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Communication and Language

A Week of Conversation Practice

When you don’t live in a country that speaks your target language as its main language, you have to do some more work to get speaking practice into your daily life. Conversation exchanges are great for this! I have to admit, conversation exchanges make me...

Why Your Accent Doesn’t Matter- And When It Does

I love your accent. I think the way each individual speaks so uniquely is one of the great things about people. As a lover of language, I enjoy hearing people playing with language. Language is fairly arbitrary anyway. Over the years, a pattern of sounds develops into...

Impatience is your secret language learning weapon

There are generally two ways to learn a skill: slow and steady or fast and intense. Both methods can be effective, but their success depends on the motivation of the student. Impatient students are highly motivated to improve their level as soon as possible. The...

Let’s Build A Language Practicing Habit!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a student with a great workload must be in want of a habit. -paraphrased Jane Austin Speaking a language is a skill. In order to use that skill confidently, you need to dedicate time and energy to developing it. This means...

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