A new series of essays to support you with your German homework at school. They are based upon my experience working at schools in the UK. Part 2 covers the popular topic of writing about your hobby.
Adverbs are confusing to both native and native speakers of English alike—once mastered, one can really harness the full beauty of the language.
Sometimes there are no words in the English language for our feelings. But we can turn to another language for the exact word we need.
Struggling with writing a formal letter in Spanish? Here's some help with two sample letters proofread by native speakers of Spanish.
A step by step detailed guide on how to introduce yourself in Japanese using a Jikoshoukai. Audio clip included with lots of example sentences.
Simple, free German essays, ready to use straight away. Based upon my experience working at schools in the UK, this article covers the popular topic of writing about your house.
Delight in knowing what a word means, even or especially a foreign one? Want to broaden your understanding? Then read this article to learn some useful foreign words and phrases.
I've read about the supposed difficulty of many languages. Some I don't know at all (like Chinese or Arabic, which I'd imagine are difficult), but I did have the opportunity to learn one of the hardest, and supposedly the most grammatically-complex...
With self-confidence, motivation to communicate, and constant practice, people can become successful in learning a second language. This hub suggests ten characteristics of the good language learner.
The Luo of Kenya and Tanzania are a Nilotic speaking people whose main occupation was fishing, coupled with some farming and animal husbandry. Let us learn together the basics of their language.
This article contains 50 idioms related to cats. We use idioms in everyday speech, but I had no idea that so many include a reference to cats. How many do you recognize?
There are actually a number of ways Happy Birthday can be said in Japanese. The easiest way would be to use the Japanese phonetic alphabet which is called Katakana
A new series of essays to support you with your homework at school. They are based on my experience working at schools in the UK. Part 1 covers the popular topic of describing your own family.
The answer to the question, “Can thoughts occur without language?” may lie in the deaf community of language-less people.
The US Department of State is providing scholarships to study 13 languages which they deem crucial to US national security and economic competitiveness. The list is rather odd, I think.
This hub serves to teach french students about french pollution including french vocabulary, phrases and the english translations of the french.
There are a number of good reasons for studying and learning a foreign language. Better communication with and knowledge of different cultures are important reasons for becoming multilingual.
Reasons students should consider majoring in Spanish including what you can do with a Spanish major and how you can leverage your degree in your future career after graduation.
It is an unfortunate tendency for English-speaking North Americans to lack knowledge of foreign languages. Here I outline quantifiable justification for a more cosmopolitan North American outlook
Spanish Lesson Seventy-One: Hacerse, Ponerse, Volverse. Learn the differences of each of these verbs and how they can mean "to become" in the Spanish language.
Spanish Lesson Fifty-Five:Doing Math in Spanish is for Spanish learners who wish to use mathematics terms in Spanish. Take a look for more!
There are many ways to expand your vocabulary. They can be easy to do and incorporate into your daily life.
A new series of essays to support you with your German homework. This article covers the popular topic of writing about your daily routine.
Esperanto is a language invented by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof in the late 1800s. It is an artificial language as opposed to natural human languages whose vocabulary and grammars developed randomly over time through custom and usage, rather than a plan....
Japanese phrases that are used everyday and will help fill in those gaps in conversation and build fluency. All phrases shown have audio examples added for pronunciation.
Most of us have heard of Esperanto, an attempt to create a universal language; but Volapük, or Solresol?
It was in 4th millennium BC that the writing system appeared for the first time in the Indus River Valley civilization in India, but it disappeared in 3rd millennium B.C and reappeared in 500 BC.
I don't know about you, but I'm completely obsessed with finding out where words come from. The study of word origin is known as 'etymology.'
Learning French is easy if you know where to find the right sources and the best teachers. There are many websites offering outstanding learning material but there are also many e-learning companies that provide French lessons with a native French teacher.
Chinese culture is full of symbolisms derived from amalgamations of Chinese characters or folkloric worship. Here are 9 Chinese Symbols you are likely to come across during your China vacation.
When you begin to learn another language, you can really improve your listening and speaking skills by watching telenovelas. The following series are great for Spanish practice.
If love is the universal language and "I love you" is the most important thing to say, how will you tell the world how you feel? Here are more than 165 ways to say "I love you" in different languages.
Within the French language, there is really only one true irregular verb ending in -er! That verb is 'aller' - to go. It has its own unique set of endings for the different tenses. All the other -ER verbs have slight variations of the standard...
Gĩkũyũ is written with seven vowels. Two of the additional vowels are i-tilde (ĩ) and u-tilde (ũ). These are: a (low /central), e (ɛ Mid-low/Front), i (high/front), ĩ (e Mid-high/Front), o (ɔ Mid-low /Back), u (High/Back), ũ (o Mid-high/Back). Kikuyu and Italian seem to share the same vowels - /a/, /e/, /ɛ/, /i/, /o/, /ɔ/, /u/
Spanish Lesson Thirty: Writing About Yourself. This lesson concentrates on writing a paragraph describing what kind of person you are, where you're from, where you've been, and what you want to become when you grow older. It's useful for everyone! Take a look...
What is the best way to become perfectly fluent in a foreign language? Many recommend complete and total immersion, but others are concerned about reducing anxiety in students and providing only a positive experience. However, in order to become a fluent speaker, one has to internalize the language and change one's thinking, something that very few people want to do.
When wanting to talk about playing an instrument or sport, there's a way of going about doing so. I hope this helps clear things up and helps you along the wonderful journey of learning French!
While idioms provide color to language, did you ever wonder: "Why do we say that?" Read what common idioms mean and where they came from.
In part 8 of my free German essays we look at how to describe a healthy lifestyle in a German, which is also part of the National Curriculum for schools.
For the majority of learners, the subjunctive is the most difficult aspect of Spanish grammar to master. Here is a comprehensive guide of the Spanish subjunctive that will aid your studies.
The distribution of Wolof and French in written form in Dakar helps one understand the dynamics of the two languages in Senegal.
Modern foreign teaching methods are easier to understand and develop if you are well acquainted with the foreign teaching methods used in the past (most of them are still used today in some form and integrated into new teachings).
A comprehensive listing of schools offering ASL classes in the Detroit, Michigan area, including interpreter training and other degree programs.