Author: Zach

Rhinospike Helps You Get Text Read Aloud by Native Speakers

A reader named John suggested awhile ago that I check out this free website service called Rhinospike. It’s been around for some time but I had no idea about it sadly. I wish I did though. There have been plenty of times when I’m talking with one of my friends, practicing Spanish and then they end up telling me that I’m pronouncing a word wrong (or lots of words). It’s invaluable to get the feedback and learn how to pronounce the word(s) correctly. The problem is that we don’t have natives or friends around to correct us all the...

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Interview with Ben Henschke from Dig Into English

Hello everyone! I’m going to be starting an interview series with polyglots, and other people in the community. For now, I can only do text interviews, but expect video ones later. For our first interviewee ever, we have with us Ben Henschke from DigIntoEnglish.com. Ben hosts really awesome podcasts to help people learn natural English expressions and improve their vocabulary. He speaks and is still learning, Japanese, German, French and Korean. …Interview starts below… Zach: First off, I just want to say thanks for taking the time out to do this interview. Can you start off by telling us...

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Its OK to Mess Up

Have you ever attempted to talk to someone in another language, but decided against it because you didn’t want to mess up? Maybe you did try, but were too embarrassed or even scared to continue? I personally, have experienced this many times when trying to talk Spanish to my Mexican acquaintances. Some times I wouldn’t even attempt to talk to them and other times I would try, but stop because I felt awkward or felt I wasn’t saying things right. I’m still working on it, but these are some of things I’ve found to be true and help me...

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The Best Language Learning Apps You’ll Ever Find

Looking for the best language learning apps out there? Well, I compiled a list just for you. Here are, in my opinion, some of the top ones you will find. All available for Android, iOS, and your own computer. Duolingo My favorite app on the list is this. Duolingo is a free language learning app where you translate real content from blogs, websites, etc. to your language. The premise is that you are helping to translate the web by learning a language at the same time. Other people can rate your translation as well to make sure it’s the...

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How To Get Rid Of Your Accent Using Shadowing and The Mimic Method

So, you must be here because you don’t want to have that accent anymore. Maybe you’ve heard that you’ll always have an accent and that you have to be born a native to speak without one. Nope. There are many people out there that can speak completely without an accent and some have never even set foot in the country. My Spanish speaking aunt being a good example. All her Spanish friends say she doesn’t have an accent. When I hear her and the natives speak, she really does sound the same. The techniques that I want to talk...

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