learning a foreign language

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 language". WRONG! Here is a very short video I did on Spanish...
elite school

Not learning languages reduced job prospects

The Telegraph article, Foreign languages are 'elitist' subjects, came out earlier this year in the UK showing that state jobs require foreign language knowledge while fewer school offer language classes. This means that more people...

What does it take to keep a language alive?


Minde, a Portuguese village of 3000 people, has its own language, Minderico. DSCN1304Minderico developed as a secret language of the textile merchants in the town of Minde. When I heard it, I couldn’t understand anything even though the language has Latin roots.
Patch

Learn Any Language By Treating it as Music

My local Patch.com (AOL local news site) just published an article, Learn Any Language By Treating it as Music, about my books. Here's the beginning of the article: Cupertino polyglot, author, and prolific traveler Susanna...

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 to your computer and mp3 player and you’re good to...
Luca-Spaghetti

Luca Spaghetti (from Eat, Pray, Love) learned English with American pop songs

The worldwide bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love, turned the already comical surname of Luca Spaghetti into an almost household name. Luca Spaghetti In the USA Today article, When (Luca) Spaghetti met (Elizabeth) Gilbert ..., reported that Mr....
changing brain

Learn a language. Change your mind.

My hero in brain work, Dr. Oliver Sacks, shows us in his New York Times Opinion piece how learning can help us grow our brains, at any age. This Year, Change Your Mind: Don’t leave...
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...

Video: Why learn Portuguese? Brazil’s economy is flourishing and its culture and people are...

When I first began learning Portuguese, it seemed odd to many people because few American schools, if any, offer Portuguese language classes. Brazil's economy is growing an incredible rate. Foreign investment is flowing in,...

Integrating parents in language education

New Haven schools get $1.3M for language studies; Chinese, Arabic to be expanded By the New Haven Register In Connecticut, the school systems is expanding its Chinese and Arabic language classes and including parents in the learning...

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