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34 experts offer their tips for how to speak English fluently

34 experts offer their tips for how to speak English fluently | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
What does it take to become fluent in English? 34 renowned English learning specialists share their #1 tips for achieving English fluency.
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Good tips, and most of them apply to learning any foreign language - not just English!

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"The Internet is teeming with suggestions, instructions, and procedures for how to speak fluent English. It’s overwhelming for learners and teachers to try to make sense of it all."

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Why You Need More Than Words For Language Fluency

Why You Need More Than Words For Language Fluency | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
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Yes, learning vocabulary is necessary, but not enough if you want to really SPEAK a language....
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Love in a Second Language

Love in a Second Language | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
An interview with Lauren Collins, author of "When in French: Love in a second language" about life, love and language.
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10 Top Ways to Increase your Life Expectancy

10 Top Ways to Increase your Life Expectancy | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Take a look at these top ten ways that will help ensure your well-being as you age.
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yes, we are firm believers in language learning
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edtechdigest.com

© 2010-2016 EdTech Digest.
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A little away from our field, but an interesting approach for kids to "love math"....
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A Mouthful of the Italian Language (Part 1)

A Mouthful of the Italian Language (Part 1) | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
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Hmm, some wonderful Italian Mouthfuls....
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Mispronouncing Porsche; Proofs You Actually Said The Brand Wrong Ever Since

Mispronouncing Porsche; Proofs You Actually Said The Brand Wrong Ever Since | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Details on some proofs that people are actually mispronouncing Porsche since.
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Will this matter to non-German speaking Porsche drivers?
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edtechdigest.com

edtechdigest.com | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
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Always appreciate it when gamesforlanguage get listed, especially  in a well know magazine like edtechdigest.com!
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10 Spanish Sentences You Need To Know - Spanish - learning article

10 Spanish Sentences You Need To Know - Spanish - learning article | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
italki is a language learning social network that connects students and language teachers. You can find language exchange partners, practice speaking a foreign language, ask questions, find free online language resources, and get help from an international community of language learners.
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Yes, these Spanish sentences are good to know!
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50 fastest growing online jobs, report indicates creatives in top 10

50 fastest growing online jobs, report indicates creatives in top 10 | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Freelancer.com has just released its quarterly report on the top 50 fastest growing online jobs for Q3 2016. The report highlights that creative industries are fully embracing the freelancer platform, with creative projects making up 50% of the top 1
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More jobs requiring German language skills! Practice with gamesforlanguage for free and listen to our podcasts!
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Germanic languages and main dialect groups in... - Maps on the Web

Germanic languages and main dialect groups in... - Maps on the Web | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Germanic languages and main dialect groups in Europe.
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Interesting map of Germanic languages, however, it does not show the pockets of German speaking regions in Italy (South Tyrol), Romania, Poland, etc.
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Remembering the Dead in the Italian Language

Remembering the Dead in the Italian Language | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Italy’s cimiteri (cemeteries) come alive on November 2 (All Souls’ Day), which la Chiesa cattolica (the Catholic church) dedicates alla commemorazione dei defunti (to the commemoration of the deceased). Many Italians travel to their home towns to place fiori, soprattutto crisantemi, e lumini (flowers, especially crysanthemums, and small lights) on the graves of i parenti scomparsi (departed relatives).
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A little late for All Saint's day, but still a gem for Italian Lovers: A wonderful reading of Cesare Pavese's poem by Vittorio Gassman.
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Spanish Language Books Update, November 2016

Spanish Language Books Update, November 2016 | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Highlights of new Spanish-language titles publishing in the U.S. through December 2016.
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If you can read Spanish, there should be some books for you...
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10 Ancient Languages With Unknown Origins - Listverse

10 Ancient Languages With Unknown Origins - Listverse | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Languages can provide us with a great deal of knowledge about a society’s culture, way of life, evolution, and even their migration patterns. They have giv
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I did not know some of these languages...
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10 iOS Apps to Learn German Language For Free | Tuluzz.com

10 iOS Apps to Learn German Language For Free | Tuluzz.com | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Learning German? Here are 10 best iOS Apps to learn German Online for free on your iPhone and improve your foreign language skills.
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An excellent list of German language apps. We'd just add Mosalingua and have to point out that the Gamesforlanguage German 1 and 2 courses and German Quick Games can all be played online for free as well!
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How learning a new language improves tolerance

How learning a new language improves tolerance | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
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Tolerance may be more important than ever ...
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The place where migrants get free language lessons - SWI swissinfo.ch

The place where migrants get free language lessons - SWI swissinfo.ch | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Learning the local language is key to integration of immigrants. Should the state pick up the tab, as they're doing in one part of Switzerland?
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German or Swiss-German?
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Government stays out of language row - SWI swissinfo.ch

Government stays out of language row - SWI swissinfo.ch | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
The Swiss government says it will not force primary schools to teach the national language of French by law.
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Even (or especially?) in Switzerland the discussion about the optimum language policy continues...
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The Effects of Gamification - GroundReport

The Effects of Gamification - GroundReport | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
If you play any game now be it on your phone or on your desktop, in-game mementos such as trophies, badges and special edition skins are commonplace. “Achievement unlocked” is no stranger to the world of gaming. Not to mention the holy trinity of “points, badges and leaderboards.” The real question is why does this feature work? …
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How To Speak A Foreign Language Without An Accent

How To Speak A Foreign Language Without An Accent | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Listening to how native speakers pronounce words, letters, even phrases helped me with the second change I made, which was to mimic what I heard native speakers
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Great Post! And when you do. you'll also be able to distinguish between the different dialects...
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German TV | Geschichte für Anfänger #1 | Deutsch lernen

Geschichten, die helfen Deutsch zu lernen. Geschichten zur Erweiterung des Wortschatzes. Niveau A1-A2 Mehr : https://goo.gl/cJpeDX Folgen Sie uns auf Socia
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A great way for German learners to listen to and read a story - and improve your German!
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Learning Should Be Fun: Gaming for Adult Learners

Learning Should Be Fun: Gaming for Adult Learners | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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The Best Dictionary Apps All Language Learners and Wordsmiths Must Have on their iPhone

The Best Dictionary Apps All Language Learners and Wordsmiths Must Have on their iPhone | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
It is often said that in today’s day and age, lifelong learning is more important than ever due to the constantly and rapidly changing trends and circumstances,
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yes, we are using these all the time!
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Nazi Language Increasingly Common In Germany’s Discussion Of Refugee Crisis

Nazi Language Increasingly Common In Germany’s Discussion Of Refugee Crisis | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
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That's why watching the language of our politicians is so important....
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How to explain linguistics to your friends and family this holiday season

How to explain linguistics to your friends and family this holiday season | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
How to explain linguistics to your friends and family this holiday season allthingslinguistic: “ This time of year often involves leaving the cozy sanctuary of your linguistics departmen
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Well, if that's what you want to talk about:  Now you have some pointers! 
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French boat sank in Devon harbour due to 'language difficulties' - BBC News

French boat sank in Devon harbour due to 'language difficulties' - BBC News | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
A French fishing trawler sank after taking refuge in a Devon harbour because of "language difficulties", a report reveals.
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Hmm, learning the language basics of the ports you enter may not be a bad idea.... 
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