Four Top Benefits of ESL E-Learning

Posted by Dynamic Language October 25, 2018

 With a little time and enough effort, learning English can be made easier. Rather than depend on traditional language education, employing technology is a desirable option. In particular, using e-learning, which is a method of learning that focuses on technology tools, offers promise for companies seeking to teach English to employees. While there is much support for English as a second language learning via technology, there are four main benefits--high flexibility, autonomous learning, learning content interaction, and great motivation.

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Topics: esl, Language Learning, education

Language in Numbers: The Most Captivating Statistics [Infographic]

Posted by Dynamic Language April 13, 2018

Languages are continuously evolving along with the world. It’s a never-ending progress that’s always interesting to observe. Check out all of the latest language statistics in this infographic.

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Topics: Language Learning, Language, Infographic, culture

50+ Fascinating Language Facts You Didn't Know [Infographic]

Posted by Dynamic Language March 07, 2018

Looking for interesting language facts? The world is full of diverse and unique languages, from the exotic sounds of Japanese to the romantic expressions of French. How all of these languages originated is often debated.

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Topics: Language, Language Learning, World, Travel

Successful Methods for Teaching ESL Students

Posted by Dynamic Language August 28, 2017

From confusing homophones to nonsensical idioms, English can be a notoriously difficult language to learn, especially for younger students. But thanks to modern technology and the Internet, language educators now have the tools to offer students a more immersive, multimedia learning environment that can help to bridge the gap between cultures.

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Topics: education, esl, Language Learning

How to Say Excuse Me in Spanish and 13 Other Languages

Posted by Dynamic Language September 30, 2015

You can say excuse me to get someone's attention.

When visiting different countries, it can be difficult to talk to the natives when you don't know the main language. Many people in other countries may speak some English, but some don't, and others may look down on visitors who don't bother to learn their language.

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Topics: Language Learning, Translation, Global

Connect with Native Speakers on Speaky

Posted by Dynamic Language August 13, 2015

There are many apps out there nowadays that provide free foreign language lessons -- just check out a blog post we wrote profiling Duolingo, Mango Languages, and LiveMocha here. However, if you're looking to practice authentic freeform conversation, Speaky is a great tool. As a mobile or web app, Speaky combines language learning and social networking to allow for fun and easy language practice.

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Topics: Language Learning

Easiest Foreign Languages for English Speakers

Posted by Dynamic Language August 10, 2015

It is no surprise that some languages are easier to learn than others -- just ask any high school student who chose to learn Spanish over Arabic, or French over Mandarin Chinese. But, how much easier are Spanish and French relative to Arabic and Mandarin? And why is there a difference in the first place?

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Topics: Language Learning, Language

ASL Video Dictionary Offers Visual Learning Assistance

Posted by Rick Antezana March 02, 2015

American Sign Language (ASL) originated more than 200 years ago, is the 3rd most common language in the United States and is used by over 500,000 people in North America, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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Topics: Language Learning, Sign Language, Communication

HiNative Language Learning App Connects you with Native Speakers

Posted by Rachel Varnergardner October 29, 2014

Language Learning Goes Mobile

One of the inevitable challenges of learning a new language or honing your language fluency skills is not having the “intuition” that comes naturally to native speakers. Most of us have had the frustrating experience of trying to find the meanings of words by plugging text into machine-translation services or searching in dictionaries, only to find terms that are either outdated or not used in casual conversation. We are often left with more questions than when we started! 

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Topics: Language Learning, Travel, Mobile Application

Language Learning with WeSpeke

Posted by Rick Antezana July 24, 2014

In May, Adweek posted an article about language learning that we absolutely loved! We recommend you read the full article, but here’s a quick summary: a school in Brazil connected young teens who wanted to practice English with elderly Americans in retirement homes looking for a little companionship.

Below is a video featuring some of the participants. Warning: it may bring a tear to your eye!

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Topics: Language Learning