Where Do Accents Come From?

Where Do Accents Come From?

Where do accents really come from? Why do people even have an accent? Formal language classes focus on reading and writing from the first day of class. This causes us to input what we know about reading and writing on the new language before we even hear it. That...
Learning Grammar Rules is NOT Linked to Fluency

Learning Grammar Rules is NOT Linked to Fluency

With the strong movement towards multilingualism, there has been an uprising of language teaching apps, programs and websites that promises to make you fluent in a language. And gradually, many users flock towards these new sites with the hopes of attaining this goal....
Should Languages be Taught by Native Speakers?

Should Languages be Taught by Native Speakers?

You might have heard the discussions surrounding whether or not foreign languages should be taught only by native speakers. The debate is really whether or not untrained native speakers are better than trained teachers who learned English as their second language. One...
The Truth About Online Language Tests

The Truth About Online Language Tests

So you want to know how fluent you are in Spanish (or English, or Japanese — just add your language of choice here). You’re impatient and you want to know now! So you Google “Spanish test” and you come across a ton of websites saying that you can find out...

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