What NOT to Talk About When You’re in Another Country – 9 Lessons I Learned by Traveling and Living Abroad

So you’ve made it…

You can now speak your new language well enough to…

1) Talk about more than just the weather. 2) Say more things than just “your country is nice” (Benny, is that you?).

You’re ready to travel to the country where they speak your new language.

When you’re there, you just go out and talk, right?

Well, you may want to think again.

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Why You Should Travel Alone

When you travel, do you prefer to go with someone else?

If so, you’re missing out my friend.

Accompanied travel is limited travel.

By traveling with someone you are limiting your experiences.

Yeah, traveling with a friend can be cool. But it’s not the real cookie; not the real adventure.

To experience that, you have to go alone.

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Glossika Review: An App for Serious Language Learners

Gamification…

It is almost impossible to find a language learning app today that does not put it at the forefront of the learning process.

Gamification can certainly help when it comes to motivation, but it also disguises what the real reward of learning a language is.

The real reward is not a stupid looking hat for your childish avatar, or collecting coins that ultimately prove useless.

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