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I Can’t Learn a New Language as an Adult, Right?

You’ve probably heard this already––that after puberty, learning a language just isn’t worth it. Reality: it’s all a myth. The origins of this tale come from a body of research that highlights children’s natural inclination to acquire language. A young…

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How to Find the Easiest Language to Learn

If you’ve come expecting a definitive answer on which language is easiest to learn, you might be disappointed. Because the truth is that language learning is challenging and the language that you find the most approachable can be influenced by…

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15 Best Places to Eat Like a Local in Tokyo

Tokyo is quite likely the world’s ultimate dining destination. Tourists flood in from every which direction, often expecting something refined, elevated, if not Michelin-starred. Sure, those options are here (230 of them, in fact) and not hard to find. But…

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The Secrets of Second Language Acquisition

The process of learning a second language, sometimes referred to as second language acquisition or SLA, can be a challenging one. You’ll often hear that children are best suited to take on learning a second language because their brains are…

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The Best Language Learning Podcasts

We’ve entered the age of the podcast and as this method of media has risen in popularity, so has the use of podcasts as a way to learn a language. From Spanish to Russian to Chinese, there is a plethora…

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Everything You Need to Know About Umlauts

You’ve probably seen umlauts at some point—those mysterious little dots hovering over letters in languages. And while they may seem intimidating or unfamiliar to English speakers, umlauts and other diacritic marks guide pronunciation and can be extremely helpful for language…

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Speaking of German: Biergarten Basics

So you find yourself at a Biergartenーwunderbar! Below, find a few tips to get the most out of the experience.  First things first, you’ll want to know how to order a drink.  Typically, you’ll be able to spot a central…

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A Quick Guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest

Welcome to Oktoberfest in Munich! The biggest beer festival in the world is about to begin again. Watch our video from last time and get a flavor of the occasion, as well as some key tips and tricks on how…

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