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Listen to Reinforce Your Comprehension

I’ve learned that the only way to really learn a language is to soak yourself in it. I try to maximize my exposure to everything German as often as possible. …

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Challenges of Speech Recognition

“True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” — attributed to Somerset Maugham During the research phase of our Version 3 language solution, we posed what at first…

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No Postcards from Managua

A jet clears the Yucatan peninsula and approaches the cord of land strung from North to South America. The wings descend over the lava and lakes of Nicaragua toward the…

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New Method to Study Brain and Language

This week, Science Daily summarized research published in the Journal of Neurophysiology describing “a new method to analyze brain imaging data — one that may paint a clearer picture of…

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Third Time’s a Charm

In the middle of my German language learning travails, Rosetta Stone reached out to me and asked me to blog about my language-learning process in light of being able to…

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The Rosetta Stone Approach, Mayan Worship and Rock-Hard Abs in Just Minutes

Since beginning with Rosetta Stone and this blog, I have been overwhelmed with interest by friends and family. Amidst the shower of well-wishing and curiosity, two main questions have arisen…

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A History of Language Learning: The Road to Dynamic Immersion

These days, language-learning methods sport an array of trade-names associated with a particular founder, technique or symbol. But names aside, these methods cluster around two basic approaches: those which use…

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Learning German – Round 2

I arrived in Berlin, terrified of sounding like a toddler and a moron while trying to speak German.  So, I just didn’t — I spoke English.  After a while in…

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