For our Nihongo-ers: An overview of Japanese verb inflection — one area of Japanese grammar that is remarkable for its clarity and regularity.Read More
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In this first post in our “Korean Pronunciation Tips” series, I share a few essential things to know about learning the pronunciation of Korean consonants.
Tips for mastering the sound system of Mandarin Chinese by understanding one of the fundamental divisions of the Mandarin syllable: 韻母 yùnmǔ ‘the rhyme’.Read More
Highlights from our learning- and fun-packed Spanish Immersion Camp this summer.Read More
A cross-linguistic look at “More-Than Words": two or more words that have become smooshed together so thoroughly that speakers stop perceiving them as distinct words.Read More
A closer look at several common English phrasal verbs. These can be very tricky for learners of English because sometimes their meanings are very unexpected!
Why French spelling is regular (if complicated) -- demystifying the French Connection between orthography and sound.Read More
A close look at the 4 cases of German (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive), what they mean, and how they are used.Read More
My story recounts my experiences with learning French and Spanish. My love of Spanish fueled my love of learning and led me to the field of linguistics and language teaching.Read More
Simplified Characters: a survey of the various pathways from Traditional to Simplified character forms.Read More
A short tour through the French-derived English lexicon. The French language has had a huge influence on English and many words of French origin have made their way into the English language!Read More
The story of my encounters with various languages. My early experience with European languages paved the way for a fascination with how language works and with using modern speech forms to reconstruct the past.Read More
This is the story of my language-learning journey with Korean and how I became a linguist. Languages and linguistics have played a huge role in my life and are my two greatest passions today.Read More
How Chinese characters are put together and how to simplify the task of recognizing and writing them.Read More
Our team’s top tips for a successful language-learning journey!Read More