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Celeb Inspiration: Tina Fey Speaks German

March 2, 2012

German Music to Get You in the Mindset

February 28, 2012

Andy Warhol's Beethoven

Since I put together some French sounds to get you in the mood for learning, I figured German language learners should have a chance as well. You won’t find any beer fest music here, but you will find a lovely array of German artists that span a few centuries. Read more…

Celeb Inspiration: Hugh Jackman Speaks French

February 3, 2012

Getting in the Mood for Learning

February 1, 2012

Edith Piaf artwork by Yumnu

Taking on a language is not easy at all and being motivated for every study session is impossible no matter what some hyper-anal type-A personalities might say.  However, sometimes a bit of music can set the mood just right and get you back into the groove. Read more…

Foreign Language and the Bigger Brain

January 30, 2012

Amelie reading in her bed

Okay, maybe not bigger, but definitely sharper.  We’re talking sharp enough to stab, slice and filet any intellectual opponent who dares challenge your supremacy.  Well.  At the very least we’re talking a brain that’s bigger, better, faster and stronger.  Healthy enough to possibly outrun the onset of Alzheimer’s.  Read more…

Celeb Inspiration: Tim Curry Speaks French

January 27, 2012

Vicarious Living Through Ex-Pats: France

January 25, 2012

Girl in Paris looking at the Eiffel Tower

There are quite a few ex-pat blogs out there, but one that I really like is ‘A Life in Translation.’  I like that it’s real and doesn’t hide the crappy experiences of living abroad.  American author Jamie doesn’t update much on her life in Paris, but when she does its funny, entertaining and let’s you in, via a tiny peephole, on the glorious, the horrendous and the hideous of life in a strange country. Read more…