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The best ways to learn a foreign language

The best ways to learn a foreign language

English | Français | Italiano There is no right or wrong way to learn a foreign language. We all learn in different ways and for you to be able to learn something as complicated as a foreign language, in as fast and efficient a manner possible, your most effective learning will be down to the techniques that work in the most powerful way for you. However, the following ideas give new learners some great options and insights into some of the alternative techniques and tools at our disposal; those…

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How can I be a good language exchange partner

How can I be a good language exchange partner

You’ve found yourself a practise partner willing to share the journey in building your mutual 2nd language conversation skills, but what can you do to offer them the best possible experience and get it all back by return? Here are a few pointers we believe will make you a standout language exchange partner. Find a partner at the same level as youThis should be a no-brainer. To help each other progress at a similar rate, ideally, you should both be setting off from the same starting point. This m…

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How does a language exchange work?

How does a language exchange work?

What is a language exchange?A language exchange is a situation where 2 or more people of different nationalities regularly connect to practise speaking each other’s language, with a view to progressing their skills to each other’s mutual benefit. Depending on where you live, and your available resources, you can do this face-to-face, over the phone, or as it’s becoming increasingly popular, you can carry out your practise online using one of the many different video messaging apps. Why should I…

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How to practise with a language partner

How to practise with a language partner

English | Français | Italiano So, you’ve found someone willing to practise with you, sharing the mutual interest of helping each other progress in your chosen languages and at a similar level. You’ve arranged when you’re going to meet up (in the flesh or online) and how long you’re going to practise. All the basics are taken care of, you’re chomping at the bit and raring to get stuck in; so what are you going to talk about and how? During your practiseFor your practise to flow naturally, it’s im…

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How to find a language exchange partner

How to find a language exchange partner

What is a language exchange partner?When learning a foreign language one of the hardest parts, and often the most sought after skill of the process, is being able to speak with others fluently. You can only learn so much from textbooks and language theory. Video lessons and internet courses can provide additional media and help with pronunciation and the nuances of a foreign language, but the best way to learn to speak a foreign language is to hold regular conversations with a native of your cho…

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