Articles on Language & Culture

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What Is The Difference Between Studying, Acquiring, And Learning Another Language?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between learning, studying, and acquiring another language? Understanding these distinctions is crucial for setting realistic language learning goals and managing expectations. To understand the skills and time needed for each language learning goal, please refer to our previous blog post: Choosing Your Language Learning Goal However, this blog…
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How Do Babies Learn To Speak & Learn Two Languages At The Same Time?

As parents and teachers, we always want to learn more about how our kids grow and learn. We want our children to have the best start in life. Understanding how they develop and process information from birth to kindergarten can put our minds at ease. Language development is a fascinating process that sparks varied thoughts…
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What Are The Right Language Learning Goals For You?

Setting language-learning goals is crucial in determining whether you’ll succeed in your language-learning studies. Most post-school language learners share the same goal of being able to converse with a native speaker of the language they’re learning. Often, these learners feel this level of fluency is something they should be able to achieve in a few…
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What Is The Best Age For My Child To Start Learning A Second Language?

In the many years I’ve been teaching, the age-old question has been posed to me numerous times: “What is the best age for my child to begin learning a second language?” As a parent, you’re bombarded with so much information regarding how to handle the early months of your child’s life. You want them to…
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Age is Just a Number

Myth Debunked: Learn A Second Language at Any Age

You may have heard someone make the statement that it’s not easy for an adult to learn a second language. Although it’s true that children seem to have a propensity for language learning based, the fact is that they simply learn differently. The results of an MIT study revealed that many adult language learners past…
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Change Life

Change Your Life in FIVE Weeks: How Learning A Language Changes Your Life

Learning a language can change your life for the better in many incredible ways. The Language Learning Institute has designed highly effective five week courses that incrementally allow you to experience the following top four reasons: 1) You Will Gain More Self-Confidence The positive feedback you will get from others who encourage you as you…
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Reasons to Learn French When Visiting Canada

Now that Canada has opened its borders for post-COVID travel, you may be wondering if it’s worth it to learn French before you visit. After all, most provinces have an English-speaking majority. The answer is YES – it will definitely enhance your travel or moving plans! Here are our top three reasons why: Learning French…
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Europe to Reopen

What to Expect as Europe Reopens

Just when you thought you were doomed to a hermit’s life, the world begins to reopen! Of course, caution is still needed and ‘open’ does not mean pre-Covid norms. Luís Araújo, president of the European Travel Commission, emphasized in a statement that safety and security are still priorities. He also said that travelers should check…
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Expat Tax Tips

Tax Day Freebies and Expat Tips

If you’re considering retiring abroad or living in a foreign country, be sure to educate yourself about both foreign and United States tax laws. Click here to get started. One of the best things you can do if you’re considering living abroad is to learn the local language. Check out our course offerings and contact…
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Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week Begins!

Click here to see the promotions and specials that can help brighten an educator’s day.  Educators always rise to the challenge and accomplish many incredible things on behalf of their students!  National Teacher Week recognizes these lasting contributions that educators make to their students’ lives. This week long celebration originates from 1944 when a teacher…
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— Maija Collins (Delmar, NY)

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