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Learn a Language You Love, and Love a Language to Learn

language learning spotlightWith so many potential languages to learn, how do you know which one is right for you?

There are lots of tips in our Language Learning Guide, but most people choose a language which is also part of a history or a culture that fascinates them.

While you most likely have quite a bit of knowledge about some cultures, there are probably many cultures out there that you know very little about.

Learning about a new culture might even spark an interest you didn’t know you had to learn a language.

That’s why we’ll be diving into one language a month with an member of our community in a new series starting next week.

Introducing the Language Spotlight Series

To learn a language fluently, you’ve got to see it as more than a list of vocabulary words and verb conjugations that need to be memorized.

We want to help people connect with a place and the people who speak a language so that they have something to latch on to when the going gets tough with learning.

Once a month, we’ll work with a native speaking member of our community to create a language spotlight.

Here’s what we’re thinking to cover in each post:

  • A brief background of the language
  • Some cultural insights
  • Popular movies, books, and music in that language
  • Free beginner level learning resources created by those from our community

Each post may vary a little bit based on the language, but each post will have these basic elements.

Making it a Conversation with #LanguagePlus

Use the hashtag #LanguagePlus to talk more about specific language spotlights with others. If you know something about a culture, jump on your favorite social network and use the hashtag. If you want to find out more about a culture, you can use the hashtag to ask others who can give you some insights.

What do you think?

Is there anything else you’d like to see in a language spotlight post? Please let us know in the comments!