4 Surprising Hobbies That Prep Your Brain for Language Learning
Want to learn a new language? There are a few hobbies that can actually make learning easier! Find out what they are in this guest post by Liisi Pajula...
Its widely known that being fluent in two or more languages is good for your brain and your well-being! The benefits of being bilingual run the gamut from increased problem-solving skills to improved memory and creativity, and speaking another language can even help slow the brain's aging and delay dementia.
3 Techniques for Rethinking Test Prep
Have a big test coming up? Don't fret! Rethink the way you prepare with these three helpful tips from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
In order to make test prep FUN, you need to - in a sense - forget that what youre learning is test prep. Its all about the outlook, distracting yourself, and actually believing (or finding a way to convince yourself) that what youre learning is worthwhile.
1. The Right Motivation is Key
Lets think fitness for a second. Now, say you tell yourself, I m
5 Fascinating Examples of Unexpected Beauty in Math
If the idea of sitting down to study math makes you grumble, you're not alone. But have you ever thought about how beautiful math can actually be? Math is all around us--in nature, in architecture, and even in music--and exploring these sides of the subject can make it much more interesting! Here are a few ways that mathematics can actually be pretty amazing:
Math in Music
Rhythm, musical pitches, and more--they all have some connection to math! And as you learn to read music, you'll notice th
5 Important Language Learning Tips for Adults
Do you remember learning a language back in high school or college? If it's been several years (or decades), it's normal to feel a bit lost when you're ready to get back at it.
And while receiving a formal education is wonderful for daily language practice, it isn't always practical. Amid all of your responsibilities as an adult, finding the time to re-learn a language is undoubtedly a challenge!
Working with a language tutor, along with taking advantage of the many language-learning r
How to Write a Haiku | A Short History and 7 Easy Steps
Interested in learning how to write a haiku? Learn a bit about their rich history, and then take a stab at writing your own with the help of this guest post from Cherese Cobb, creative writer and self-proclaimed haiku nut:
Haiku comes from tanka, a short poem that has a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable rhythm. It was originally practiced by Japanese noblemen and Buddhist priests. During the 9th-12th centuries, writing tanka became a game called renga, where one person wrote the first three lines