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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7 Fun Writing Prompts for Kids During Winter Break
Is winter weather and Christmas impatience taking its toll on your kids and your sanity? Get their holiday-inspired, creative juices flowing and banish the boredom - with these fun writing prompts for kids with a winter theme
Channel some Dickens.
Have your child write a poem or a story featuring three different versions of themselves getting a Christmas wish granted: one in the present, one in the past, and one in the future.
Make a parody.
Whats your childs favorite Christ
Test Taking Strategies: Your Guide to a Stress-Free Finals Week
Many students feel stressed and overwhelmed at the end of each term when finals week is upon us. As with many things in life, your attitude will directly affect your ability to succeed in school. If you start to feel stressed with final exams looming, keep these test taking strategies in mind to keep calm, get confident, and make the grades you want.
The best way to prepare for final exams is to keep up with your classes all term. This means taking good notes in class, pay
How to Write a Book: Advice From a Published Author
Is your life full of crazy ups and downs - drama, suspense, romance - mixed with colorful, over-the-top characters? Have you always wanted to learn how to write a book, but upon sitting down with only your writing medium and your mind, you're not quite sure where to start?
We recently chatted with TakeLessons writing tutor and professional journalist, short story, and fiction writer Sarah B., to pick her brain and find out her advice for aspiring writers who want to know the "secrets" of
3 Unique Writing Topics for Students
When you're given a writing assignment - but not a topic - deciding what to write about can be a challenge. Here, teacher Matthew H. shares a few unique writing topics to consider...
Virtually all students eventually will be required to write an essay on some literary piece they read in class or for homework. Normally, you will be expected to answer a specific question the teacher has posed to provoke a thoughtful response. However, sometimes you will be given the option to wri