Hello everyone! David and I have left the United States and are looking forward to an immersion experience. We love to travel, to Mexico in particular, but our experiences to date have always been at a resort or on a cruise. We decided several trips ago that we really wanted to “experience” Mexico. So we’ve … Continue reading Immersion Experience – Our Travelogue
Languages are grouped into families, and one definition of a language family is simply a group of languages related through descent from a common ancestor, called the “proto-language” of the family. You might think of this like you and your cousins are all related because you share the same grandfather. One example of a language … Continue reading LANGUAGE FAMILIES OF THE WORLD
To make it easier for educational institutions and employers to evaluate the language qualifications of students and/or candidates for their admission and/or employment, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR or CEF) was developed by the Council of Europe. This guideline is used to gauge levels of language ability, no … Continue reading LEVELS OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: WHERE ARE YOU?
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My husband and I are just heading home from a trip to Mexico. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort and had a marvelous time. At the moment, we’re sitting in the airport waiting to board our plane home. So, I thought I would share with you just a little bit of what we experienced on … Continue reading Vacationing in a Foreign Country
You are never too old to learn another language. Language learning is an activity for anyone and everyone. I would suggest we encourage children to learn a second language as soon as possible. That way, they can begin to experience the many benefits and advantages of bilingual children – or even multilingual! Many of us … Continue reading THE BENEFITS OF CHILDREN LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE
Why learn a foreign language? Certainly there are many reasons to learn a new language and just as many advantages of learning a foreign language. The following are but my own top ten reasons to learn a new language. You can expand your network. By learning a new language you can meet new people and speak … Continue reading TOP 10 REASONS TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
Many people today would like to learn Mandarin Chinese and for many reasons. So, what is the best way to learn Mandarin Chinese? I’ve also heard the question, “Is it possible to learn Mandarin Chinese free online?” Of course, some will ask: Why is Mandarin such an important language to learn today? To begin, there … Continue reading WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN MANDARIN?
Taking this question quite literally, it’s not hard to answer. The fastest way to learn Spanish is by “immersion.” The answer is not to prefer any particular Spanish course, but to live and breathe the language as much as possible. I suspect that many, upon hearing that, would quickly say or at least think: “Of … Continue reading What Is the Fastest Way to Learn Spanish? (or any other language)