Introduction to Spanish for Beginners (Part 1)

People have deeply ingrained habits. When a relationship is established, it is very difficult to alter the word of communication. You may decide to learn Spanish with a partner who is the native speaker, but more frequently than not you’ll see yourselves defaulting backwards to English, because “it’s just easier”. Attempting to learn Spanish with […]

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Test yourself: Are you fluent?

Some people take years to learn a language, some months and others decades. So, what are we all chasing? What is it that exams test students for? Fluency. However, given the different complexities, intricacies and even structure of languages around the world, how do you know if you’ve really become fluent? Is it that 100% […]

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Why Should I Learn a Foreign Language?

More and more software programs, electronic devices and websites devoted to foreign languages are being developed daily. Why all the excitement? Why would YOU want to learn a foreign language? Job Advancement – Get the Competitive Edge Many large corporations and government agencies have positions requiring a second language. In a country like Canada, which […]

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Humans vs Machine

This age-old debate will continue to rage on but in terms of language acquisition and translation, which one is better? Human or Machine? We’ve all used Google Translate or downloaded an online dictionary when we’re travelling. Perhaps we’ve even depended on it for work or to communicate with friends from other countries. However, more often […]

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Chinese reference information to help you study

Chinese characters seem to be the most difficult part for foreign learners of Mandarin. One likely reason may be that Chinese characters look very different from their Roman language counterparts. Each character in Mandarin represents not only the pronunciation, but also possess a certain meaning. A common complaint is that Chinese characters are so unlike […]

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Quickly Learn A Language By Thinking In It

It can be tedious to learn a language. There will always be a certain amount of raw memorization required. However, there are also many little techniques to help students learn a language efficiently. Labelling things around the house in the language you want to learn comes to mind. Listening to tapes while in the car […]

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