Author: Ken Slack

Training for Success: How Language Learning is Like Preparing for the Olympics

In sports, the Olympics represent the highest level of achievement, showing exceptional physical abilities and the unifying power of a global community. Similarly, language learning demands discipline, dedication, and a profound commitment to personal transformation. Let’s explore how the journey to linguistic mastery mirrors the rigorous training of an Olympic athlete and the remarkable sense…
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Celebrating Milestones: 18 Years of Language Journeys at The Language Learning Institute

This year marks a significant milestone for The Language Learning Institute—it’s our 18th anniversary! Over nearly two decades, we’ve witnessed countless students transform their lives through the power of language. Today, we celebrate not just our longevity but the achievements of our learners who have made language learning an integral part of their personal and…
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English as a Second Language (ESL) vs English for Effective Communication

Whether you’re a foreigner living in the US, a professional from abroad striving for fluency in English, or a high school or college student – you’re not alone. Wanting to learn English is something many people share. After all, it’s the language of the global business landscape. But where and how do you go about…
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Beyond Borders; The Evolution and Impact of the French Language

The French language is often associated with just two countries: France and Canada. But its rich history and global presence extend far beyond those borders, spanning all continents. From Morocco to Saint Martin, French is spoken across diverse regions, reflecting its deep cultural heritage. This guide will explore the language’s humble beginnings, evolution, widespread usage…
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Spring into New Horizons: How Language Learning Can Spark Creativity and Renewal

As spring arrives with its longer, brighter days, it brings blossoming flowers and a sense of transformative change. This season, which mirrors nature’s constant renewal, reminds us of our potential for growth and rejuvenation. In this spirit, our blog explores the parallel journey of language learning and the renewing essence of spring. Learning a new…
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Exploring Spanish Dialects and Their Unique Vocabularies

Spanish is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world, connecting millions of people across different cultures and regions. And this popularity has led to the development of a variety of Spanish dialects, each with its own unique history and cultural influences. The history of “modern” Spanish began with Castilian Spanish in Spain, becoming…
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New Year’s Resolutions: How to Set Goals and Achieve Them

As we approach the new year, it’s time to think about what we want to achieve and how to make it happen. New Year’s resolutions and goal setting are a chance to start fresh, but let’s face it—many of us struggle to stick with our personal goals beyond February. The initial burst of enthusiasm often…
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Global Winter Traditions: A look at December Celebrations Around the World

Beyond the hustle and bustle of Christmas festivities, December is a month packed with diverse cultural and religious celebrations worldwide. From the jolly vibes of Saint Nicholas Day to the vibrant traditions of Kwanzaa, this month is a global celebration of joyous events that bring people from all walks of life together. Let’s explore some…
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Harvest Festivals Around the Globe: A Celebration of Abundance

Spanning continents and generations, these celebrations remind us of our planet’s abundant blessings. From the vibrant streets of Kolkata during India’s Pongal Festival to the serene rice fields of South Korea ready for Chuseok, each festival has unique customs and cultural traditions. And harvest festivals are more than just ceremonies; they capture the very spirit…
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What Our Students Are Saying

“I wanted to thank you for these classes. When you told Jennifer and I we were your first post-COVID students, I wanted to tell you that these classes have been a source of great joy and comfort for me in a really weird hard time and I am so grateful for you and them. It has given me something really interesting and fun to focus on and divert any feelings of life uncertainty as it takes real focus and work. But it is also super fun too and a life goal to learn another language.”

— Tara

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