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There’s evidence to suggest that 1 language dies out every 14 days. As many as half the world’s 7000 languages are expected to be extinct by the end of the century. This happens when native speakers die out, or shift to speaking another language. Although this happens naturally (look at our good friends Latin and
Ok, so we like S.M.A.R.T goals (check our previous article). Remember when we said to be specific? Well, often we say ‘I want to become fluent in XYZ language”. But we don’t think about the unique circumstances that make language different. Here’s just three things that make languages tricky: 1. Regional accents – You can
Here at busuu, we know what an important role goals play in motivating you. Goals are the fuel that’ll drive you towards language success! So, let’s look through a handy little memory trick that’ll save you in the slow times – S.M.A.R.T. It means setting Specific, Measurable, Agreed On, Realistic, Time Bound goals. It’s fun, honest. Specific Being specific is useful in making