9 Great Places to Practice a Language With Real People
What's the best way to become fluent in any language? By practicing with people who already speak it! In this article, you'll learn about 8 online communities you can join (for free) in order to improve your fluency and make friends along the way...
Ever try holding a conversation in a language you aren't comfortable speaking? Most of us would find that quite difficult. But here's something you should know: Having real conversations is the best way to practice a language.
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What's the Best Way to Learn a New Language? Find Out the Truth
Once you've decided you want to learn a new language, you need to determine which method to use. Researching the wide selection of learning materials and methods, however, can be overwhelming. Countless programs claim they're the "best way to learn a language," and that they will help you speak like a native in just a few days.
With so many options to choose from, how can you know which of these claims you can trust? How can you determine the best way to learn a new language, for you?
5 Myths and Realities for Writing Fiction
Writing fiction comes with a number of myths that keep many people from giving it a serious try. Don't them get you down! Here are a few things that you might hear about the industry as you're learning how to write fiction--and the reality behind them.
1. You Have to Be a Big Name to Write
Many aspiring writers are told that unless you're Stephen King or you're famous for something else, there's no point in trying to get your work noticed. But the truth is, many publishers actively look for
10 Easiest & Hardest Languages to Learn for English Speakers
Every language requires a different learning approach. Depending on how easy or hard a language is to learn, you can have varying practice times, materials, and degrees of discipline. In this article, you'll learn about 10 popular languages and their difficulty levels from our language learning friend, Julie Petersen...
Language difficulty is a hard thing to calculate. It really depends on a variety of factors, such as personal motivation and interest, desire or need, surrounding cu
Are Genetics the Key to Language Learning?
Genetics can determine your physical appearance, your health outlook, and even some of your personality traits.
And now, new research is confirming that your ability to learn a second language may also be predetermined.
The newest study, from the University of Washington, followed Chinese international students taking a 3-week English immersion course. The researchers took brain scans throughout the course, and saw some interesting changes:
The brain scans suggest that within a day of