French Vocabulary Hacks: How to Tell if a Word is Masculine or Feminine
How can a word be masculine or feminine, and how do you tell the difference? Tutor Willy M. shares some secrets to help you memorize your French vocabulary...
One of the hardest things for many students of French to learn is how to tell the difference between masculine and feminine French nouns. Gender with regards to words is not something we spend a lot of time thinking about in English, but in French vocabulary every single noun will have either a masculine gender or a feminine gender. Wor
4 Qualities to Look for in a Japanese Teacher
Whether you're looking for a Japanese teacher for yourself or for your son or daughter, there are certain criteria you should consider. Here, language teacher Carol Beth L. shares her tips to help you find an effective Japanese teacher....
As you're looking for a Japanese teacher, remembernot every teacher will be the right fit. Some teachers are able to work with a wide range of students, while others prefer to work with certain types of students. No single teacher is a perfect fit for ev
The Korean Future Tense Part 1 : Describing the Probable Future
As you progress in your Korean lessons, you will learn different ways to describe different events in the past, present, and future. Here's a look at the Korean future tense with Minneapolis, MN teacher Bryce J...
Some linguists argue that there actually isn't a Korean future tense, but that doesn't mean there is no way to talk about future events. In fact, there are actually five ways to describe the future in Korean: probable future, definite future, promissory future, intentional futu
Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Romaji
When you are learning Japanese you will be introduced to the writing systems hiragana, katakana, and kanji. You may also encounter a fourth writing system called romaji. Here, Japanese teacher Kaoru N. explains what you need to know about romaji...
Romaji simply means "Roman characters." Japanese people use the letters to write other languages based on the alphabet, and also to write Japanese syllables. You will typically use romaji when you type Japanese sentences with a computer keyboa
4 Popular K-Pop Songs to Help You Learn Korean
Listening to music, especially the internationally popular K-Pop (Korean pop music) or Korean Wave can be a fun way to learn vocabulary and conversational Korean.
Its easy to learn the lyrics to songs as you sing along, and this is the first step to learning proper pronunciation. It's also helpful to learn Korean with K-Pop because you will pick up common Korean phrases, as well as metaphors and slang.
To begin, find your favorite K-Pop songs and look up lyrics that are transcribed i