Fascinating Language Facts You Didn’t Know Noam Chomsky once said,  “A language is not just words. It’s a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It’s all embodied in a language.”  It no wonder why we are so fascinated by language. So here are some […]

The Benefits of Being Bilingual (TedTalk) It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one […]

  How Many American English Expressions Do You Know?   Almost everyone can agree that learning English is a journey. Once you think you have mastered all the rules, you come across another exception. What really makes English difficult is that various countries around the world in different regions have their own slang and expressions. […]

Making Friends In French Is Tough         Tips On How to Make Friends In Paris   On a more serious note. Paris is beautiful and full of culture, but many foreigners find it difficult to make friends when arriving in Paris. Here are some tips to help you find and make friends […]

The Top 5 Best Translation Apps for Language Learners   It is a mobile world! In fact more and more people cannot live without their cellphones near their side and this is for a good reason. Apps are important tools for us in our everyday on-the-go lives. So it is no wonder why more and […]

There is a lot of french material circulating the web. Let alone the thousands of podcasts out there! So we break down some of our favorites for you.   1. Coffee Break French  Listeners get to follow along as host and language teacher Mark teaches french to his student Anna in a lively manner. (iTunes – website) […]

It seems that a few things get more attention than money. Why? Well people use money everyday – sometimes multiple times per day. People plan where they live around money, where they travel around money, and what they eat around money. So it is no wonder why it has developed such a rich and colorful […]

One of my favorites way to dabble in a foreign language is to watch movies, but recently I have been noticing my attention span is decreasing. I decided that why not try TV series since they are from 25- 40 minutes long.   TV series have two main benefits:   1. Short Duration Easier to […]

Your biggest barrier to effective language learning? Translating   Hello fellow language learners! Here’s Theo, currently struggling padawan in the process of learning French and proud owner of an unhealthy obsession for languages: I speak Romanian, German, English, and in-progress Spanish and French. Some of these I’ve learnt as a child, others later in my […]

Avez-vous déjà eu du mal à apprendre une nouvelle langue ?   Si vous repensez à toutes ces heures passées à essayer de comprendre la logique grammaticale de la langue que vous apprenez, j’imagine que oui ! Il s’avère que si vous changez deux petites choses dans votre façon d’étudier, vous pourrez absorber et mémoriser […]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Have Conversations In Any Language   Find a Language Partner Plan An Activity, Set A Time, Create a Cheat Sheet Be Confident, Practice & Repeat So let’s just say you decided that you want to jump in and learn a language ‘au naturel’. You’ve taken several languages courses before, but […]

How Do You Get Started Finding A Language Exchange Partner?   So you downloaded the Vivalanga app, found a language partner, and set up a time to meet! Congrats! These are the first steps in your journey of becoming #fluent! And if you are stressed about meeting strangers and sounding silly… DON’T! On the Vivalanga […]

Why have a language exchange partner? Learning a new language is tough and most people can agree that the best way to learn a language is through immersion. Having a language exchange partner is given you an opportunity to learn the way we are suppose and that is by speaking the language. Below you will […]

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