Very old European Language Academy radio ad

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How long will it take me to learn a language?

Two points here: 1.  What do you mean by “learn a language”?  To get by in everyday situations, to speak it like a native, or to reach one of many different stages in between?   There’s a huge range of possible levels of competence, and a huge range in the...

How can I obtain instant/magic results in learning a language?

Somehow or other, vocabulary has to be learnt, and words have to buy cheap cialis be strung into sentences using grammar, which also has to be learnt. cheapest viagra While some courses are undoubtedly more effective than others, at the end of the day, certain bits of language have...

As an adult, can you learn a language the same way that you did as a child?

Not entirely, because children’s acquisition of generic viagra online language is closely linked to the development of their brains. Some language courses try to imitate the child’s learning processes as closely as possible, but others recognise that as adults with knowledge of one language already we can’t go back...

What’s the best way to learn a foreign language?

Many books have been written on this subject… Different people have a preference for one approach over another. While a few people seem to have the ability to learn a language from reading a book on the subject, there would probably be general agreement that it is hard to...

What does learning a language really involve?

Yesterday we kicked off our series of frequently asked questions on language learning with the question “Why is it a good idea to learn a foreign language“. Today, we cover this question. What does learning a language really involve? On a very basic level, languages have two key components:...

Language learning questions we get asked daily

At Euroasia, we get asked a lot of questions about languages and language learning. So we’ve decided to compile a list of frequently asked questions. Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be releasing one question and the corresponding answer every day. If you have a...

Hayley Westenra finds French boyfriend, learns French

News just got out that New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra has found a French boyfriend. "I have a lovely boyfriend, who I met in London," she told Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Na'vi language from Avatar: Lessons for language learners

Those of you who have seen James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar will know that Na’vi is the constructed language spoken by the fictional indigenous race (the Na’vi) on Pandora. Slates calls Na’vi the new Klingon. Aspiring Pandorans are flocking to learn Na’vi in droves. The Na’vi language was created by Paul...