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Accents matter. Which one to choose?

Learning a language with various regional varieties or dialects means choosing which accent(s) to learn. In this video with Richard Simcott and Luca Lampariello,...
Russian through French

Russia through French eyes: Experiencing life anew in a different language

Rare is the book which envelops my attention, delights me in its prose, makes me re-read passages both for the joy of the flow...

Polyglot dreaming: In which language do you dream?

I have heard on several occasions that the sign of fluency in a language is when one dreams in the language. That can't be...
how to learn a new language fast

Ladino saved my life in the war

At long last, I am posting the demo to Saved by Language, the documentary I'm co-producing about how the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) language saved a...
how to learn a new language fast

Ladino and the beauty of Sarajevo, Bosnia

"Sarajevo has a soul. It has a heart." My passion for Ladino/Judeo-Spanish is no secret. In this video, Richard Simcott (the hyperpolyglot extraordinnaire) and I...
Language Learning

MTV, here we come! 17 polyglots redo “Call me Maybe” in 30+ languages

That's right. Seventeen Internet polyglots came together, under the tireless direction of Benny Lewis of Fluent in Three Months, to create the first ever...

Language confusion: 3 funny polyglots explain how to avoid mixing up your languages

If you thought that polyglots are just serious language lovers who spend all their time talking about grammar, you are wrong! I spent three fun-filled...
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Learn Portuguese and Brazilian history with samba, “Apesar de você”

Luciana Lage and I are back with a new lesson in learning Portuguese with Brazilian music. This time we're examining the serious subject...
Arabic tea glass

Review of Rosetta Stone (Arabic), $1 tea lesson is better than $500 Rosetta Stone

I learned more Arabic in 10 minutes with a $1 tea than from 1.5 hours of Rosetta Stone ($500).         (This review shows the negative and...
Arabic Sesame Street

Free and inexpensive resources to learn Arabic

Free online resources to learn the Arabic alphabet, phrases and other BBC Arabic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/arabic/guide/videos/learning_arabic.shtml Arabic alphabet: http://arabicreadingcourse.com/ List of Arabic learning resources: http://arabic.desert-sky.net/links.html Explanations of songs, dialects...

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