Midori App (Japanese language study) Review {0}

After coming back from a semester abroad in Tokyo, I can definitely say that the Midori app for iOS is a really great tool for Japanese Language Study. In a nutshell, you can use Midori like a dictionary for both English to Japanese and the other way around (with 3 input systems no less: via(…)

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? {0}

Check out a really cool article on immersion education! “Brain researchers who study bilingualism believe that the act of juggling two languages strengthens the brain system that helps people pay attention. That strong capacity to focus might be what leads to better academic performance in some children who grow up bilingual or attend language immersion(…)

Babbel Language Learning Tool Review

Babbel Language Learning Tool Review {0}

I tried out Babbel for Portuguese. It first asked if I was a beginner or advanced student (I hit beginner). It didn’t seem to care however, and immediately asked me to match words with phrases— (this was before any sort of lesson!). I went through the lesson and by the end, it finally asked me(…)

Feminist Gael García Bernal

Feminist Gael García Bernal {1}

You may have heard of the popular “feminist Ryan Gosling” meme, but they don’t hold a candle to the feminist musings of our favorite Mexican actor. .  

How to talk in Chinglish

How to talk in Chinglish {0}

Chinese people have come up with Chinese English words in daily conversations and they are extremely popular on SNS. They usually have origins from Chinese idioms, and some words are the direct translation from Chinese. So these words and sentences are grammatically wrong in English, but appropriate in certain situations in Chinese to get some(…)

“The Pronunciator” Language Tool Review

“The Pronunciator” Language Tool Review {0}

Though I was unable to create a free account on The Pronunciator (http://www.pronunciator.com/), I took a virtual tour of the website and learned what it has to offer. It teaches 80 different languages from the point of view of 50 different languages. I think this is a particularly useful feature, since it isn’t always the(…)