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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Author: Melanie Fox

FYI Body: Hello fellow linguists.

I wanted to share with you a wonderful new resource for language acquisition!

I just buttered up the folks at Earworms to give me a 20% off discount code, so I thought I'd share with you.

Earworms allows you to relax and listen to practical language samples with memory hooks and catchy beats in the background. I am an avid user of their products (and no, I don't work for them--just an aficionado!)

They have the following languages currently available in various levels of difficulty:

Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Cantonese
Dutch
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Mandarin Chinese
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

If this is of interest, go to http://store.earwormslearning.com/?Click=12984 -- and enter coupon code RAPID for 20% off. Not sure how long the code will last, so check it out soon if this resource can help you. I'm currently learning Cantonese, and it's one of the best resources I've found.

Enjoy!

Sincerely,
Melanie
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Melanie Fox
foxmb@georgetown.edu

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