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Reasons to Learn a Language, #926: Indulge Your Other Obsessions

January 31, 2014

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When I switched on my DVR today, I found that something new had recorded: Little Manhattan. I muttered something about how I already have that, you silly machine, but before I deleted it I hovered over it just long enough to notice that it had recorded in Spanish. So I kept it. This is a film […]

Language Learning and Me: Italian

April 13, 2012

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In our continuing series on different language learning experiences, Ashleigh shares her story with us. Why Italian?  I didn’t so much choose Italian, as it chose me. My husband is Italian and before we were even considering getting married we decided to come to Italy for a year or two. I decided to learn the […]

App Review: Scrabble and Angry Words (or how to use word games to increase your vocabulary)

March 15, 2012

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Word games are a great way to stretch your linguistic muscles and learn new vocabulary. You can, of course, buy word searches in magazine format, or play a solitaire game of Scrabble on a traditional board. But if you have a smartphone or a tablet, these days there are many other options. I was excited to find […]

Christmas gifts for language learners

October 20, 2011

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The nights are drawing in; the leaves are beginning to turn and fall; there’s a chill in the air. This can only mean one thing: the Christmas shopping panic is only weeks away. But fear not, dear reader: if there is a language lover in your life, panic is unnecessary. Instead, you can have a […]

Language by coolness and employability factor (via the Huffington Post)

September 20, 2011

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Portuguese comes out the winner in this great Huffington Post piece, Dr. Ali Binazir: The Best Languages to Learn in College. Here’s what he had to say about French and Spanish, and I can’t fault him. (Bonus points for daring to speak the unspeakable – that French pop is cool – and for mentioning Jacques Brel, […]