Raising Bilingual Children 10 Tips For Boosting The Minority Language

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Your toddler may think that he or she’s a complete superhero — and when it comes to language acquisition, it’s actually true! In particular, compared to adult language learners. Lena Sandvik in Boston says “I’m amazed that my 15 and 11 year olds have grown up to be completely bilingual. My accent and those silly, […]


20 Tips For Building A Better Bio

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A bio is a key part of your marketing toolbox. And a well written one is worth it’s weight in gold! This seeming simple marketing blurb has the amazing power to wow the media, impress a decision maker, or showcase your expertise to any potential buyer. And, once you have written a good bio, you’ll […]


Understanding The Cajun French Language

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Who are the Cajuns and What is the Cajun French Language? Cajuns are an ethnic group in the U.S. state of Louisiana, whose ancestors were exiled from the former French colony known as Acadia (now a part of the Maritime provinces of Canada and in Maine), in 1755, during the catholic ethnic cleansing campaign, known […]


How Do I Become Fluent In A New Language

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I read the following online on a site supposedly devoted to learning fluency in a second language: “Language is like any other skill or aptitude: some people are proficient in languages, while others are better at math, science, or music. Everyone has the potential to learn, but the fact is that some people are just […]


You Can Learn A Language Naturally

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In my newly released book, YOU CAN LEARN SPANISH or Any Language No Matter Your Age or Disposition, I discuss how most, if not all, second language courses in the Free World are taught: Grammar First. Not only is this method frighteningly boring, but I also explain why it will not


Pass It On The Three Golden Gates

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The three golden gates is something I first heard about from one of my first pastors, Richard Land. It did not originate with him but I have always been glad that he chose to repeat these words to me. Richard is now heard across the nation daily on hundreds of family life radio stations. He […]


The Power Of The Spoken Word

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The pen is mightier than the sword, says an adage. But most people do not know that when written words become spoken words, they explode like firecrackers! If books speak volumes, speeches fire up entire lives. There are three kinds of words: the written, the meditated, and the spoken. Written words inform and give full […]


Learning Spanish Part Eleven Taking Classes In Spanish

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If you have successfully completed at least The Learnables and The Pimsleur Spanish, Learning Spanish Like Crazy courses, you are ready for the formal study of Spanish (i.e., grammar). I know this is very costly. I know because I’ve paid the price myself for these courses. But what do you want? Do you want to […]


Learning Spanish Part Twenty Four The Acquisition Learning Hypothesis

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Dr. Stephen Krashen’s foundational principle in his theory of Second Language Acquisition is called “The Acquisition-Learning hypothesis.” In this idea, a distinction is made in that wonderfully exciting and gaiety-galore world of linguistics and language pedagogy between learning a language and acquiring it. “The acquired system” is the means through which spoken fluency is acquired. […]


The Name S Of French Speaking Countries

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There are more or less 200 million French speaking people around the world. This figure comprise the people who speak French as their mother tongue and who are not resident of French speaking country but they have adapted the French language. French is taught across the world and is equally considered as an important language […]