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  Bored at home under lockdown and looking to learn a language? Download the ebook versions of Language is Music for free in English, Spanish...
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Singing to the subjunctive

Studying grammar is a good way to get one’s mind off of the Covid-19 pandemic. Susanna, do you seriously have nothing better to do? There are...
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Is a polyglot’s brain different?

Listen to this new Subtitle podcast episode "Is a polyglot's brain different?",  to find out the answer. You'll also learn about my language-learning story and...
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The taste of an extinct country

Which foods have evoked visceral reactions that link you to your past? In French writer Marcel Proust’s seminal novel, In Search Of Lost Time, he...
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Farenheit 451 (remake): no more multilingualism

As a bibliophile and great admirer of the dystopian novel Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and the original 1966 film adaptation, I was surprised...
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Multilingual ≠ not a racist or a terrorist

I'd like to think that those who are multilingual are less likely to become racists and revert to deadly extremism because communicating with people...

When being multilingual is a burden

What you’re about to read may seem counter-intuitive.  Sometimes, being able to speak more than one language can be more of a burden than a...

Hiding behind a multilingual mask

Being surrounded by various languages at the UN and then being forced to speak Portuguese, I had to think about what to do with...
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I don’t “speak white”. Multilingualism is my identity.

For those of us who are bilingual or multilingual, our languages may shape our identities and cultural affiliations more so than race, economic status...

Thank you note: Inspired to use music to teach English in Germany

This is a thank you note that I received from a university student who invited me to give a presentation on language learning using...

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