10 Ways to Memorize French Vocabulary Fast
Many students struggle with memorizing vocabulary in a foreign language. Tutor Joan B. shares her tips for learning new words in French fast...
Is memorizing vocabulary in French holding you back from speaking fluently and confidently? Recalling vocabulary can be one of the hardest parts of learning a language since the words often seem strange to us and the richness of a language means that there are many words to memorize. Use the following tips to "decode" vocabulary memorization so you ca
Face-Off: Google Translate vs. Human Spanish Translator
We rely on technology now more than ever, but when is it best to let a real-life human do the work?
Check out the nifty infographic below from Verbal Ink to see what happens when Google Translate (Spanish to English) goes head-to-head with a professional translator in two rounds of a translation showdown. Are they worthy opponents, or will a clear front-runner claim the prize?
It seems as though humans can still triumph over machine when it comes to language... at least for now!
An Easy Way to Learn Japanese Katakana
When you're learning Japanese katakana, it's easy to be confused by so many new symbols. Here, Winston Salem, NC teacher Willy M. shares his tips and tricks to help you learn katakana.
While learning Japanese can be challenging, I have found an easy way to learn and memorize katakana. I want to share these methods with you, and I hope they will help you to quickly learn and understand Japanese katakana.
When I first started studying Japanese, I found it difficult to learn the symbols
Guest Podcast from French Blabla: How to Use (or Avoid Using) the French Subjunctive
For many language students, the French subjunctive, or le subjonctif, is one of the trickiest French verbs to master. It can leave you with such a headache that you'll wonder, is it possible to avoid using the French subjunctive all together?
In this guest podcast, Caroline from French Blabla reveals several simple conversation hacks that will help you use the French subjunctive correctly, or avoid the need to use le subjonctif in the first place. Quelle bonne idée!
Music by Bensound.c
Bonne Fête des Mères! French Vocabulary for Mother's Day
Here in the states, we celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May (psst that's May 10 this year!), but did you know that in France Mother's Day, known as la fête des mères, is celebrated either the last Sunday of May or the first Sunday in June? Despite the difference in timing, the French celebrate Mother's Day in many of the same ways we do, but with a few uniquely French touches.
First things first, if you want to celebrate this holiday as the French do, you'll need to know a bit o