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Here it is, another Chinese proficiency exam opportunity. This one is only a pilot test and it is free. I definitely will attend this exam. Need to study harder and smarter to beat this fifth level. I have been struggling with the fifth level since last year.  By the way, the fifth level is the last level in the exam. Therefore, it is obviously not easy. However, I need to pass it as long as I still have the chance to take the exam. 

Why should we really be learning Russian?

Why should we really be learning Russian ?  The Russian Language is a resource of the international communication between nations of the Russian Federation and the CIS (Community of Independent States – former Soviet Republics) Russian is one of the six official and working languages of the UN (United Nations) Russia’s new openness has lead within the last ten years to the consolidation of economic, political and cultural ties of Russia with Europe, USA, and Asia. Russia is integrating into the world economy fast Russian writers and poets create many of the world-known literature masterpieces: Griboyedov, Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Yesenin, Akhmatova, etc The Russian Language helps to approach the mysterious Russian soul

Latvian Television Online

In this rapidly growing technology era, you can do many activities through the Internet, including watching TV. Latvian people may now view a variety of TV channels online from a few commercial channels from Rīga to regional broadcasters, such as Latgales Televīzija. Apart from that, Russian broadcasters have also found their way into the Latvian market. Customers with cable or satellite connection may also enjoy various TV channels from Western Europe and beyond. Several Latvian online TV broadcasters are listed as follows:

How not to forget languages you have learned by Steve Kaufmann

Here is another good video from Steve that I found. It is about how not to forget the language you have learned or even your native language. This serious matter is happening to me. I was on phone a few days ago with a high school teacher. He surprisingly told me that my accent has changed. I personally do not realize my accent. Living far away from home has made me speaking in foreign languages every day. However, it does not mean that I am forgetting my language.

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