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The stages of foreign language learning

The stages of foreign language learning

The acquisition of a foreign language is a process of self-transformation, of observation and discovery of a new culture, of growth and adaptation. in this wonderful journey of learning, there are various stages to go through. Whether you are learning a new language at home or going abroad to learn a new language, you will experience everything from feeling like you are on a new planet to feeling…

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Is a native-like accent in a foreign language achievable?

Is a native-like accent in a foreign language achievable?

People who have perfect and precise pronunciation when speaking a language are often referred to as people with an “exquisite accent”. Being able to speak French or Spanish fluently like a native speaker means having an absolute mastery of the language. The term “exquisite accent” is used in the language field when the pronunciation of the foreign language reaches high levels of perfection.It is c…

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Learn a language through immersion at home

Learn a language through immersion at home

Immersion is the best way to learn a language – and there’s no need to move overseas to do this. Moving to another country is only one approach to creating an environment where the target language is a part of your everyday life. Even then, there’s no guarantee that you’ll immerse yourself in the language.A better approach is to create an immersion environment and experience no matter where you li…

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International desserts to cook in quarantine

International desserts to cook in quarantine

Do you get the impression that you see a lot of homemade cakes on social networks? It's not just boredom. The taste of sugar that our taste buds perceive has a calming and consolatory effect, so it is no coincidence that when we want to reward ourselves, we think of a sweet and not a salad. Eating a slice of cake improves the mood and reduces stress. In short, if we eat sweet food, we feel pampere…

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Learn languages without buying a plane ticket

Learn languages without buying a plane ticket

"Travel", they say. "Go abroad, learn the language for a few months and you'll be fluent in no time". As foreign language learners, that is what many of you have probably heard at least once in your life.If what makes us better at a language is simply speaking it, hearing it, reading it, and writing it as much as possible, then there's no better place to do that than the place where all of those t…

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How to select the right resources to learn a foreign language

How to select the right resources to learn a foreign language

For many people learning a foreign language is a difficult, long and boring process, but here's the secret: if you use the right resources, it suddenly turns into an easy and fun activity. Once you have decided to start learning a new language, you need resources - books, videos, courses, apps and other learning materials to guide you through your learning process.The best place to turn to is the…

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How to overcome the fear of speaking a foreign language, Part 2

How to overcome the fear of speaking a foreign language, Part 2

When you learn a foreign language, it is inevitable to be afraid to speak in this language, for various reasons: we do not want to be judged by those who listen to us, we are ashamed, we do not think we know enough phrases to communicate, or we do not want to make mistakes. It is normal to be afraid to deal with a foreign language orally because we are speaking in a language that is not our own. B…

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How to overcome the fear of speaking a foreign language, Part 1

How to overcome the fear of speaking a foreign language, Part 1

Do you know that feeling of discomfort and anxiousness when you need to say something in a foreign language?Speaking in a foreign language is one of the most intimidating things that many language students can think of and it is often that exact fear of speaking that stops so many people from progressing in their language learning and taking their learning to the next level. So, how are we going t…

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Can a foreign language be life-changing?

Can a foreign language be life-changing?

A foreign language can completely transform your life and you will be amazed at the world of opportunities that can suddenly open up before you if you take the right time and effort to study a new language.Apart from the direct daily experience of using the language, learning a foreign language will bring incredible changes in all aspects of your life. Whether it is meeting new friends, reading a…

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COLOUR THERAPY: HOW TO FEEL BETTER BY WEARING THE RIGHT COLOURS IN QUARANTINE

COLOUR THERAPY: HOW TO FEEL BETTER BY WEARING THE RIGHT COLOURS IN QUARANTINE

When it comes to choosing what to wear, picking the right colours can help relieve anxiety and stress, which are at their highest level in this time of emergency.According to colour therapy, colours have a significant impact on our mood and psyche. This therapy has ancient origins: the Egyptians and Greeks already painted their homes and public buildings with precise colours and used ointments and…

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