Music and Language Learning. Does it help?

During your language learning journey, you may have been told to listen to music. The concept is that music would help you learn a new language with ease. Let’s review this statement in a phased manner. Science behind music and learning in general. Firstly, does music help in general learning? You may have been exposed […]

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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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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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3 Places to Watch Foreign Films in Singapore

While Netflix, Amazon and Itunes have made watching movies at home convenient, the experience of going down to the movies with friends is one that is not readily replicated at home. Here are some places you should head down to for that awesome movie experience. 1. Ciné Club Okay, so this is not a cinema- […]

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Awesome Free Korean Weobtoons to read (and reread)

Korean dramas have taken most of Asia (and arguably, the world) by storm. Thus it should be no surprise that their lesser-known cousin, the webcomic, has also gathered its own following internationally. Just as dramas are excellent resources to learn spoken language, webcomics are also a great resource for learning about written Korean. As LINE […]

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Learning language through film

Mastering a foreign language just got easier. Specialised movies have blended entertainment and reading to create an enjoyable, yet effective way to learn. How is this so? It’s possible thanks to the “natural approach.” Developed by Stephen Kashen, a linguistics expert, the natural approach is a philosophy that people can learn a foreign language naturally […]

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