How Should We Learn Languages? Thoughts from a Labbie… {0}

The other day I came across this blog from someone named Ruth Elizabeth. Her bio says she has been learning Vietnamese for 3 years, 2 of which were spent in Vietnam when she taught English. As a second generation Vietnamese American who grew up listening to Vietnamese but who was too stubborn to bother learning(…)

Mango Languages Review

Mango Languages Review {0}

I tried out Mango Languages with Brazilian Portuguese. I was able to get only lesson one, which included a lot of vocabulary, a couple of conversations, and some grammar. Unfortunately, as soon as it seemed to be getting interesting, I reached a ‘wall’ and the website asked me to pay to get more features. I(…)

DuoLingo {0}

If you want to learn a language for free, DuoLingo is a good way to get started. If you stick with it, it will teach you grammar and vocabulary well, but it’s not good at helping you learn to speak it.¬†And as long as you don’t mind learning from a computer and the oddities that(…)

Say What? Russian Sayings

Say What? Russian Sayings {0}

What happens when you translate these Russian sayings into English? Let’s take a look.

Is learning a language in 17 days possible?

Is learning a language in 17 days possible? {0}

Check out this article about someone who claims he learned a language in 17 days.Regardless of whether you believe it is possible or not, he has some good tricks on how to facilitate learning a language.

Learn Mandarin the Chineasey Way

Learn Mandarin the Chineasey Way {0}

Do you know you can learn Chinese by building “blocks” and beautifully illustrated graphs? Read article from FT magazine.