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Get Your Game On! 13 Fun Foreign Language Games to Boost Your Vocabulary

<b>Before you begin to read this post, ask yourself these two questions:</b><p>Do you love playing games?<p>Do you love learning new languages?<p>If you’ve answered …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

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A Dying Language Is Making a Comeback

In the summer of 1930, at the dawn of the Great Depression, a 21-year-old linguist named Morris Swadesh set out for Louisiana to record the area’s …

Many European kids learn two foreign languages by age 9. Most Americans? Zero

Maybe it is time to put to rest the stereotype of the Frenchman refusing to speak English.<p>In fact, the statistics point in the opposite direction. According to The Pew Research Center, almost every country in Europe requires students as young as six to learn a foreign language, usually English. …

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Chinese subtle communication style and creativity

China has a long History and a culture rich of metaphors and symbols. The Chinese language is known for its characters that can be interpreted in a …

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The most useful foreign languages an English speaker can learn, and why

• The 10 most spoken languages in the world (excluding English, of course): Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, Punjabi, and German.<br>• The list of 10 most spoken languages by number of countries: French, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Mandarin, Malay, …

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Smigin Is a Foreign Language Tool That Doesn’t Make You Sound Like A Tourist

If you’ve ever tried to learn a foreign language, you probably know that most existing methods focus on aspects of the language that aren’t very helpful in everyday life. For example, newcomers to a language are often first taught the names of animals or colors, words that aren’t normally …

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Can genes predict foreign language learning skills?

With language skills becoming ever more important, Anne Merritt looks at whether there is a genetic component to language learning ability<p>Every frustrated language learner has, at some point, proclaimed that they just "don’t have the gift" of picking up foreign languages.<p>It’s easy to imagine that …

Learning French Is Not as Hard as You Think

There are more than a few ways for you to learn a language. No best way exists; if that is what you are after. What works for you will depend …