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What are the hardest languages to learn?

What are the hardest languages to learn? | Second Language | Scoop.it
Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.
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12 Funny Restaurant Names - ODDEE

12 Funny Restaurant Names - ODDEE | Second Language | Scoop.it
From Thai Tanic to Bread Zeppelin, these pun-tastic restaurant names will leave you hungry for more laughs.
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11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance

The mind/body connection can be incredibly powerful. Here's how to use your body to your intellectual and emotional advantage.
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Guanajuato será la Capital Iberoamericana de la Gastronomía 2015

Guanajuato será la Capital Iberoamericana de la Gastronomía 2015 | Second Language | Scoop.it
El gobierno de Guanajuato y la Academia Iberoamericana de Gastronomía firmaron en Madrid, España, el acuerdo para el programa que desarrollará la entidad Capital Iberoamericana de la Cultura Gastronómica 2015.  El documento fue firmado en la Embajada de México en España, por el secretario de Turismo de
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10 More Problems Only a Language Lover Will Understand | Language News

10 More Problems Only a Language Lover Will Understand | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
You're not alone, language learners. We understand these 10 language learning problems just as well as you do.
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Want to make your brain work a little faster...? Learn a second language! • The Raw Food World News

Want to make your brain work a little faster...? Learn a second language! • The Raw Food World News | Second Language | Scoop.it
And now current research tells us that learning a second language can actually make our brains work a little bit faster!
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El Estado mexicano de Guanajuato, invitado al Concurso de Tapas de Valladolid

El Estado mexicano de Guanajuato, invitado al Concurso de Tapas de Valladolid | Second Language | Scoop.it
El Estado mexicano de Guanajuato será invitado de honor al 10 concurso nacional de pinchos y tapas de Valladolid, que se celebra del 31 de octubre al 9 de noviembre próximos, según ha proclamado hoy el ayuntamiento vallisoletano (centro).. Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Gastronomía, restaurantes y cocina en lainformacion.com
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How Do Kissing, Snoring And Other Things Sound In Different Languages?

How Do Kissing, Snoring And Other Things Sound In Different Languages? | Second Language | Scoop.it
Some time ago we shared a collection of posters showing
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'Coloreitor': la cultura antiestrés de colorear para adultos llega a España de la mano de Forges - 20minutos.es

'Coloreitor': la cultura antiestrés de colorear para adultos llega a España de la mano de Forges - 20minutos.es | Second Language | Scoop.it
"Colorear lleva a la quietud y al orden mental", explica Forges, pionero en nuestro país en el 'coloreo' de adultos con su recién publicada obra 'Coloreitor'. Desestresante y relajante, el fenómeno es un éxito en Europa: en Francia cinco de estos libros figuran entre los más vendidos, y Reino Unido le sigue muy de cerca. El psiquiatra Luis Rojas-Marcos señala el importante poder tranquilizador de esta técnica: "Nos aparta y nos alivia del estrés que nos abruma".
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Memorama de refranes del Chapulín colorado

Memorama de refranes del Chapulín colorado | Second Language | Scoop.it
Jesús González Molina de la Escuela Primaria Vicente Guerrero, desde Los Placeres del Oro, Guerrero, México, nos remite en ésta ocasión un memorama (juego para emparejar cartas) de refranes del Cha...
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Beyond the big three: French, German and Spanish aren't the only languages that matter

Beyond the big three: French, German and Spanish aren't the only languages that matter | Second Language | Scoop.it
The shortage of foreign language skills in the UK is now a permanent preoccupation, with some sources placing the estimated cost of the deficit as high as £48 billion a year. Britons are now seen as a…
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How High School Spanish Class Changed My Life | Language News

How High School Spanish Class Changed My Life | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
An avid Spanish learner reflects on how his high school language class changed with life.
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Brain imaging proves second language learners can process language to nativelike levels

Brain imaging proves second language learners can process language to nativelike levels | Second Language | Scoop.it
With enough practice, some learners of a second language can process their new language as well as native speakers, research at the University of Kansas shows.
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“Hey Kids!”: Learning a Language With Your Children | Language News

“Hey Kids!”: Learning a Language With Your Children | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Learn about the benefits of learning a foreign language with your children.
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People who speak two languages have more efficient brains, study says

People who speak two languages have more efficient brains, study says | Second Language | Scoop.it
Bilingual people require less brain power to complete tasks compared to people who speak only one language, suggests new research published in the journal Brain and Language.
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Idioms of the World Project | Language News

Idioms of the World Project | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Matt Lindley and Marcus Oakley join forces to create beautiful visual representations of some of their favorite foreign language idioms.
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6 Ways Bilingualism Can Further Your Career | Language News

6 Ways Bilingualism Can Further Your Career | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Learn about six unique ways bilingualism can advance your career.
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How to say Thank You in 50 languages - WORLD OF WANDERLUST

How to say Thank You in 50 languages - WORLD OF WANDERLUST | Second Language | Scoop.it
Surviving in a country where English is not widely spoken (and you don’t speak the language) can...
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Why Language Learning is a Daily Commitment | Language News

Why Language Learning is a Daily Commitment | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
A brief but productive 15-30 minutes of study every single day is all you need to learn a language.
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Can Language Learning Help You Achieve Your Dreams?

Can Language Learning Help You Achieve Your Dreams? | Second Language | Scoop.it
Learning a language can do so much for us both personally and professionally, so let's learn languages. But first, let's think about how learning a language will help us achieve our life goals....
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18 Ways to Send the Right Message With Body Language

Set yourself up for success by using nonverbal communication to your advantage.
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Get your tongue round German to master speaking English

Get your tongue round German to master speaking English | Second Language | Scoop.it
It has become commonplace to hear that English is now a sort of “global” language, or lingua franca. Although this might be partly true, is it right to draw the conclusion that native speakers of English…
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29 de septiembre: Día Mundial de la Tapa

29 de septiembre: Día Mundial de la Tapa | Second Language | Scoop.it
La enseña gastronómica de España por excelencia ya tiene su día grande; el Día Mundial de la Tapa, que se celebra cada 29 de septiembre, desde hace dos años y que tiene como objetivo valorizar la seña de identidad gastronómica reconocida mundialmente en todas las latitudes del planeta, la tapa
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My Favorite Spanish Words

My Favorite Spanish Words | Second Language | Scoop.it
My eight favorite Spanish words, illustrated with funny GIFs. These unique words offer a window into the Spanish mindset.
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7 Tips for Hanging on to That Hard-Learned Second Language | Language News

7 Tips for Hanging on to That Hard-Learned Second Language | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Afraid of forgetting the language you worked so hard to learn? Here are 7 ways to maintain it over time, even when you're not actively learning it.
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