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Month: April 2015

Language exchange sites: the pros and cons

Language exchange sites: the pros and cons

Technology in the last 15 years has been the greatest help for language learners around the world. Not only are you able to learn and be aware of languages or countries you never thought they would exist. They are a great way of learning more about everyday culture and language, teach about your language, or simply use your language skills at a more informal and relaxed settings. In the past 2 years (I’d dare to say) many websites and mobile…

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Interview with Shannon from Eurolinguiste.com

Interview with Shannon from Eurolinguiste.com

This week, Shannon from Eurolinguiste.com will be sharing her experiences with language learning. She is also a quite talented musician from Belfast who is now based in California, USA. I must say, I really love her Instagram posts with the inspiring quotes she shares over there. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? What is your main occupation? My name is Shannon Kennedy and I run Eurolinguiste.com. I am a musician first and foremost, but I also love learning…

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Comics and foreign languages: a love story

Comics and foreign languages: a love story

First of all, happy world book day (Sant Jordi in Catalunya)! 😀 I didn’t realize that today’s post was going to be related to it.   As promised, this week’s post will be more general and focused on different strategies and motivations to learn a language. Looking for interesting material can always be a problem for people who learn languages at more formal settings or because they need to acquire a language for work or their education. I must have…

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Interview with Malachi Rempen

Interview with Malachi Rempen

The second person who is getting interviewed is our beloved Malachi Rempen from Itchy Feet Comic, one of the most successful language/travel-themed online comics. Based from Berlin, every Sunday he uploads a new comic strip based on his experiences and other curious aspects of foreign languages and cultures. Without further ado… Can you tell me a bit about yourself? What is your main occupation? I’m half American, half German, all New Mexican, baby. I am a freelance filmmaker by trade,…

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Interview with Lindsay Dow

Interview with Lindsay Dow

As I already wrote on the newsletter, I am starting a new section on the blog, which will be a monthly weekly interview (due to the interest I have got from different people) with other language bloggers and learners from all over the world. Some of them may be typed, others taped and so on, and so forth. Every Tuesday, I will upload a different interview with language learners and/or bloggers, so you can get to know them, their methods…

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Public Service Announcement! Uwaga!

Public Service Announcement! Uwaga!

Hello! Yeah, I am updating on Saturday because I have got two pieces of news to share with you. First of all, I think you all know Malachi’s Itchy Feet Comic. A classic among Language learners and enthusiasts worldwide. Right now, he is looking for Patrons in order to continue offering us great comics every week. I already chipped in some bucks, so if you have got some spare money and truly enjoy a quality language-related comic, I invite you…

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Polish Cinema from the 30’s

Polish Cinema from the 30’s

Cinema has been a great companion for language and culture learners since it became popular. In fact, Historians have widely researched on how people’s behaviour or perception of certain issues, institutions or other people have changed with audiovisual productions (mainly because those same movies have a discourse itself they want to prove). Unlike Chile, Poland has a great cinema tradition from early times, being the 30’s a great time for Polish cinema. Meanwhile here, we would often get dubbed movies…

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Review: Turkish for English speakers on Duolingo

Review: Turkish for English speakers on Duolingo

So, yeah, that is more or less how I sound and I hope you understood me and if this proves to be good, who knows… I’ll prepare more videos or not 😛 Anyways, my point here is to do a short review on Duolingo’s newest release, its Turkish for English speakers course. As I’ve said before, Turkish has slowly become a popular language for pop culture fans due to music and television and this piece of news came in the…

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