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Best language apps for self-study learners

No matter which foreign language you’re studying, there is an app that can help you learn new language independently. More often than not, there are …

Language Learning

6 Great Apps to try on the new Windows 10 | @Microsoft_EDU

It’s July 29, 2015, a day that will go down as Windows 10 day! I was excited to wake up this morning and download the latest FREE operating system on …

Microsoft OneNote

10 Tips to Differentiate Using 21st Century Assistive Technology

Differentiated instruction is not necessarily a new approach to meeting the unique learning needs of all students, but it has certainly been enhanced …


Top 5 Tools for Augmented Reality in Mobile Apps

Video games have been in the industry for more than 30 years now. Computer graphics is a sophisticated field and graphics in games are pushing the …

Augmented Reality

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)


What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain scans to monitor what happens when someone learns a second language. The study is part of a growing body of research using brain imaging technologies to better understand …

The Brain

The science of learning new languages

I’ve been attempting to learn French for a while now, and it’s a slow process. It’s all much harder this time around than it was to learn English, my …


You Need To Know This Science Of Learning Languages To Perfectly Master A Foreign Language

Picking up a new language is not really that easy, but knowing more about the science of learning languages may help you speed up the learning …

What Is the Fastest Way to Learn a Foreign Language?

Many of us dream of going to a foreign country and learning some of the local language so we can at least make conversation. But we don't want to …

Cool Stuff

How to Learn Any Language in Record Time and Never Forget It

Preface from TimBack in 2012, Gabriel Wyner wrote an article for Lifehacker detailing how he learned French in 5 months and Russian in 10, using …

Language Learning

12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need

Preface by Tim FerrissI’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments …

Language Learning

How to Reach Native-Like Fluency In a Foreign Language

Speaking a foreign language like a native speaker is the dream for many language learners. Unfortunately, not many learners have been able to achieve …

Language Learning

9 Tactics for Memorizing, Understanding, and Retaining a Foreign Language

Make your language-learning experience unforgettable.

We've all done it: crammed exhaustively for several hours the night before an exam, fueled by …

Language Learning

Seven dos and don'ts for learning a foreign language abroad

By Hannah Pearson

30 October 2014 - 16:22

Is living in a foreign country the best way to learn another language? Hannah Pearson, who’s working as an

Language Learning

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know

1. Make realistic, specific goals

You have decided to learn another language. Now what? On our recent live chat our panellists first piece of advice was to ask yourself: what do you want to achieve and by when? Donavan Whyte, vice president of enterprise and education at Rosetta Stone, says: …


7 Language Learning Tips They Don’t Teach You In School

Studying grammar books and having conversations with native speakers are classic ways to learn and practice any language. However, these are …

How to survive the worst moments of learning a new language

Learning a language makes an appearance on a lot of bucket lists. People picture themselves strolling through a market in a foreign land, conversing …

How to learn efficiently

I am convinced that much of the gap between the best college students and the worst is explained by study habits. Frankly, most students study …


5 Memory Strategies For Learning Anything Fast

Translation: today is the start. Remember that.

If you want to do get to the top of your class or climb the ladder at work, you give yourself a gigantic advantage over everybody else if you can recall more information at a faster speed.

Developmental psychologists and cognitive scientists have found …


How to Learn a Language When You Don’t Like Learning Languages

For some people, the process of learning a language is just as exciting as being able to speak it. They enjoy researching word origins, discovering …


How to survive the worst moments of learning a language

Learning a language makes an appearance on a lot of bucket lists. People picture themselves strolling through a market in a foreign land, conversing easily with locals – and you always look tanned in the daydream, too. But on the way to becoming the fluent and unaccountably sexier new you, there …

Language Learning

6 important things to know about how you learn

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

The Brain

The Secret to Making Your Brain Learn a New Language Fast

You’ve always wanted to learn a new language. In fact, it’s top three in your bucket list. You were originally encouraged because everybody selling …

Understanding How Our Brains Learn

Over the last 30 years or so, researchers in cognitive science, education and developmental psychology have discovered some amazing things about how …


Linguistic experts explain the best ways to learn a second language in the information age

If you didn’t study any foreign languages in school, picking one up as an adult can be challenging, since the human brain is best-equipped to absorb …

Language Learning

7 Practical Tips On How To Learn a Language Quickly

Growing up bilingual in two opposite corners of the world, Denmark and Australia, I definitely had an upper hand in learning what is now half a dozen …

Language Learning

5 Killer Language Learning Strategies Guaranteed to Help You Make Time

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’d love to learn a foreign language but I’m just too darn busy. If only I had more hours in the day…”?

I hear you.


5 Simple Research Proven Hacks to Stop Wasting Time and Start Learning Fast

Do you dream of learning a new language, but then find you rarely take action towards making your dream a reality?I’ve said before that the biggest …


What is the Best Way to Learn Spanish Fluently in a Short Time?

Acquiring the Spanish language is something achievable. It does not matter if it is your first attempt at learning a foreign language. Using a …



Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side …