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The Connection Between Booze and Language Learning

Posted by: Tarin Keith | Author: 07/30/15 | Categories: English Language, Language In The News

FINALLY here’s some news we all wanted to hear! Alcohol really can make you better at learning a foreign language. I mean, it really does make sense. Have you ever experienced being in a Parisian restaurant, attempting to practice your French, only to be stared down by […]… Learn more »

Guess Where English Is Spoken Most?

Posted by: Tom Means | Author: 06/26/14 | Categories: English Language, Language In The News

Hint: Not North America! There are more speakers of English in Asia than anywhere else in the world. In most Asian countries it is the first foreign language taught to children, and it is the bridge language (what linguists call a “pidgin” language) used by […]… Learn more »

Learning American Slang

Posted by: Tom Means | Author: 06/10/14 | Categories: English Language, Language In The News

Guess what the most popular 5 slang words are in American English? According to Alina Dizik (link to her WSJ article below), they are: Dude. (But I think my college friends would give “dude” a run for its money with “bro”!) Chilling. (But as most […]… Learn more »

Bilinguals Can Pay Attention Better

Posted by: Tom Means | Author: 05/04/14 | Categories: Language In The News, Second Language Acquisition

In an article just published by Robert Lee Hotz in the Wall Street Journal (link below), diverse findings are shared that prove more benefits for speaking an additional language. I will highlight the five main points: 1. Speaking more than one language might change the […]… Learn more »

The Psychology of Learning a Second Language

Posted by: Tom Means | Author: 04/03/14 | Categories: Language In The News, Second Language Acquisition

Learning a second language can be an incredibly psychological endeavor.  For every person, this experience will be different but we have all certainly experienced some of the doubt, panic and fear that come with the task of really speaking in a second language. In Second […]… Learn more »