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Tips from Online Language Tutors

Are you an online language tutor?

Then you know how difficult it can be to find students, keep students, and make a side business from your language skills.

We’d love to hear your story and tips below in this quick survey about online language tutoring.

If you know any online language tutors, please pass this along to them. Thanks!

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One of our biggest goals at Fluentli is to give our community a way to share our knowledge with others.

In our search to help you share your expertise in the languages you understand, we’ve decided to launch the next big thing for the community. Continue Reading

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learn a language and travel the worldNo doubt, the idea of learning a new language has appealed to you. (Editor’s note: Check out our curated list of content for learning a language).

For some of us, there’s just something about it that makes it a worthy pursuit, while for others, there’s a specific interest or practical reason for learning the language.

But regardless of the reason, there’s no denying that it entails a great number of benefits.

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2-runnersYou already know that physical exercise is good for your health.

It lowers your chances of contracting scary things like heart disease, diabetes and various types of cancers.

But did you know it can also make you a better language learner?

Physical exercise can make you smarter, more creative and it improves your memory.

Sounds too good to be true?

Well, a bunch of research confirms the validity of these claims.

In fact, if you’re stuck in your language learning, moving your body just might be the boost you are looking for. Continue Reading

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2 Ways for Language Learners to Maximize Conversation PracticeYou’ve probably had the experience of asking people to correct you as you’re learning a new language only to regret it. Why? Because people either don’t correct you at all or they overburden you with so many corrections you find your head spinning instead of absorbing the lessons. 

How to over come this? Continue Reading

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memorize "goal" in ChineseAccording to a study conducted by the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin in 2007, fully one-third of British people under the age of 50 cannot remember their own phone number. And if I asked you to tell me with absolute certainty whether the red light is at the top or the bottom of a traffic light, chances are you would probably have a hard time to answer that as well, even though you’ve seen traffic lights thousands of times in your lifetime.

Yet, today I will make what may sound like a shocking revelation to some of you: even “average” memories are remarkably powerful if used properly, and yes, that includes yours. Continue Reading

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fluentli and learn communitiesThe Fluentli community has really been growing over the last few months. It’s actually tripled thanks to all of the great questions and answers you’ve shared.

With so many new faces coming in, it would be really fun to give ourselves more outlets to meet each other, share cultural tid-bits, and continue to help with language questions as they come up in your studies.

So I’m extremely happy today to announce that Fluentli has welcomed in a new Community Manager, Francesco, to guide us as a community as a new chapter of the Fluenti story begins. Continue Reading

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brazil world cup 2014Seems like yesterday that it was announced, but it’s already 2014 and the Brazil World Cup is just a couple of weeks away!

The excitement is already building, but before total madness ensues, I thought it’d be fun to get the community involved in a World Cup project. Continue Reading

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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. Continue Reading

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Benny Lewis's book Fluent in 3 MonthsBenny Lewis has just released his book Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World.

In his opening chapter, Benny offers us a great collection of insights that will help all aspiring language learners complete the all important first step.

This may come as a surprise to you, but the first step is not about best methods or finding the right course.

Before telling you what it is, let me tell you a recent story of mine.

I think from this example you’ll be able to guess what the first step is. Continue Reading

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