-teaching Any Language

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Have you heard the crazy idea that learning a language should be fun?

I’m writing this post because I’m greatly concerned.

This whole “fun learning” business is really an epidemic that’s catching like wildfire among language learners.

Learning is fun?…

How to Teach Yourself a Language: 5 Creative Strategies You Haven’t Tried Yet

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Trying to learn a new language, but finding yourself in a rut?

Feeling stuck with that new foreign book you just bought?

All out of ideas for ways to expand your lingual palette?

Stress no more! We here at …

7 Benefits of Becoming a Badass Bilingual

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Armed and fabulous.

Bilingual people hold the big guns in this world.

Being fluent in a second language gives us a huge advantage when it comes to communication, travel, work, love and raw brain power.

There’s nothing that being …

10+ Ways to Language-learning Success by Setting Goals

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re learning a new language.

False cognates can trip you up, idioms can seem completely incomprehensible, and you may run across some words so weird you don’t believe they exist.

Instead of letting …