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Ben Learns Portuguese: Episode 3

Hi guys! This week, I decided I’m ready to try my first major challenge. I’m going to speak to my roommate, who is a native Portuguese speaker from Brazil! We tried basic questions and answers in Portuguese, and I made…

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Nathalia Ramos: Language Learning Q&A

Learning a new language is one of the most rewarding things you can do, yet also one of the hardest! It’s during those challenging moments that a little support and encouragement can go a long way! So I reached out…

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Inspiration, People

Ben Learns Portuguese: Episode 2

Hey everyone! This week, I dove into Unit 2: Greetings and Introductions. I learned a lot about food, a little about friends and family, and a few things about food. Just kidding. Unit 2 taught me a lot of foundational…

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Culture, People

A Spanish Journey through Latin America

After spending a year improving my Spanish speaking skills with Rosetta Stone’s app, it was fun to take the leap and explore three different Spanish-speaking countries. I took my language learning process to a whole new level by traveling through…

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Culture, People

Traditional Table: A Vietnamese Food Primer

Cơm gà Hải Nam: A Vietnamese Classic Cơm gà Hải Nam, or Hainanese chicken rice originates from the Hainan Province in China, but is popular throughout Thailand and Vietnam. It starts with a modestly poached chicken in a simple, fragrant…

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Inspiration, People

Ben Learns Portuguese: Episode 1

Hey everyone! I’m excited to launch my blog “Ben Learns Languages.” I’m going to share my journey with you as I become multilingual by using the Rosetta Stone app. First up, I’m learning Portuguese! I’m starting in Unit 1, which…

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Culture, People

Traditional Table: A Chinese Food Primer

In places like America, Chinese food has developed its own distinct flavor that is markedly different from that of its homeland. In fact, North American Chinese dishes, heavy with thick, sweet sauces, are not what you’d encounter in the countryside…

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Advice, People

Trying Out Seek & Speak in France

Paris is a city that never fails to sweep me off my feet. Walking down the grand boulevards and hidden alleys I am consistently astonished by the beauty that surrounds me. Every meal is cause for celebration, an event that…

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Inspiration, People

Falling in Love with Russian (and a Russian)

We caught up with Antonia, a real Rosetta Stone user who learned Russian. Discover her incredible language journey and find out what makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day story. What was your learning schedule like when you practiced Russian? How…

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Celebrating the Holidays between Hemispheres

Madrid, Spain / Melbourne, Australia It’s that time of year. Wherever you look, across the globe, something is in the air. Maybe it’s the lights that brighten our otherwise-familiar streets or the sound of the cheerful music that can’t help…

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History and Hebrew in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel I feel fortunate to have had a multicultural upbringing, not only at home but also in my community. Believe it or not, growing up as a Spanish, Australian Jew was not that unusual in Miami, Florida, a…

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From New Delhi to New Haven: My Hindi Journey

New Delhi, India After three plane rides, around 48 hours of cumulative travel, and some suspicious-looking curry on my flight, I finally stumbled into the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport around noon. As I soaked in the heat and swatted…

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