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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Language Learning Links

English: Chain
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You may have finished one round of Duolingo or all of the exercises in Livemocha, then what's next? Looking for more language learning materials could be a treasure hunt. They are available anywhere on the Internet, but you need an effort to find them.

There is no guarantee that those language learning tools you found could be useful and fit your learning style. Thus, it is recommended to keep on trying until you find your perfect match. You may also use several tools at the same with to avoid boredom. This also allows you to have more exposure to different kinds of learning materials.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Guest Post: 4 Ways to Practice a New Language Every Single Day

#1147 Japanese crossword puzzle
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Learning a new language sounds exciting, right? To many people, it sounds like a daunting task as well. It's all too easy to make excuses, saying that you don't have the time or that you’ll just forget everything in between classes. Fortunately, if you make a plan to get exposure to the language and practice your skills every day, you will be positioned for success. So shelve those concerns and come up with a plan of attack that will put you on the right track! Follow these tips to make learning a second language party of your everyday life.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Learn a Foreign Language in a Foreign Language

Foreign language books available
(Photo credit: Newton Free Library)

Which language do you use when you are learning a foreign language?
Your answer might be your native language. I bet many people would agree with it since your native language is the language that has grown with you and you know your native language better than other language. However, this fact does not always turn out to be true. Those people who grow up in another country and have been exposed to a foreign language and culture might perform well in both their native and the foreign language.