Is it "social distance" or "physical distance?" What's the difference and why does it matter to language and culture learners?
We Live in Different Worlds
How does a student of language enter another culture? It takes more than classroom experience.
How to Learn a Language, Part 2
How to Work Hard
Working hard is vital to effective language learning—but you have to know how to work hard.
How to Learn a Language, Part 1
Criteria for Success
What is essential for successful language learning?
Language vs. Attitude
If you intend to live and work in China, France, or wherever, check your attitude. With an attitude of acceptance, participation, immersion, you will not only develop meaningful relationships, but language acquisition will be enhanced.
Out of the Fog
A Review of ACTFL Language Proficiency Tests
If you need an accurate assessment of what you can do in a language—and every language learner does—then the ACTFL offers one of the best options.
Mastering Mandarin Pronunciation
A New Resource
You can learn to pronounce Mandarin accurately!