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6 Challenges & 4 Advantages Adults Have Learning Languages

6 Challenges & 4 Advantages Adults Have Learning Languages

It's never too late to learn a second language! Sure, kids may have those "spongy" brains... but the reality is, there are many advantages to learning a new language as an adult. Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. explains...    If you studied a language in middle school or high school, you might recall the days of memorizing verbs and vocabulary for your exams. Maybe you also recall learning with ease as you familiarized yourself with foreign sounds, words, and experiences. As an adult, … Read More

6 Challenges & 4 Advantages Adults Have Learning Languages
It's never too late to learn a second language! Sure, kids may have those "spongy" brains... but the reality is, there are many advantages to learning a new language as an adult. Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. explains...    If you studied a language in middle school or high school, you might recall the days of memorizing verbs and vocabulary for your exams. Maybe you also recall learning with ease as you familiarized yourself with foreign sounds, words, and experiences. As an adult,
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. Test Preparation 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
5 Common Mistakes New Language Learners Make
Before you begin learning a language, it's good to know what NOT to do along the way. In this article, self-study coach Marta Krzeminska from LinguaLift will show you 5 common mistakes people make when learning a foreign language...   1) They Think Learning Can Be Effortless Sorry to disappoint you, dear beginners. Regardless of the promises that your new course or book has made, there's no such thing as effortless learning. If only we could just sleep with a book under our pillo
Tips for Teens: Writing Your First Novel
As a young writer, you might be wondering what itÂ’s like to write a novel. What goes into the process? How in the world do authors get started, especially when you look at writers like Stephen King, who has written several novels of over 1,000 pages? Keep reading to learn how to break down the process and make it much more manageable: Start with Brainstorming Start small - as small as a single word or sentence. It might seem silly, but it can help you stay focused before your imagination sta
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

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