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 days in Poland with Richard Simcott and Luca Lampariello switching...
music and language

Music can bridge the income gap in education

Music can help people bounce back after a stroke or brain trauma. It can also narrow the achievement gap between poor and rich kids.
learning a foreign language

How to learn a language: surrender to it

The word "surrender" conjures up images of defeat and submission. But when it comes to language learning, the more you give yourself up to your target language, the more successful you will be. Why do...
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 Sulzberger. Dr Sulzberger has found that the best way to...
how to learn a new language fast

I can learn language with music and TV? Really? CBS interview with Susanna Zaraysky

Language is Music? What? Watch this interview on CBS 5 Bay Sunday (San Francisco) about the book, Language is Music, with book author, Susanna Zaraysky who explains how to learn foreign languages with music and the...
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Foreign language education: keeping us from being stupid

I agree with Michael Hofmann, author, poet and translator who wrote in the British newspaper, The Guardian, about the importance of foreign language education. I am glad the US is not following the UK...

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 true. Or else I'm fluent in Arabic without being aware...

Susanna quoted in San Jose Mercury News

                        While on the set for the Comunidad del Valle show at NBC in San Jose, California, I gave a short interview about Language is Music and how to use music and media to learn...
english as a second language

Learn Spanish, English & Japanese with songs (chords, Spanish, English & Japanese lyrics included)

Do you want to learn Spanish, English or Japanese using songs but you are too lazy to ind the translation in English, lyrics in Spanish and chord notations? It can be time consuming to dig...

Low creativity in education is bringing the country down

Is America Experiencing a Creativity Bust? This is a great article from Newsweek about how too much standardization and rote memorization in school is bringing down our ability to think creatively. Foreign languages classes are often...

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