Archive for November, 2017

You’re a language learner. You have grit. Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

There’s a lot of failure in language learning. But then, how do you reach success without climbing on top of the failures? I hate to break it to you, but even after you learn your new language, the road is going to be tough. Unless you plan on living in the country for decades, you’ll…

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The Best Holiday Gift for Language Learners (Hint: it’s free!) Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

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The holidays are upon us once again, which means turkey roasting, cookie baking, menorah lighting, family gathering, and—for better or worse—gift giving. This season, don’t buy into the stress and chaos of finding the perfect gift for the language lover in your life. They only need one thing, and best of all: it’s free! What…

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Why Corporate Language Training Should “Go Remote” Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Companies large and small are increasingly open to the benefits of “going remote”, or hiring individuals around the world who connect via video conferencing, email, and cloud sharing services. Offering remote opportunities can help find and retain the top talent—so why not leverage it to train top talent as well? Why do companies go remote?…

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How I Met Your Mother’s Language Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

Once upon a time in the Southwest, I fell under the spell of an Italian and her…Italian. This comic is based on a true story. My wife and I were only dating for a few months when I brought her to the USA for the first time to meet my family. I grew up in…

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Don’t Put Learning a Language on your To-Do List Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

“To-dos are pipe dreams. Scheduling is a game plan.” – Larry Kim A to-do list is an effective way to keep track of the things you need to, well, do. It’s a lesson in organization, but not in productivity. How many times have you pushed that thing—go to the recycling center, fix the leaky faucet…

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The #1 Hardest Thing About Language Learning Posted by on Nov 6, 2017

No, it’s not complicated grammar rules. It’s not making space in your brain for reams of vocabulary. It’s not even sounding like a buffoon. In all my travels, with all the languages I’ve tried to learn (with varying levels of success), I think I would say the hardest thing about learning new languages is being polite…

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