College Admissions: The Benefits of Taking Latin in High School

Posted by Calder Classics on 3/17/14 9:26 AM

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The Language Tutor: Myths and Truth

Posted by Manoah Finston on 2/17/14 8:54 AM

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The Language Tutor: The Importance of Being Idiomatic

Posted by Manoah Finston on 12/25/13 8:12 AM

 

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The Language Tutor: Doubt Not the Dictionary

Posted by Manoah Finston on 11/27/13 7:22 AM

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The Language Tutor: Everyday Immersion

Posted by Sarah Woolsey on 11/20/13 8:22 AM

Studying a foreign language can be intimidating, especially looking at advanced or native speakers who seem to find it easy to pick up new grammatical concepts or vocabulary terms. Sitting in class and going through the homework might help you get the minimum grade, but if you put in a bit of extra work you can become even more comfortable in the language you’re learning. 

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Language Tutor: Tricks for Foreign Language Practice this Summer

Posted by Andrew Jungclaus on 7/30/13 7:43 AM

With only a month of summer vacation left on the calendar, most students are probably beginning to hear back on their class schedules for the coming year.  And regardless of your grade level, new language classes can be one of the most intimidating additions to the course list.  One of the easiest ways to cut down on language class stress is to head into that first day prepared, and there are plenty of painless ways to get a head start on foreign language practice. 

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Language Tutor Tells-All: What to Look for in a Language Tutor

Posted by College Corner on 10/31/12 10:24 AM

Common to all good language tutors is a lifelong passion for language instruction and dedication to making language learning possible and enjoyable for students of all types. But there are also four other key attributes that you should pursue when hiring a lanaguage tutor. 

Whether you are studying for a standardized test, preparing for an overseas trip, or writing an essay, mastering a new language can seem challenging, but with a supportive and discerning tutor helping you through the process, it doesn’t have to be.

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Language Tutor Tells-All: Which Methodology Works for You

Posted by College Corner on 10/15/12 11:58 AM

As language teachers, we know that students of foreign languages often have disparate needs. Before you sign up for a language class, be sure to familiarize yourself with the methology that works for your learning style and that correlates to your linguistic goal. 

Some students seek to learn a new language for the pure fun of it, some look to supplement a course, while others must pass a proficiency requirement for a job or degree. The first step to learning a new language is identifying which approach is best for you. B

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Language Tutor Tells-All: Reading Comprehension

Posted by College Corner on 9/7/12 2:38 PM

If you’re a language student or interested in cultivating a new language for the sake of it (awesome!), then a great way to boost your learning is to work on reading comprehension in your target language.

Take advantage of the multilingual resources at your fingertips. And I mean, quite literally, at your fingertips – the digital editions of international newspapers. Also, if you want to stay local, there are also tons of newspapers published in the United States that cater to bilingual populations. Find these daily publications around NYC or Boston to get local news in your target language.

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Language Tutor Tells-All: Listening Comprehension

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 7/9/12 3:49 PM

Dreaming of a trip to Florence…Toulouse…Shanghai…Munich….Barcelona….? Language instructors share tips & resources: 

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