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...
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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...

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...

Portuguese via Brazilian music

In this lesson, Luciana Lage (of Street Smart Brazil) and I use the song Toda Sexta Feira to teach the days of the week in Portuguese, how to use the words todo/toda, and pronounce...

TEDx: Music + language (songs) activate our brains, hearts and souls.

Alas, my TEDx talk on why we need to learn foreign languages and save endangered languages via music has been posted online.
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How to learn Turkish

Here is the second part of my conversation with Aaron Myers of Everyday Language Learner, an expat from the United States who has been living in Istanbul for over four years. We met in...
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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!

Music and Mandarin

Melody and rhythm are important to learning a tonal language like Mandarin, but learning a tonal language through music is not the same as learning a non-tonal language like French.
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You don’t have to go to Brazil to speak Portuguese or move your hips...

I am constantly working on improving my Portuguese by finding Brazilian cultural events to attend to practice the language, dance, sing and enjoy the company of Brazilians and Brazil lovers. A typical excuse I hear...
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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...

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