How to Learn Spanish for Beginners

“Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar.” (Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.) ― Gloria E. Anzaldúa When I visited New York for the first time in 2015, many things were just as I had imagined: the frenetic pace, the impressive Manhattan skyline, the buzzing nightlife. What I […]

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Changing How We Look at Language Education

A few weeks ago, I received a very exciting email: It came from Rachel M. Paling, a famous language coach and language learner who created the method called Neurolanguage Coaching® and one of the first-ever language coaching certifications in existence, accredited by the International Coach Federation and known as the ELC Language Coaching Certification®. The […]

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How to Write in Japanese – 5 Simple Tips

There are many languages throughout the world with writing systems that are considered very difficult to master. These scripts are so complex that most people are discouraged from learning them even before they start. Perhaps the most difficult language in this regard is Japanese. To a complete beginner, the Japanese script looks a lot like […]

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The Power of Positive Language Habits

Have you ever set a New Year’s resolution to learn a foreign language? Have you ever sat down and studied a language on January 1st, full of hope for new and bright learning opportunities, only to drop everything after a few weeks? You started off so strong, so passionately, and then, much to your dismay, […]

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How to Write in Mandarin Chinese: 5 Simple Tips

“Mandarin Chinese is the most difficult language to learn to read and write.” Have you ever heard anyone say that before? I have. I was eighteen when an acquaintance of mine first told me tales of Mandarin Chinese, a language I had not yet been exposed to. “It’s impossible!” they said. “All those characters are […]

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Learn to Write in a New Alphabet with These 5 Simple Tips

“It’s all Greek to me” Have you ever heard that phrase before? It’s a relatively common phrase in English, used when you don’t understand a bit of spoken or written language that has been communicated to you, regardless of what language it’s actually in. Many languages have equivalent phrases, though the foreign language mentioned can […]

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