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Are you interested in learning one of the languages in the list below? Enter now to win a free private lesson with our native-speaker tutors! Arabic English for Spanish speakers Irish Chinese English for speakers of all languages Italian English for Arabic speakers … Continue reading

Tips for Typing in a Foreign Language

Keyboard Conundrum by Steve Petrucelli If you’re living in an English-speaking country, the computer you use probably has a QWERTY keyboard that doesn’t show any accented characters on it. So what to do you when you are working on your Spanish and you want … Continue reading

Phrases of the Day: Comic Book

In celebration of San Diego’s Comic-Con, here’s how to say “comic book” in some of the languages we offer courses in.* Language Phrase [Transliteration] French une bande dessinée (lit. drawn stripe; also known as BD or bédé) German Comicbuch Italian … Continue reading

The story and traditions behind Dragon Boat Festival

475606237 In Chinese, the name for Dragon Boat Festival is 端午节 [duān wǔ jié], which is not a literal translation of Dragon Boat Festival, but rather is an ancient phrase that relates to the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. The festival is always celebrated on 五月初五 [wǔ yuè chū wǔ], the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, which this year falls on June 2. Continue reading