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The Russian language is wonderful if you're travelling through a country like Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and of course Russia itself! Overall, there are about 250 million Russophones spread over East Europe and Central Asia. No doubt, you'll find plenty of places there that are more than worth visiting. If you're
It’s more fun—and probably more memorable—to read classic Japanese books containing fables, folktales, and legends when learning Japanese than it is to stick strictly with textbooks. Let’s step away from those workbooks for a while and add some of these Japanese books containing well-known folktales to
One of the best ways to learn Portuguese is by having conversations. It can be difficult to pick up a new language without practice in speaking it- as conversation can work to empower learning, build relationships, and cultivate connections with fluent speakers. Once you have begun to learn Portuguese pronounciation
The Korean drama craze is sweeping the globe and streaming sites like Netflix and with good reason. K-dramas are full of intense emotions about various, relatable topics. They often offer more exciting plots than the romantic storylines of their western counterparts, and super fans are obsessed with the actors and
As a Mandarin learner, handwriting Chinese characters can be intimidating. Modern technology makes it easy to avoid manually writing out words, but penmanship remains a skill that is important to your learning. Script may not be necessarily useful to your day-to-day, but it helps you develop an understanding of Chinese
Travel in Japan is the ultimate goal of many Japanese students. Not only is it a fascinating and eye-opening experience; it’s a great opportunity to practice using basic Japanese words and basic Japanese phrases in a setting other than the classroom. Having a selection of basic Japanese phrases ready