Posts Categorized: Language Tools

Language Learning

By Elizabeth Gregory I have studied 3 foreign languages, taught 2 languages, and have also participated in immersion programs for 2 different languages. For Spanish, I took 6 years of classroom instruction here in the US and spent one semester in Spain in an immersion program. I can honestly say that I learned more in… Read more »

Second Language Acquisition

By Elizabeth Gregory Just a quick comment about Michele's blog from yesterday…those of you who are unable to travel abroad to try these soft drinks can also try many of them and more at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. When I was there, I got a tasting cup and could go to a ton… Read more »

French Used In English

By Elizabeth Gregory Think you don't know a lick of French? Think again. The English language is chock full of French words and expressions that we all use on a regular basis, often times without a second thought. They have become so commonplace that nobody really questions their meaning…unless someone butchers the spelling of one… Read more »

Review: Living Language

To be honest, I have a real love for languages but no real time to learn them. I can say a few things in a few languages, but nothing would really get me by if I found myself in a foreign country. I took Italian in high school, and while I'm not fluent, I can… Read more »

Choosing a Foreign Language Dictionary

Many times, language participants ask which is the best dictionary to buy for their target language. With so many choices out there and with everyone having a personal favorite to recommend, how do you know what the best choice is for you? First, you need to assess your current level in the target language, be… Read more »

Arabic Language Learning

In Arabic, the written form is substantially different from the spoken…to the point that it justifies learning it on its own. FusHa is the formal/written medium of Arabic, rarely spoken but commonly used in literature, historical manuscripts, government documentation, and religious or ceremonial contexts. The two types of FusHa are called Classical and Modern Standard… Read more »