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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 more entertaining things to do like watch movies on Netflix...

Le mistral gagnant: Rediscovering my inner Francophile in India and Quebec

  One missing digit    One missing digit (not a finger!) almost kept me from going to India. En route to Chennai (Madras), I had a rude awakening at the Frankfurt airport: my passport number in my...
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Music therapy effects the brain

Here’s a great show in Portuguese about the healing effects of music. Musicoterapia e a energia que vem dos sons (Music therapy and the energy that comes from sounds) from Caminhos Alternativos from the Brazilian...
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Even the Ivy League cheats students on foreign language education

A super expensive Ivy League education at Harvard may still deprive students of the knowledge they need to get ahead in this world. According to the article, Colleges come up short on what students need to...
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Free ebooks until May 31, 2020

  Bored at home under lockdown and looking to learn a language? Download the ebook versions of Language is Music for free in English, Spanish and Portuguese using the code "AG100". (Until 31 May 2020) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/7246 Do...
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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 stuff!

Rediscovering Budapest and reveling in the Polyglot Conference

Have you ever felt like traveling into your past while being marveled by the present? My trip to Budapest for the Polyglot Conference was both a trip to my past and a wonderful journey to...
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Video: Simple tips for learning languages

So you're not from a bilingual family and you live in a monolingual area where there's no one who speaks the language you're learning, you can still learn a new language. Aaron Myers and I...
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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.

Lives lost in wars because GI Joe and GI Jane can’t speak foreign languages

The Time Magazine blog post: The Pentagon's Foreign-Language Frustrations shows how poorly US military personnel can actually communicate in Iraq and Afghanistan. The news is appalling, but not surprising. The military's language schools  have...

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