foreign language learning

Tracy Lee Karner

How to win friends, influence Europeans and learn German (or French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian…)

When I ┬áinvest in a relationship with a person who speaks a different language, I’m forced to communicate and motivated to learn that language better. It works. Combine the pen-pal concept with collaborative learning methodology and call it e-tandem. You get matched up with a native-speaker of the language you want to study, a person …

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Tracy Lee Karner

How to win friends, influence Europeans and learn German (or French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian…)

When I ┬áinvest in a relationship with a person who speaks a different language, I’m forced to communicate and motivated to learn that language better. It works. Combine the pen-pal concept with collaborative learning methodology and call it e-tandem. You get matched up with a native-speaker of the language you want to study, a person …

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How to Learn a Foreign Language: I became a Spanish orphan

I’ve been thinking about how we become the people we are. Becoming is a theme I like to explore… I wrote a memoir about becoming a writer. And I’m always becoming something new. These days I’m working on becoming someone who understands multiple languages (or tries to). I wonder where and how my fascination with …

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