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How important is learning a dialect?

I don’t know why, but it’s such a remarkable phenomenon. Many English learners are trying to obtain a British (or American) accent. But why is this important for many students? I don’t know why I should waste my time learning … Weiterlesen

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British or American English?

Should I focus on British or American English? Every learner eventually asks themselves this question. But what is the correct answer? The not-very helpful answer is «It depends.» It depends on your intentions and needs. If you need a certificate … Weiterlesen

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Intrinsic motivators versus extrinsic motivators

No one denies that reading is crucial to learning a language. But it’s also helpful for many other things, such as general knowledge. Recently, I read a text from a TED Talk and found this perfect explanation of how intrinsic … Weiterlesen

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Is Duolingo helpful for learning a language?

Duolingo or similar apps are popular for learning a language. But are they useful for this purpose? Unfortunately, as is so often the case, there is no simple answer. I’m also a user of one of those apps, and it’s … Weiterlesen

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Is Polyglott a business model? (Part 2)

The trendy word Polyglott has also brought resourceful business people onto the scene. Getting fluent in 30 days or the easy way to learn a language are only two types of headlines on YouTube or other social media channels. Quickly … Weiterlesen

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Is Polyglott a business model? (Part 1)

First, it’s essential to know what a polyglot is. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a polyglot is a person «who knows and is able to use several languages.» There is no exact definition of how good one’s language skills must … Weiterlesen

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As Young As You Feel Day

You are as young as you feel is a common phrase to imply that age is not essential based on your birthday but on how you mentally or physically feel. Check your attitude and forget your actual birthday for a … Weiterlesen

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