13 Portuguese Slang Words to Speak Like a Brazilian

Usually when a person learns a language they do so in the traditional means, which causes them to sound a bit robotic and unnatural. An easy remedy to this is to learn some slang words so that you can speak more like a native person. This is definitely the case for the Portuguese language, in which … [Read more...]

French Phrases: Which to Learn and Which to Forget

We all have memories of our high school foreign language classes and the expressions that our teacher taught us are indispensable if we ever plan to travel. But those of us who have been fortunate enough to do so have probably gotten at least one strange look when testing out these expressions on … [Read more...]

Infographic: The Ranking of English Speaking Countries in the World

1.5 billion people speak English in the world ... Among them, only 375 million are native English speakers. So who are the others? Where in the world do people speak English, without this language being the official language? We answer this question with our latest infographic on English speaking … [Read more...]

Easier Said in English than Done… Is the Hardest Language to Learn Worth Learning?

So you're ready to take on the challenge of learning a new language. Congratulations! It's going to be a wonderful journey. Maybe you have to choose between Spanish and French for school. Maybe your boss needs you to brush up on your Russian for an upcoming business trip. But let's say that you … [Read more...]

How to be a Better Person: Language Learning’s Ability to Make Us More Tolerant

Learning a new language has numerous benefits that go far beyond simply being able to communicate more easily. Adding a new language to our repertoire can even improve our character and the esteem or respect others have for us. A big factor in the way people perceive us is tolerance. If you are … [Read more...]

French Children’s Books for the Whole Family

Reading is one of the fundamental skills for learning a foreign language. And French children's books are a great place to start when teaching your kids, or learning as a family. We explain why kids books are so helpful, and suggest a few of our favorites to get you started. Bonne lecture! French … [Read more...]

Speaking With Your Hands: Brazilian vs. Italian Gestures (Video)

The habit of talking with your hands is a feature of many cultures. However, just like words, gestures also have different meanings in different countries. For you to have a concrete idea, we compared in this video some common gestures used by Brazilians and Italians - two cultures that are … [Read more...]

Habits of Successful Language Learners that You Should Adopt Today

We often hear of people who have mastered five, six, seven, ten, (or even more) languages! These people, polyglots, collect languages like other people collect stamps or refrigerator magnets, and seemingly with the same ease. It seems like an impossible feat, especially for those of us who have … [Read more...]

30 Day Language Challenge (Video)

One of the hardest aspects of learning a language is to keep your motivation high throughout the learning process. The best way to do this, is to try the 30 day language challenge! All it takes is 30 days to form a habit and achieve long term success in learning a language. Find out how to make the … [Read more...]

How to pronounce the th /ð/ sound | American English Pronunciation (Video)

This is a very specific video, but that doesn't mean it's not extremely helpful in learning English! The word "the" is one of the most commonly used words in the English language and so pronouncing the "th" sounds will go a long way in becoming fluent!How to pronounce the th /ð/ sound | … [Read more...]