Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

July is a month of filled with independence celebrations. Rather than going for the usual suspects (Bastille Day! 4th of July!), in honor of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on July 18 (he would have been 99), we thought we would take a moment to shine a spotlight on the linguistic richness of Mr. Mandela’s home country, South Africa. First... Continue Reading →

Go Forth and Conjugate!

[CW] When some people think of verb conjugations, they get a little nervous. All of those endings, the spelling changes, the irregulars… English, if it’s your native language, seems so much simpler. All you do is stick an -s or -es on the he/she/it forms, and Bob’s your uncle. That’s still a conjugation, of course,... Continue Reading →

Learning Vocabulary

(Image source: pixabay.com) [CW] Learning vocabulary is obviously an important part of learning a language. In some ways, it's also the most boring part, because it really just comes down to memorization. And memorization can be tedious. But memorization is really the first part of the process; to move new vocabulary from your short term... Continue Reading →

“Fast, Easy, Fun and Free!”

[EZ] If you’re like many of us, you have a foreign language story. More often than not, it’s an unsuccessful experience in high school or college that left you with a few words of French or Spanish, and the depressing feeling that you were the problem. You just didn’t seem to “get” a foreign language.... Continue Reading →

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