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Month: May 2015

Formality/Informality in Spanish or why screwing up is a good learning experience?

Formality/Informality in Spanish or why screwing up is a good learning experience?

Since there is no interview ready for today, I dediced to go with a topic I have seen a lot on different groups and boards. How does formality/informality work in Spanish language? Will the knowledge I learned from this guide help me for my ultimate Latin American trip? Will High School Spanish help me to communicate better with locals? Will telenovelas teach me about culture and how to address my peers? The answer to most of them is: NO.  Rules…

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Hello Talk revisited

Hello Talk revisited

First of all, I was meant to upload a video post for today, but that will be put off for next week. So sorry about that. Quickly after my mobile language learning apps I was contacted by the good people at Hello Talk and offered me some perks to try them out and give my opinion about it. So,  they revamped their app (and made it fit to the new models of iOS) and I managed to try different aspects…

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Interview with Natalia, or why it is possible to combine different interests with language

Interview with Natalia, or why it is possible to combine different interests with language

This week, I interviewed Natalia W. from Kraków, Poland whom I contacted through Facebook (on a Polyglot group). She is a young woman who has managed to combine languages with her interests and gives us great tips for tech savvy language learners, especially if you are interested in Indian languages.  I do like to feature people who are just like any of you to share about their experiences with languages, so please if you would like to be featured, don’t…

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VIDEO POST: Language tag questions

VIDEO POST: Language tag questions

I decided to do yet another language video… I am well aware I commited some mistakes, but I got really excited when doing this video because I can talk for hours about these topics. The questions are the following ones: What do you consider to be your native language? What was your first language learning experience? What languages have you studied and why did you start them? How does your personality affect how you learn languages? Do you prefer learning…

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Interview with Jason from SpanishVault.com

Interview with Jason from SpanishVault.com

This week I am interviewing Jason from SpanishVault.com . On his site, he encourages and gives great tips to Spanish learners so that they can become more confident and fluent. Despite his tips can also be applied to other languages, Jason makes a great work in awareness for learners to be motivated with their learning. Here are his answers 🙂 Can you tell me a bit about yourself? What is your main occupation? My name’s Jason, and I’m from Minnesota…

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Polish culture: Czesław Niemen

Polish culture: Czesław Niemen

After a week filled with Polish-themed activities (I was invited to celebrate May 3rd at the Polish ambassador’s home) and life taking its toll on me, I am ready for another post. This time about one of my favourite solo musicians from Poland whose life is Poland in a nutshell, Czesław Niemen (1939 – 2004). His surname was not Niemen, though. He was born as Czesław Wydrzycki in Stare Wasiliszki, in what is now Belarus. After the war, he went…

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Interview with Elson from Learn Albanian Online

Interview with Elson from Learn Albanian Online

Welcome to a new week. As promised, this week’s interview will be with Elson Farka from Learn Albanian Online. Besides his studies in Nursing, he has made great efforts to show his native culture and language to the world, by creating an interesting website and by giving Free Albanian classes on Google Hangouts every now and then (by clicking on the link, you will see his latest class on Cinema). I once took part in his classes and the learning…

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