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How To Use Your Spanish To Learn Portuguese

This is a short and informative blog post on how to learn Portuguese if you already know Spanish. Written by Jared Romey: How To Use...
Paul Sulzberger

Listen first, learn later! Research proves my thoughts

Article: New study may revolutionize language learning The teaching of languages could be revolutionised following ground-breaking research by Victoria University, New Zealand, PhD graduate Paul...
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Learning a Foreign Language Can Help You Live Longer

In his book, Healthy Aging, Dr. Andrew Weil recommends learning a foreign language as a way to prevent Alzheimers. From the ABC News story, "Learning...
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Free Materials for Language Teachers, Mis Cositas

Lori Langer de Ramirez has many free materials for language teachers in various languages (English, ESL, French, Spanish and Chinese) at http://www.miscositas.com/. Thanks for the free...

Free foreign language lessons

Learn languages for free on Open Culture.com. The site features 37 foreign languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more. Download lessons...
Belize

Listening to (and Saving) the World’s Languages (New York Times)

Mostly through simple bilingual songs that he accompanies with gusto on his guitar, he is teaching his two younger daughters, Jamie, 11, and Jazelle, 7, and their friends.
how to learn a new language fast

Video on relationship between Language and Music, “Music, Language and the Brain”

Great video of a lecture by Aniruddh Patel on the relationship between language and music at the Library of Congress. The discussion of...
learning a foreign language

Good videos about accents and language learning

1. Are you having difficulty learning English? Check out this videos about how to make difficult English sounds with the help of food: 2)...
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Dr. Oliver Sacks on language and music

My admiration for Dr. Oliver Sacks is no secret. He was just on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night talking about the effects...
New Zealand

The art of the staycation

I’d never heard the word staycation until this year. Journalists send out queries to travel writers asking about how to write tips on staycations. While...

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