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  • 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Studying a Foreign Language

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    Speaking a second, third or even more languages is a common skill in the international development sector. Living in different countries provides ample opportunity for learning a new language, and those interested in this line of work tend to also be the kind of people attracted to foreign language study. [caption id=”attachment_1357″ align=”alignright” width=”616″] Hiring trends are changing and professionals …

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  • Being bilingual can keep your brain young, sharp

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    [caption id=”attachment_1191″ align=”alignright” width=”393″] New research finds that the brains of people who are bilingual work more efficiently.[/caption] John Secor, professor of French at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, has been speaking two languages since he was a small boy in Canada. He’s also a musician and singer and when he’s playing with a group, he finds he’s better …

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  • Tricks for Becoming Fluent in a Foreign Language

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    Speak the Language: A State Department staffer reveals his tricks for becoming fluent fast I never had a French nanny. There were no Chinese-language charter schools when I was growing up in Rhode Island in the ’80s. My family may have come from Russia a century ago, but I heard nary a “do svidanya” from my parents. So how on …

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