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Sharing your language story – MehrsprachICH

The Goethe Institute has launched a video competition called MehrsprachICH for people who speak a number of foreign languages.  This is the latest in a recent wave of interest in our ever-growing online language community, polyglots, hyperpolyglots and the language-learning process in general.   Why share your language story?   Growing up I always wished

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Danish, Norwegian or Swedish?

There are a number of languages in the world that are mutually intelligible.  Croats and Serbs can communicate with each other relatively freely, as can Macedonians and Bulgarians, Afrikaners and Dutch people and of course the Danes, Swedes and Norwegians. Cristina – the Norwegian polyglot This week I was stayed with another polyglot in Oslo. 

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How do you learn a language?

This sounds like a very simple question and it is one that I am asked regularly.  The short answer is…it takes continuous study and plenty of practice.  The methods involved in learning a language though can vary.  Even for me, there have been different ways in which I have learnt different languages. Why change tactic?

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So…how is my Pimsleur Hungarian? :)

You picked Hungarian for me to study for one month to try out the Pimsleur method. I finished the 30-day level one Pimsleur Hungarian course and the results are in! On 15th April I started my 30-day Pimsleur Hungarian challenge. The course I used was from my local library. It came with a booklet with

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Vote Speaking Fluently!

Visibility online gets your message out there. Speaking Fluently has been nominated in The Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 competition. Voting has started now! Please help me to get this site some more views by clicking on the link below and voting for Speaking Fluently: I enjoy helping to motivate other language learners and to

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The Polyglot Pimsleur Language Challenge

People often ask me about various courses that you can buy to learn a new language.  I have tried many of them, including TeachYourself, Colloquial, Michel Thomas, Assimil, Linguaphone as well as many online materials from LingQ to Busuu to LiveMocha.  I have found that all have something to offer.  One method that comes up

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Learning the Lingo

We talk about learning languages and how quickly we can do it.  We look for the best courses to get us to the best level possible at break-neck speed.  But is all this all in vain?  Is language learning at this accelerated rate a myth? Well, you can pick up a book, read it or

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Language studies

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwilekZlcws] You may study a language as part of a course or for work.  You can also set yourself up on a course and study alone, but give yourself a certain timeframe or goals. Many experienced language learners shy away from formal courses for a variety of reasons… * it’s too slow * it’s too

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The language of love

What is the language of love? That is a question I have heard asked countless times and answered in many ways.  To my mind, the language of love is always unique to the speaker and the listener. Let me explain what I mean and how you can use it to improve your language skills. Those

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