89 Advanced Spanish Phrases That Will Get You Confused For A Native Speaker

Vocabulary is the cornerstone to learning a language, and becoming advanced in Spanish requires you to learn vocabulary and phrases that you won’t find in your beginner’s textbook! It’s possible to get by in a language without any grammar (even if you sound like Tarzan!) but not without any vocabulary, which is probably why phrasebooks […]

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The Complete Guide To French Pronunciation: Lose Your Accent & Pronounce French Words Like A Native

French pronunciation can seem pretty intimidating. The sounds are tricky, and letters that look familiar from English can sound entirely different. While French is definitely very different from English, it’s not that much harder. Although all those silent letters can seem confusing at first, once you learn the rules and patterns, you’ll realise that French […]

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¡Che Boludo! A Brief Introduction to Argentine Spanish

Ever dreamed of a trip to Argentina? I lived in Argentina for 6 months back in 2005, so I know from experience that it has a lot to offer any visitor! But the way people speak Spanish in Argentina is a bit different from how it’s spoken in other countries. Today, I’m delighted to feature […]

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How Long Does It Take To Learn Italian? An Honest Guide For Beginners

How long does it take to learn Italian? This is a common question among learners and if you’re learning Italian or thinking about starting you need to know the answer. Today, I’m delighted to feature a guest post that answers that common question once and for all. Here’s what you’ll learn:  What it means to have […]

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67 Essential Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveller Needs To Know

Spain. Mexico. Argentina. Peru. Colombia. Does the mere the mention of these countries leave you daydreaming about your next trip abroad? I’ve had the good fortune of spending time in many Spanish speaking countries and I can tell you from first-hand experience that they’re incredible places to visit. Spanish-speaking countries are among the most popular […]

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How To Learn Chinese From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

Have you always wanted to learn Chinese? Or have you started learning it but found yourself running into a brick wall? If so, then this article is for you! Unfortunately, learning Mandarin Chinese has a reputation for being exceptionally difficult… But the truth is, it’s not as hard as you think! In this article, I’ll […]

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How To Learn Japanese From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

Learning Japanese may seem intimidating at first. Words seem strange and reading an alphabet you’ve never even heard of can feel like an impossible task. However, I can tell you from experience that learning Japanese is highly rewarding if you persevere. Believe it or not, Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn […]

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7 Italian Language Books To Grow Your Vocabulary and Boost Your Fluency

Reading in Italian is one of the best ways to learn the language. It’s a marvellous way to familiarize yourself with commonly used grammatical structures as well as build up a good vocabulary. But reading can be daunting, especially for beginners. You may be asking yourself a few questions: Where can I find an Italian […]

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American Sign Language: What You Need To Know And Why It’s Unique

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post from Kristine about American Sign Language (ASL). You’ll learn about: What ASL is and how it developed 5 common misconceptions people have about ASL Some similarities between ASL and English How learning ASL is different from learning English Here’s Kristine… What Is American Sign Language (ASL)? ASL, […]

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How To Learn Italian From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

Learning Italian is one of the most rewarding adventures you can embark on. As an Italian speaker, you’ll be able to: Communicate with family or friends who speak Italian Have more authentic travel experiences in Italy Learn more about Italian cuisine, culture, history and art Live or work in Italy See the world and the […]

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The Complete Guide To German Pronunciation: Reduce Your Accent & Pronounce German Words Like A Native

When you first start learning about German pronunciation, it can be intimidating. The sounds are tricky, and words that have the same meaning and spelling as English can sound entirely different. While German is definitely very different from English, it’s not that much harder. Once you learn the rules and patterns, pronouncing German words correctly […]

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Learning Italian As A Teenager: What It Taught Me About Myself, My Family And How To Learn

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post from 14-year old James Corl, who shares his experience of learning Italian as a teenager. James has been learning Italian for over two years and recently started a club for foreign language learners, which has hosted festivals for the advancement of culture and foreign language. You’ll read about: […]

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How To Learn French From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

Starting out learning French can seem frightening at first. Words on the page can look so different from how they’re spoken and pronouncing these strange words can feel like an impossible task. But although it may not seem so at first, French is not a particularly difficult language for English speakers to learn. French is […]

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6 Smart Strategies I Used To Learn Chinese While Teaching English In Shanghai

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post from Dimitris that shares his experience of learning Chinese while living and working as an English teacher in Shanghai. If you’re struggling to make the kind of progress you’d hoped for with your Chinese, I think this post will give you some ideas that might help you […]

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How to Learn German From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Have you always wanted to learn German? Starting out learning German can seem frightening at first. Words can fill the entire length of a piece of paper, and pronouncing letters you’ve never even heard of can feel like an impossible task. Can anybody say words like Freundschaftsbeweis or Lebensabschnittsgefährte? And why would you want to? […]

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