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TED TALK: Four Reasons to Learn a New Language

LEARNING SPANISH WITH ONLINE SPANISH LESSONS   There is a worthwhile  Ted Talk given by linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter that has been making the rounds recently. In a 10 minute whirlwind of ideas,  McWhorter

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Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Fans of Wired magazine might have caught science writer Lizzie Wade’s article last month Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain where she recounts how she experienced “momentary aphasia” upon returning from a stint studying

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Narcos and Spanish

Brazilian actor Wagner Moura had a great, though unusual, reason to learn Spanish: he had been cast to portray the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series Narcos. According to Moura, his first thought

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The Hardest Part of Learning Spanish

The language teacher stands in front of an auditorium full of Spanish students and asks: What´s the hardest part about learning Spanish?  “The subjunctive mood”, shouts one.  “No, No, No..  it´s the application of gender”, hollers

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Migrant Mouse

Expats Drowning in the Ocean of Opportunity

Let me share a fable I heard years ago from a Peruvian English teacher who was trying to stimulate her young students to take their studies seriously.   The fable tells of how a young Peruvian mouse

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Want to slow aging? Learn Spanish!

Can learning Spanish online help keep you younger?  Well, it´s common sense that learning a foreign language will exercise your brain and help keep you mentally agile – we all intuitively know that – but isn´t

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