What Language Learning Tool is Best?

Posted by Josh Kroman Nov 19, 2013

Language learners are blessed with a plethora of wonderful, online resources for studying. Today we are taking a brief look at three of the most popular sites for language learning: Mango Languages, Duolingo, and LiveMocha. Each program was tested by spending about ten minutes on an introductory Spanish lesson.

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Topics: Language Learning

Study Language with TuneIn Radio

Posted by Josh Kroman Nov 4, 2013

Conventional wisdom tells us that immersion is the best way to learn a language, however not everyone has the opportunity to live or study abroad. Thankfully, technology has welcomed a few spectacular solutions to those stuck at home, and TuneIn Radio is a prime example.

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Topics: Language Learning, Technology

Mango Languages: An innovative approach to language-learning

Posted by Josh Kroman Jan 3, 2013

The internet offers a variety of language-learning programs. We've talked about some of them before and I’m sure we’ll talk about more of them in the future.

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Topics: Language Learning

Is language fluency necessary?

Posted by Josh Kroman Feb 8, 2012

Children are told that by learning a new language, they not only will have access to a brand new culture, but they’ll be making themselves more valuable in the job market. And adults hear that too. Time and time again, we are encouraged to take lessons or sign up for online courses to improve our language skills.

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Topics: Language Learning, Language

Train your ear to understand a foreign language

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Sep 23, 2011

We’ve talked in the past about how to supplement your language classes at home, taking full advantage of free and easy-to-use resources.

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Topics: Language Learning

Adults learn languages better than children

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Aug 9, 2011

It has become common knowledge that children can learn languages more easily than adults; but can they learn them better?

Apparently, no.

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Topics: Language Learning

TripLingo personalizes language-learning for vacations

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet May 12, 2011

Why should you be limited to learning very basic vacation phrases?

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Topics: Language Learning, Travel, Mobile Application

Another occupation encourages language-learning

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Mar 15, 2011

Some careers need people to know more than one language--translators and interpreters for example. But most companies don’t require it; knowledge of a second or third language is simply a small advantage in the workforce.

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Topics: Language Learning, Healthcare

How to supplement your language classes (almost for free!)

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Feb 16, 2011

So you want to learn a new language; but can a few videos or a weekly class make you fluent? Unfortunately, the odds are slim that they will. Most people need to see and use a language on a regular basis to become more comfortable with it. What can you do to supplement your language-learning method? Well, here’s what I did when I started learning Spanish again:

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Topics: Language Learning

Companies invest in Livemocha language-learning

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Feb 8, 2011

Your company asks you to be proficient in a foreign language...what do you do? For Rakuten employees in Japan, the answer is "learn the language". As a result of opening offices in the U.S., Rakuten decided to change its language of business to English, a language all its employees must now learn within two years.

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Topics: Language Learning