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Face-Off: Google Translate vs. Human Spanish Translator

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! Hav … Read More

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! Hav
French Pronunciation Guide: Avoid These Common Mistakes!
Many French students struggle with their pronunciation at first. Try these practical tips from opera voice teacher Elaina R. to get the right sounds out... French is beautiful. Almost muttered, flowing from vowel to vowel, French has earned a reputation as the "language d’amour." Why is it, then, that everyone in your French class sounds so utterly unromantic? Put succinctly, it’s because English and French have very different phonetic rules. Lots of letters are pronounced completely diffe
15 MORE of the Best Tutor-Approved Spanish Apps
We've reviewed some of the most popular language apps out there -- but there's always more to talk about! Read on as tutor Breeana D. shares her recommendations for 15 MORE of the best Spanish learning apps to check out...   These days, it's easier than ever to learn Spanish. When you're not getting conversation practice in with your tutor, apps are an excellent way to review things like vocab and grammar. And since Spanish learning apps can be accessed 24/7, you can practice alone --
10 Milestones to Celebrate As You Learn Spanish
Learning Spanish takes a lot of work -- so don't forget to celebrate when you've made progress! Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. shares the significant milestones to be on the lookout for...   Learning a language can be an exhilarating experience, as you master concepts, increase your vocabulary, and discover a whole world of communication! When learning Spanish, there are several points along the language learning-process that are indicative of where you stand in your fluency with the lan
Moving to Italy? Expats Reveal Their Secrets to Surviving and Flourishing in Italy
Did you know that there’s an estimated 50,000 Americans who’ve temporarily or permanently relocated to Italy? Whether it’s for work, warmer temperatures, or simply a new start, Americans are buying one-way tickets to Italy. And we don’t blame them! The country’s food, weather, people, and culture make it a very desirable place to live. Don’t be fooled, however, by the laissez faire lifestyle. Moving to Italy—or any foreign country for that matter—is no walk in the park. Moving to

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