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Travel And Work… At The Same Time!

Posted by: Tarin Keith | Author: 08/15/14 | Categories: English Language, Language Learning Tips

Do you have one of those friends who can just pick up and travel whenever he or she wants? How can they just take off of work at the drop of a dime and afford a life of traveling? SO jealous. With modern technology and […]… Learn more »

French Movies for Students of French

Posted by: Tom Means | Author: 06/21/14 | Categories: Language Learning Tips, Second Language Acquisition

Learning French: The following movies are contemporary classics, all of which are available on Netflix. They are also all movies without too much dialect. If you are a beginner or low-intermediate student of French, you should probably watch them with subtitles first and then watch […]… Learn more »

Spanish Movies for Students of Spanish

Posted by: Tom Means | Author: 06/20/14 | Categories: Language Learning Tips, Second Language Acquisition

Learning Spanish: The following movies are contemporary classics, all of which are available on Netflix. If you are a beginner or low-intermediate student of Spanish, you should probably watch them with subtitles first and then watch them again without subtitles. If you are a high-intermediate […]… 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 »

Motivation to Learn a New Language

Posted by: Tom Means | Author: 05/10/14 | Categories: Language Learning Tips, Second Language Acquisition

I’d like to write about some of the ways linguists talk about motivation in language learning.To break it down into the two main categories, we have: integrative motivation and instrumental motivation. Of course, these two types of motivation can exist in the same person but […]… Learn more »