The best articles on August 2016 about languages

A little bit late, but here are the articles I enjoyed reading on August!


What ISIS, the CIA, and the Mormons have in common? Languages! – Loving Language

The title of the article asks a question and answer immediately. Read in this article how completely different institutions use languages as a method of recruitment.

Learning a foreign language is like dating: it spurs anxiety – PsychologyToday
Continue reading

The best articles on July 2016 about languages

For me, the month of July brought the best news in the world of language learning. To watch TV series or movies in original version can help in the listening understanding. I already explained how I learned English watching TV and how I use films and series to learn a new language and finally a small research shows evidence that it is possible to use television to help language learning!


Not a myth: to watch series or films in original version helps language learning – ThinkBig

[Article in Spanish] – The best news of July for me! According to the research from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, to watch a series in original version with English subtitles or without subtitles helped students from intermediate level to understand the language better. Continue reading

The best articles on June 2016 about languages

Read scientific, funny and interesting articles about languages that were published on the web in the last month.


Language of Terror vs. Loving Language – Loving Language

A simple but interesting article showing how the Somali community in Minneapolis is portrayed by the media and the perception of the author on this same community. A great text showing how one approach and intent result in a different experience. The reporter only sought the affirmation of his own point of view, but the author sought to know the people, their culture and language. Continue reading

The best articles of May 2016 about languages

Every month I’ll put here interesting articles I read on other websites and newspapers about languages and language learning.


Short-term language learning aids mental agility, study suggests – ScienceDaily

Another study shows us how learning a language can be beneficial to the brain, in just one week.

The languages the world is trying to learn, according to Duolingo – Quartz

Check a map which are the most popular languages of Duolingo application by country and find out why in Sweden the most popular language is Swedish. Continue reading