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    Languages

    My Review of Duolingo, the Application to Learn a Language for Free

    Does Duolingo really help you learn a language? If you are learning a foreign language, you have probably already heard of the Duolingo application. It is a very popular app for learning English, French, Spanish and other languages for free. But is this application really the best method for learning foreign languages, as it promises? That’s what we are going to see in this article. I’m going to tell you about my experience with Duolingo, and then present the pros and cons of this application.     My language learning experience with Duolingo   When I started learning foreign languages on my own, I looked at the resources I could…

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    Interculturality,  Migrations and refugees,  Travels

    Living Abroad: Experiencing Culture Shock

    “When you arrive in a city, you see streets in perspective. A series of buildings without meaning. Everything is unknown, blank. Later on, you will have walked along these streets, you will have been to the end of the perspectives, you will have known these buildings, you will have lived stories with people. When you will have lived in this city, you will have taken this street ten, twenty, a thousand times. At the end of the day, it belongs to you because you have lived there.” L’Auberge espagnole (Pot Luck / The Spanish Apartment), Xavier.     The art of being a foreigner abroad and in your own country…

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    Languages

    How I Learn Foreign Languages On My Own

    Broadening my horizons, traveling, discovering other cultures, communicating with people from elsewhere. Here are some of the reasons that pushed me to learn and improve foreign languages, beyond the language courses I took during my schooling. Thus, I am perfecting my English and Spanish, and I am starting to learn Italian and Arabic. I’m going to explain to you the learning methods and tricks I use to learn languages on my own.     Have a real motivation   First of all, it is crucial to have a real motivation to learn a foreign language, especially when learning it on your own. It is not about learning it just because…

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    Interculturality

    Why We Should All Socialize with People from Other Cultures

    “If you differ from me, my brother, far from hurting me, you enrich me” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry     When we were born, we have been linked to a certain culture, country, ethnic group and social group. Later on, during our education, we were more or less put in contact with other cultural and social groups. Or, rather, we didn’t all have the opportunity to socialize with people from different cultural and social backgrounds since our childhood. On one hand, curiosity and desire to discover.  On the other hand, fear from other’s differences. When it comes to socializing with people from other cultures, the human being is torn between those…