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This week in language learning news, 27th Jan to 2nd Feb

February 3, 2017


A museum of linguistics is coming to Washington, DC. Founder Friedman invites future visitors to “[i]dentify accents, tell us how you say soda and hoagie, learn tips from professional dialect coaches, and climb a Tower of Babel or tunnel through a prepositional playground.” The museum could potentially occupy the space once claimed by the now-defunct […]

10 reasons to consider getting a language tutor

October 17, 2011


Maybe I’m biased, but I think a language tutor can help you immeasurably with your learning. Here’s why. 1. Motivation You need an iron will to keep going with self-study alone beyond the initial buzz of the first few weeks or months. It’s useful to know that one person at least will be able to […]

11 Ways to Learn a Language in (what’s left of) 2011

September 19, 2011


You told yourself 2011 was the year: you will definitely get round to brushing up your French. Or learn Spanish. But here we are in September and still you haven’t done much about it. Truth is, you’re not sure where to start. “Learn a language” sounds impressive and virtuous, as a New Year’s Resolution ought […]