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    Archive for August, 2010

    How to Learn Four Japanese Words in Thirty Seconds

    Some things about learning Japanese are easy. Really easy.

    Click on each fruit picture to see how fast you can learn to say banana, kiwi, mango, and papaya in Japanese.

    I bet you did it in less than thirty seconds.


    How to Use With a Tutor

    I got the email below from Jim.

    “My wife is a native Russian speaker and wants to look ahead in the lesson so that she will be able to speak to our son in the words and phrases he just learned.

    Thank You

    Thanks for the email, Jim. Let me restate your question in a way that will hopefully help you and a lot of other people like you.


    How to Study a Language While Flying in an Airliner

    Delta Wi-Fi Logo

    Delta Airlines has wi-fi on some of their flights.

    Recently I got on a Delta flight and was greeted with a Wi-Fi logo on the side of the plane as I entered. This is good news for language students who fly. If you are flying on Delta, or other airlines that offer this service, you can study while flying.

    Unfortunately, this was the only flight I’ve made in the last several years without my laptop, so I can’t tell you exactly how well the wi-fi works, but lots of people on the plane were using it, and no one seemed to be complaining about performance.


    How to Study a Language While Traveling by Car, Train, or Bus

    Learning Spanish, or any foreign language requires that you pay attention to studying your language. That’s why we do NOT recommend that you study while driving. We want learning a language to make your life better, not distract you and cause you to have a car wreck.

    However, if you spend a lot of time as a passenger in cars or trains you may want to use some of that travel time to study a language. Here’s what we recommend.


    Using on the iPhone or iPad

    News Flash: now works on iPhones and iPads.  The article below is now obsolete.  Read how to use on your iPhone.


    I recently got this email from a customer. “I tried using via Safari on my iPad, but it did not have sound. Anything special that I need to do?”