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3 Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Speak Italian

3 Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Speak Italian

Bilingual children enjoy creative, cognitive, and cultural advantages because of their early exposure to multiple languages. Fortunately, childhood is an ideal time to learn a new language, especially when the brain is still developing. However, your child doesn't have to start taking language lessons in infancy or grow up in a multilingual household to speak Italian. You just need to stay involved in their learning process and think of creative ways to keep them engaged. If your son o … Read More

3 Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Speak Italian
Bilingual children enjoy creative, cognitive, and cultural advantages because of their early exposure to multiple languages. Fortunately, childhood is an ideal time to learn a new language, especially when the brain is still developing. However, your child doesn't have to start taking language lessons in infancy or grow up in a multilingual household to speak Italian. You just need to stay involved in their learning process and think of creative ways to keep them engaged. If your son o
German Grammar: Definite Articles 101
German grammar can be a difficult thing to master, especially for beginner students. Here, German instructor Kerstin R. shares some simple tips and tricks on learning German definite articles… As a German instructor, I tell all of my students the same thing over and over again: You need to know your definite articles. If you don’t, you’ll be lost and have a challenging time getting your German grammar right. German definite articles are much more complex than English articles. German h
Jet Set to Japan: The Top 10 Japan Travel Blogs
If you're studying Japanese, you may be preparing for an upcoming trip to Japan. Traveling to Japan is an unforgettable experience, but if you want to make the most of your trip, you have to prepare in advance. Here are 10 Japan travel blogs to help you plan ahead for your upcoming trip. 1. Only in Japan Only in Japan covers nearly every popular and traditional aspect of the country and culture. From manga to beaches to backpacking, you will be well prepared for your trip if you read th
12 Things I Learned After Moving to Mexico | An Expat's Take
Want to learn Spanish fast? Moving to a Spanish-speaking country is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and fast-track your language-learning experience. While Spain is known for its beauty -- and the Spanish culture is certainly exciting -- don't forget about Mexico as an option! Living in Mexico can be a fantastic experience, as many expats can attest to. We recently connected wiith Tina over at Los Gringos Locos, and her article featuring her observations definitely stood ou
10 Must-Know Words and Phrases for Korean Drama Fans
As most students know, studying the Korean language can be complicated. Luckily, with the growing popularity of Korean drama (K-drama), it's much easier, and more fun, to learn popular catch phrases and buzzwords. Korean drama shows use hundreds of slang words and catchphrases, which can be frustrating for beginning Korean-language students. If this is you, don't panic. This list will help you understand the characters and story lines in Korean drama. 1. Antis   Anti-Fans, o

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