Essential French Vocabulary: Greetings, Introductions, and More Social Phrases
Ready to say hello to the French-speaking world? French tutor Carol Beth L. shares the most useful phrases you'll need to start and end conversations...
Heading for France or a French-speaking country? Know someone who's French? Chances are you'd love to get a head start on some useful French greetings and phrases. Here is the most important French vocabulary you'll need for greetings, farewells, and introductory phrases, in addition to a few others just for fun.
Spanish Vocabulary: When to Use Usted vs. Tú
Every language has its own intricacies that take time and practice to really nail down. Here, Spanish tutor Jason N. clears up the distinction between the formal and informal use of the word 'you' in Spanish...
Usted vs. Tú: What's the Difference?
Tú in Spanish is you in English -- but what about usted? In English, there's not a great translation for usted. So what exactly does it mean?
In English, when we want to convey respect to someone, we use formal and polite language,
Japanese Vocabulary: 10 Ways to Express Yourself
It's important to be able to express yourself in any language, and learning to express yourself in Japanese can help you communicate more effectively with native Japanese speakers. Here, Washington, DC language teacher Taro T. teaches you some words, phrases, and Japanese vocabulary to express your emotions...
Japanese culture is what anthropologist Edward T. Hall might call a high-context culture. In a high-context culture, you don't have to say much in order to be understood.
25 Creative Writing Prompts to Practice Spanish
Want to perfect your Spanish and put your knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure to practice? Try these 25 Spanish writing prompts that tutor Joan B recommends...
To improve your Spanish, its important to apply the concepts youre learning directly in practice. Writing is an especially helpful way to do this, since you can develop and practice specific grammatical structures, and then ask for feedback from a native speaker, your tutor, or a teacher.
The Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Kanji
When you're studying Japanese, you will learn new vocabulary, grammar, and writing systems. Now that you've been introduced to hiragana , it's time to talk about kanji. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Karou N. shares some effective study tips to help you learn kanji...
If youre interested in studying Japanese, and you've made up your mind to learn the language, theres no way to avoid kanji. Understanding kanji, and being able to read and write the letters correctly, is important for