Language Challenge 180

Maintain Your Language Even When You Don’t Live in a Country Where It Is Spoken

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maintain your languages even if you don't live in a country where they are spoken

By Andrew Photo credit: coureagextoxlive Maintaining our languages can be relatively easy to do (compared to learning them in the first place) but only if we have the time to do it. We have our day-to-day routine (work, errands, school, conversing with local friends, etc.) which takes up much of our time and which also […]

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Multilingual Multicultural Valentine’s Day: Laced Doilies, Scarlett O’Hara & a German Husband

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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons When I was young, Valentine’s Day Eve was always the same: my mother and I would sit in front of the television watching Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) wail her heart-breaking laments while we snipped, glued and constructed Valentines for my classmates. Although almost every other student in my […]

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General Multilingualism

Don’t They Speak Spanish in Spain?

by Alice

By Alice Lapuerta Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Opening a Can of Worms I always thought that in Spain, they speak Spanish. All of them. It was only after I met my friend and flat mate Maria that I learned that this is not the case. Maria is from Valencia and speaks Valencian. This […]

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General Multilingualism

Learn Spanish to Help You Understand English!

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By Leslie Collins Photo credit: lisibo “I before E, except after C.” You surely remember that grammar rule—and exception—from elementary school. Rules and exceptions like these are part of what make English so confusing and difficult to use eloquently. Even adults struggle to master the rules, structure, and tenses of English. Throughout adulthood, people are […]

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Language Challenge 101

The Telenovela Method of Learning Spanish (or any other language)

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Hi, I’m Andrew, and I’ve been teaching myself Spanish for almost four years now. I’ve been doing this entirely on my own and it’s been a huge learning experience, the fruits of which I enjoy sharing with other people who are passionate about teaching themselves a new language. Right now, I’m going to cover one […]

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