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Aprender inglês com música, “For the Longest Time”

Aprendi português ouvindo a radio portuguesa e cancoes brasileiras. Sei que e posivel aprender uma nova lingua sem viver no pais onde se fala...

How to learn Turkish

Here is the second part of my conversation with Aaron Myers of Everyday Language Learner, an expat from the United States who has been...

How deaf people can learn foreign languages with music

I often hear these excuses: "I have no ear for languages" or "I don't have any musical talent, so I can't learn a foreign...

Making language learning free and available to all

Aaron Myers and I met in Istanbul, Turkey in November 2011. Aaron Meyers has created his project, I-586, to bring free language learning materials...
The Borscht Whisperer, Jon Stewart

How Russian speakers can sound harsh in English without realizing it

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show made a funny and correct assessment of why Russian speakers sound "evil" in English, although they may not...
Russian heritage speaker

Multilingualism: Being a Russian heritage speaker in the former USSR

  Professor François Grosjean, the Emeritus Professor of psycholinguistics at Neuchâtel University, Switzerland is a specialist in bilingualism, multilingualism and heritage language speakers. Last week,...

Mi proprio segmento, “El idioma es música”, en Univision. My own “Language is Music”...

Cada lunes en mi segmento titulado "El idioma es música" en el programa "Al Despertar" en San Francisco, doy mis consejos de como aprender...

The importance of female role models for female language learners

Last week, for International Women’s Day, I wrote a blog post, How we all benefit when women are multilingual about the scarcity of female...

Learning Portuguese with rap and Brazilian music, Don Blanquito and Idahosa Ness

I interviewed (Don Blanquito) and Idahosa Ness about how they, as native English speakers, create rap, funk and hip hop music in Spanish and Portuguese....
Babel no More

Review of Babel No More: what makes people learn many languages?

I highly recommend the book, Babel No More. It's a fun read as it's written like a detective story and you can feel the passion...

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