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Why Should I Learn a Foreign Language?

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More and more software programs, electronic devices, and websites devoted to foreign languages are being developed daily. Why all the excitement? Why would YOU want to learn a foreign language? Job Advancement – Get the Competitive Edge Many large corporations and government agencies have positions requiring a second language. In a country like Canada, which is officially bilingual, someone who …

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Understand American Money

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Dear ESL Student, The American money system is logical and very easy to use. It is based on the dollar ($1.00), on which all cash and coins are dependent. There are 100 cents in a dollar. Coins are parts of one dollar, for example: a quarter ($0.25) is 1/4 of a dollar, a dime ($0.10) is 1/10th of a dollar, …

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Researchers Find Movies Key To Learning a New Language

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Mastering a second language just got easier. Specialized movies have blended entertainment and reading to create an enjoyable, yet effective way to learn. How is this so? It’s possible thanks to the “natural approach.” Developed by Stephen Kashen, a linguistics expert, the natural approach is a philosophy that people can learn a second language naturally if input is enjoyable, relaxed, …

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Quickly Learn A Language By Thinking In It

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It can be tedious to learn a language. There will always be a certain amount of rote memorization required. However, there are also many little techniques for more easily learning a language. Labeling things around the house in the language you want to learn comes to mind. Listening to tapes while in the car is another. Then there is a …

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Movies: The Natural Way To Learn a Language

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Have you ever wondered how it is possible that you can speak your native language so easily? When you want to express something, correct phrases and sentences just come to you. Most of this process is unconscious. Stephen Krashen, a professor at the University of Southern California and a linguistics expert, has developed a hypothesis to explain how this is …