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STRATEGIES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Better ways for busy professionals to learn a language

Why Learning A Language Can Be So Frustrating

Adults usually find learning a foreign language very difficult. Their brain has lost the plasticity that you encounter in children’s brain. However, there is more hope as new research reveals that adults can build new neuropathways. Anyway, why do some people have trouble learning...

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Can Passive Exposure To A Language Help You Learn It Faster?

Learning a language is not easy and we all would want to have a magic wand, wave it and “TA-DA” and we acquire all the necessary knowledge to learn this language we’ve been wanting to study for so long. But this is not real. So, we’ve tried to hang on the next big thing: passive...

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How Cognates Help You Increase Your Vocabulary

The ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) has issued a classification of languages by the level of difficulty they present to English speakers to learn them. Category 1 It takes around 23-24 weeks or 575-600 class hours to learn. Category 1 languages are those...

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Improve Your Reading Comprehension With These 7 Strategies

Reading is an important part of second language acquisition, and scientists have studied the strategies used by foreign language learners when trying to make sense of texts in their target language. Their aim has been to identify the various approaches learners take when reading a text and...

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Is It True That Babies Possess A Linguistic Advantage?

The world’s nations are becoming more inclusive and we encounter more marriages where each partner speaks a different language. More children are being raised as bilinguals or multilinguals. How is it possible for them to cope with two or more languages? Scientific studies have already...

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Are Gamified Apps Effective In Foreign Language Acquisition?

More people are learning a second language. There are as many reasons as individuals who embark in this journey. For some it’s just a pass-time, but for others it might be linked to job-related purposes. The need is real and the urgency too. There is a myriad of materials out there, free and paid...

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17 Exciting Career Paths For Language Lovers

If you’re thinking in having a language degree, people around you might think that you have limited options after your graduation. They may think again. Language degrees can open opportunities in a myriad of different areas. Here is a list of exciting potential jobs that you could apply to...

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How To Learn The Basic In Any Language Before Your Trip

That’s it. Your holiday trip is booked. Airplane ticket, checked, your travel insurance, checked, your hotel reservation, checked. Language knowledge: oh no! And it’s when you start to panic. Stop, listen to me a moment. You can still be language ready for travel no matter how little time you...

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How To Keep Your Motivation Going

OK, you’ve been studying this new language for a while. At first you are very excited to get acquainted to so many new words and expressions. You go from zero to being able to sustain simple conversations and your knowledge of the language is growing exponentially. You’re highly motivated. But,...

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How To Reclaim Time For Language Studies And More

We’re living a frantic life and it seems there is never enough time in the day to accomplish everything we wish to do. Often, learning a language ends up by being the most neglected area of our life. But why do some people manage to achieve so much more in the same period? The answer is time...

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