COMPASS BLOG

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3 Advantages to Language Learning as an Adult

It’s common knowledge that children have a remarkable aptitude for picking up foreign languages, absorbing new sounds, phrases, and modes of speech quickly and—seemingly—with considerably less effort than adults.

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Top Ten Foreign Languages Spoken in the U.S.

Can you guess the top languages spoken in the so-called “melting pot” of the world? A quick glance at the most popular languages in the U.S., besides English, illustrates the nickname still fits.

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Learn These 100 Words to Speak Another Language

There are no two ways about it: starting to learn a new language is daunting. Some of the most widely spoken languages in the world have over 200,000 words in their lexicon — it would take years to memorize and confidently use every single one.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Accent

Mastering a foreign accent is one of the most challenging aspects of learning a language, particularly when the target language is from a different language family than your native one.

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How to Show Respect in Other Cultures

A common worry when traveling to a foreign country, learning a language or otherwise interacting with foreigners is that you could be, well. . . completely misunderstood.

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