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What You Need To Learn a New Language

Apps, textbooks, and tutors will definitely form the basis of your language study. However, without the right frame of mind, it will be hard to actually design and follow through with your study plan. Here are some …

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10 Hawaiian Words Everyone Should Know

Going to Hawaii? One thing I found really interesting about my trip to Hawaii was that nearly every local, regardless of their heritage or proficiency in the Hawaiian language, would frequently use Hawaiian words. Even more interesting, …

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The Languages Of Hawaii

Since my husband and I live in Korea, and my parents and sister live in California, this Christmas we decided to convene smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on an American island called Hawaii (or, …

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Fascinating! Btw, language-learning goals can be results-oriented (pass the HSK) or habit-oriented (maintain a streak).

I'm better with the former (can never maintain a streak) but I know many people for whom streaks are far more motivating.

Which one works better for you?

Ali Abouelatta @abouelatta_ali

This is one of the 🤯🤯🤯 experiments we ran on the Duolingo Retention team :

If my @obe_fitness instructor can pronounce all of the syllables in Sara Maria in the middle of a cardio workout, then the rest of y’all have absolutely no excuse 🧐

Self-Study Starter Kit: Mandarin Chinese

Want to learn Mandarin? You’re not alone. In the last decade the number of English speakers studying Mandarin has skyrocketed as China grows in prominence, and as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan claim their rightful places on …

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Self-Study Starter Kit: Korean

Want to learn Korean? Fascinated by its legendary grammar, or just want to understand BTS and BlackPink? Even if you’re just here for the k-pop, you can definitely study Korean on your own. Here’s your free starter …

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