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5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn German

5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn German

Are you ready for some serious tips for learning German? We’ll guide you through some very specific areas of German to help you get your head around this complicated but majestic language.
5 Very Specific, Very Useful Tips To Learn Spanish

5 Very Specific, Very Useful Tips To Learn Spanish

Is it too ambitious to say that after reading this article you’ll understand Spanish way better? Well, I’m willing to take that risk.
How To Ask Where The Bathroom Is In 10 Languages

How To Ask Where The Bathroom Is In 10 Languages

Whether you call it the bathroom, restroom, toilet or loo, here’s how to find relief in 10 different languages.
How To Figure Out Grammatical Gender In A New Language

How To Figure Out Grammatical Gender In A New Language

When your mother tongue is English, grammatical gender can be one of the toughest challenges in a new language.
How To Combat Foreign Language Anxiety

How To Combat Foreign Language Anxiety

Don’t let anxiety get the best of your language-learning goals. Fight back with these helpful steps.
How To Talk To Someone When You Don’t Speak Their Language

How To Talk To Someone When You Don’t Speak Their Language

So you’re in a foreign country, and you barely know how to introduce yourself. What now?
6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter

6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter

We spoke with Lexicon Valley host John McWhorter about grammar snobs, where linguistic prejudices really come from, and other language myths that just won’t die.
How To Say Hello In French

How To Say Hello In French

Most people are familiar with “bonjour” as the classic French greeting, but did you know that there are a multitude of other ways to say hello in French, and that they vary by region?
Why Making Mistakes Is The Best Way To Learn A Language

Why Making Mistakes Is The Best Way To Learn A Language

Instead of shying away from failure, here’s why you should embrace those mistakes.
Here’s The Best Way To Avoid Miscommunication

Here’s The Best Way To Avoid Miscommunication

In this Q&A with communication educator Katherine Hampsten, we arrive at some essential advice for understanding others in the digital age.
How (And Why) To Determine Your Level Of Language Proficiency

How (And Why) To Determine Your Level Of Language Proficiency

Here’s your guide to which scales and exams you should use to express how fluent you are in a second language, and why it even matters.
4 Tips To Bring Back The Language You Studied In School

4 Tips To Bring Back The Language You Studied In School

The stuff you learned in high-school French class might be gone, but it’s not entirely forgotten. Here’s how to refresh your memory.
You’re Doing It Wrong: 4 Common Pronunciation Mistakes That All Language Learners Make

You’re Doing It Wrong: 4 Common Pronunciation Mistakes That All Language Learners Make

Whether you’re learning English as a second language or struggling to nail your French accent, there’s a wrong way to approach pronunciation, and it might be tripping you up.
Baby Boomers And Millennials: Are They Even Speaking The Same Language?

Baby Boomers And Millennials: Are They Even Speaking The Same Language?

Is it the decline of civilization, or is it the natural progression of linguistic drift? Here, we examine our generational differences, which can teach us a lot about how language changes over time.