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It is quite funny to decode students’ expressions in the classroom, I can tell whether they understand or not a lesson just by looking at their eyes while I’m speaking. (more…)

Why do we abandon?

English: The Eiffel Tower from below.How comes that many people sign up for classes and they end up angry and in the end they hate the subject?

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Language Evolution – Spanglish

English: Luiseño and Juaneño language areas in...

English: Luiseño and Juaneño language areas in south California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In California, most people speak Spanish nowadays, and it seems it has become the second language in USA. Languages are always evolving and finding their own way. Will we ever get real Spanglish?

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Why are cartoons so good for learning?

Cartoon Girl by Tucia

I’m 32 and I still watch cartoons, I just like them 🙂 but I must say I can only watch certain types… not like when I was a kid. However; I always recommend cartoons to students, do you want to know why they are so good for language learning?

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Universal Language

Turris Babel from Athanasius Kircher

Turris Babel from Athanasius Kircher (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is there a language foundation in which all languages are based on or is it the human brain which can only create one certain type of languages? It seems difficult, but let’s discuss about alien languages and languages on planet Earth.

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Love!

Hearts Sampler Embroidery Pattern detail 1

Hearts Sampler Embroidery Pattern detail 1 (Photo credit: Wendi Gratz)

I think I have told you that if you want to learn a language, well, if you just want to live a full life, you need to put some passion into what you’re doing. You cannot learn something you don’t love, and the only way to learn something is by learning how to love it.

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The Spanish people and languages

Spain was different

Spain was different (Photo credit: . SantiMB .)

Spain is a very funny country. It is by far one of the countries in the world which spends more money regarding languages, and it is by far the last country speaking a foreign language. What’s wrong with Spain?

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Rat race

English: An artist's depiction of the rat race...

English: An artist’s depiction of the rat race in reference to the work and life balance. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_race Made with following images: http://www.openclipart.org/detail/75385 http://www.openclipart.org/detail/74137 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wake up, have breakfast, go to school, go to work, go somewhere and get results, be better than the rest, be better than yourself, be better than anyone else. Get a mortgage, get a car, get a couple to raise kids, pay insurance policy, run, run, run… Aaaarrggghhh!!!!! Get me outta here!!!!!!

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The end of the job interview!

English: A Pirate Flag, Made out with Skull an...

English: A Pirate Flag, Made out with Skull and crossbones.svg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s not that I wanted to get you hooked, it is that the funny story of what happened to me in London was a bit too long for just one post, so I think it is better to split it up. Let’s see how it all ended.

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You can’t do it!

you cant see me

you cant see me (Photo credit: LINXBAS)

If you are reading this blog willing to get some advice to learn a language, I’m sure you are expecting some magic shortcut or formula. Many of you have already let me know that my articles and method can also be used for any other purpose in life, as they’re quite valid for various reasons. And what if I say you can’t do it?

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