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Learn French With Love Songs — Part Two!

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If you want to improve your French oral comprehension and learn to speak more modern, everyday French, music can be a great tool! And if you want to sound more romantic when speaking French, there are plenty of French love songs to discover. Let’s look at one today! Françoise Hardy is a famous French singer, and her song Message Personnel (= Personal Message) can help you express your love in French. If you’ve never heard it before, you can watch the video below to listen. Want all the vocabulary of the lesson ? Download Lesson as PDF Let’s walk through […]

The Fun, Easy Way to Learn Spanish From Home

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Let me start by saying that I have no natural aptitude for languages. I’m a 59-year-old retired police detective who still has vivid memories of trying, and failing miserably, to learn French in high school. But once I retired, my wife and I thought we’d like to travel to warmer climes during the bitterly cold winters here in my native Canada. And it occurred to me that actually being able to talk with the local people might be a huge benefit. So, I decided to try and learn Spanish.  About a year ago, I was reading my copy of International Living […]

The Best Apps To Learn Spanish In Lockdown

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Are you keen on using apps to learn Spanish? During the lockdown, discovering new apps to learn Spanish is a great way to improve your skills. As you have more time to spend at home, you have the chance to focus on some practice every day. Even 10-15 minutes per day are enough to keep going! Apps are good to use between your Spanish classes or, if you are not attending lessons, in preparation for your next course. Let’s see 5 amazing apps to learn Spanish! Perfect for visual learners, this app is based on short tutorials that associate new […]

Learn English with zombies: oral comprehension of American English – Zipf’s Law

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Everyone who I’ve heard talking about learning vocabulary agrees that you should learn it in context. But, what does “in context” mean, exactly? For me, it includes finding memorable example sentences. I have two favorite sources for these, and the one that’s OK for those of us who are under 18 years of age is the extensive œuvre of zombie film and literature. For example, if you’re trying to memorize the French verb déchiqueter, you could memorize a sentence about using a shredder–or, you could memorize something like …pour pas que je me fasse agripper, déchiqueter, et dévorer par une […]

Resource of the Month – Early Learning – French – Space – PowerLanguage

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In this video we introduce the story of a little astronaut girl called Léa, together with 8 individual space objects & 8 colours. Suggested activities: 1. Watch the story for enjoyment. 2. Pause and ask learners to repeat phrases/words or ask them questions eg. What do you see? What colour is this? 3. Learners act out/mime the story or continue the story by drawing pictures of what else they think Léa can see in space. 4. Ask learners what other words they recognise & can work out the meaning of eg. Attention/Zoum. This video is part of our French – […]

Rethinking the Idea That “Japanese People Can’t Speak English” – JobsInJapan.com

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The idea that “Japanese people can’t speak English” is a common belief held by many people. There are numerous articles written by foreigners living in Japan that attempt to explain why Japanese people are terrible at speaking English. Japanese people have also produced books and articles on the matter. Nonetheless, in both the United States and Japan, I have met Japanese people who are capable of carrying out conversations in English. However, it’s common for these people to insist that they “can’t speak English” even as they are having a conversation in English. For many Japanese ESL speakers, “can’t speak […]

Fun Facts About Each 2020 Lottery Pick: Anthony Edwards Likes Football More Than Basketball, James Wiseman Can Speak Mandarin Chinese

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Total The 2020 NBA draft took place a couple of days ago amid an NBA offseason full of changes and a lot of activities for every team. Now rookies are signing their new contracts to start a new chapter in their life and NBA fans have started to know a little more about them. Dunkify recently listed some curious facts about each 2020 lottery pick and some of them are really interesting. Starting with the craziest of all, Anthony Edwards, 2020 No. 1 overall pick admitted that he wasn’t really ‘into basketball’ and that he liked football better. Edwards even […]

You Can Now Learn Spanish, French, and Other Languages With New Deezer Playlists – EDM.com – The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists

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Need to refresh the foreign language skills you haven’t tapped into since high school? Deezer‘s latest playlist series may be for you. The streaming platform is betting on listeners’ openness to the idea of learning their next language through the power of music. A survey conducted by the company appears to have revealed exactly that, as over 90% of respondents confirmed they believe music assists with language mastery. The company has retained language expert Susanna Zarysky to help curate and launch five separate playlists, each designed to enhance the listener’s understanding of a particular language. The playlists, consisting of 20 tracks, […]

How to Sing the Nasheed Arabic alphabet « Arabic Language & Culture :: WonderHowTo

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It’s Cyber Monday on WonderHowTo! Don’t miss out on all the big sales in the Gadget Hacks shop and Null Byte shop. Use code CMSAVE20 to save on everything, and use CMSAVE40 for all things apps and software. For online courses, apply code CMSAVE70 for the biggest discounts. This content was originally published here.

Learn English with zombies: oral comprehension of American English – Zipf’s Law

by learn a language journalist
Everyone who I’ve heard talking about learning vocabulary agrees that you should learn it in context. But, what does “in context” mean, exactly? For me, it includes finding memorable example sentences. I have two favorite sources for these, and the one that’s OK for those of us who are under 18 years of age is the extensive œuvre of zombie film and literature. For example, if you’re trying to memorize the French verb déchiqueter, you could memorize a sentence about using a shredder–or, you could memorize something like …pour pas que je me fasse agripper, déchiqueter, et dévorer par une […]