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[Video] Entrevista con Marlon “Señor alemán” Görnert

[Video] Entrevista con Marlon “Señor alemán” Görnert

Hoy nuevamente tengo el gusto de presentar la entrevista a un amigo que realmente se transformó en una charla muy interesante sobre la vida en general y que espero que haya una segunda parte de esta. Quizás esta fue bastante informal, pero creo que le da un gran toque de naturalidad y una sensación de comodidad. Marlon es alemán y actualmente reside en Estocolmo, Suecia. Sabe alemán, inglés, español (con un perfecto acento porteño), portugués, catalán, francés, sueco e italiano,…

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[Video] Language Learning Goals for 2017

[Video] Language Learning Goals for 2017

While I’m working on the next round of videos, I’ve made my Language Learning Goals for this year. Considering I will have to deal with many things in other aspects, I’ve managed to keep them real, manageable. They are not very ambitious, but I’ll have to see. If I had to summarize them, probably it could be under strengthening my knowledge.      

[Video] #polyglotchallenge

[Video] #polyglotchallenge

One of the best things about updating this blog with videos is the amount of time it takes. It did not take plenty of my time! Chris Huff from Language Fan did this challenge about 2 weeks ago and I found it quite interesting, so I joined it as well. Basically, he adapted this challenge from Instagram and took it to a YouTube format, which is the one I used as well. You can check out the questions here and many people…

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My life story as Polyglot: Guest post by Dimitris Polychronopoulos

My life story as Polyglot: Guest post by Dimitris Polychronopoulos

Today I’m feauturing a guest post by Dimitris Polychronopoulos, a Greek man with an interesting life story regarding languages and his experiences with learning different ones, especially with French. I must say that Dimitris’s story is quite similar to mine, though there are some differences that you may see later. If you would like to be a guest writer on Linguablog.org, please contact me. I’m Dimitris Polychronopoulos. I’m a citizen of both Greece and USA. My mother is a monolingual English-speaker…

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[Repost] Video interview given to Artem from Yaziky.com [in Spanish]

[Repost] Video interview given to Artem from Yaziky.com [in Spanish]

A few weeks ago (curiously, just before taking a sick leave due to nasty flu), I gave an interview to Artem from Yaziky.com in Spanish about my language learning process and giving some general advice on languages, traveling and foreign cultures. Artem speaks fluent Spanish and he is an amazing and humble guy. You can watch this interview on YouTube and interact with him on his blog, YouTube channel and Facebook page.  

My future with Polish: hard decisions

My future with Polish: hard decisions

I have not updated in a while as I have dealing with a hard decision involving my future. As of August 2016, I will be starting my Master’s in Cultural Heritage. It will be 3 semesters long, yet it will require for me to focus mostly on my studies and sadly, I will be leaving my Polish lessons behind. One of the reasons I decided to take Polish lessons in a class setting was that I believed what people would…

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Lira Popular or learning languages and cultures through poetry and art

Lira Popular or learning languages and cultures through poetry and art

As someone who believes that history, culture, society go quite along with language and language learning, it is interesting to always be in the lookout for things people might not know and that might be interesting, not only to other learners, but natives as well. Up until the 19th century, Chile was probably one of the most underdeveloped regions of the Spanish Empire. This meant that certain things were more relaxed, there were other influences that in other regions weren’t…

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[RECAP] Learning Polish while living in Chile

[RECAP] Learning Polish while living in Chile

Originally, I had another post in mind for this week, but after things that happened by the end of the week, I decided to write something more personal. It has been about 2 years since I started learning Polish [CLICK HERE FOR MY REASONS WHY I CHOSE POLISH]. To be honest, I was quite anxious when starting it. Especially because of those things you see online about this language: people claim it is one of the hardest languages of the…

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Online resources for language learning: Don’t rely on only ONE

Online resources for language learning: Don’t rely on only ONE

Online language learning materials have revolutionized learning. They have managed to generate democratization of knowledge, as well as inclusion. 20 years ago or so, it would have been impossible for me to learn the languages I am learning right now or meeting people from almost all over the World. In fact, many of those language learning materials found online are well thought to suit any learners’ needs: people with not much spare time available, people who prefer a more interactive…

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