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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. 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. 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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