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The Good Power of Official Language Exams

The Good Power of Official Language Exams

Wiktor K. March 13, 2015 Comments Off

Language learners have regularly been told (also by me) to do what they love, use the language in an enjoyable way and to aim for foreign languages that motivate them to meet people. This

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4 Things To Learn From Mark Zuckerberg Speaking Mandarin

4 Things To Learn From Mark Zuckerberg Speaking Mandarin

Wiktor K. October 23, 2014 Comments Off

Mark Zuckerberg did something I admire today. I choose to write about it here for two reasons: it’s about courage and it’s about language learning. SAVE 50% on my e-learning course Ebook download –

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The Multilingual Is The Political: How Language Learners Can Make a Difference

The Multilingual Is The Political: How Language Learners Can Make a Difference

Wiktor K. May 26, 2014 4

There is no way I could write a different post today. The election results made me angry, frustrated and motivated at the same time. The thing I know best – foreign languages – turns

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English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

Wiktor K. May 24, 2014 Comments Off

Bilingual motivations have evolved, as foreign languages became more and more mainstream things to do and use. With some languages, though, curious side effects can be seen. This post is a curious look at

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How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

Wiktor K. March 11, 2014 7

Every time someone claims to have found a new method for learning a language, I pause and listen intently. It’s not unusual to discover something useful and really effective by paying attention to language

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3 Free Tools to Build Up Your Motivation For Language Study

3 Free Tools to Build Up Your Motivation For Language Study

Wiktor K. January 12, 2014 1

  You know how it goes. Halfway into January, and your New Year’s resolutions don’t look that flashy any more – what seemed to be a good and useful plan turns into a pile

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