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March 2017

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Download Free E-Book: From Fumbling to Fluent – Language Learning Made Easy

March 29, 2017

Have you ever heard of a state called flow? It means the feeling when you’re completely absorbed in what you’re doing. According to psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, people are at their happiest in moments like this. Like any other practicing, language learning can sometimes be boring and frustrating. But when you get into the flow, you’re feeling good, learning fast and proceeding with your studies without even noticing. Sounds good, right? So, how do we do this? Well, according to the…

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16 perfect Finnish words you need in your life

March 28, 2017

SISU = Determination, perseverance. It means Finnish people don’t give in, and as the saying goes, “go through even a grey rock”. Sisu is also the name of a popular candy that tastes like salmiakki, salty licorice. ÄITIYSPAKKAUS = Finnish parents put their newborns in a cardboard “maternity box”. This useful Finnish invention that is usually used as the first bed for the baby has even gained attention abroad. The box is available for every expecting mum free of charge, and it…

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Do you think you are bad at languages?

March 27, 2017

We have all probably heard people saying that they simply can’t learn new languages. It seems hard to remember vocabulary, grammar is way too complicated and speaking almost impossible. ”I can’t speak Spanish because I’m bad at languages”, some might say. Why even bother to try? Good news! Linguists suggest that this is only a myth: in reality, there is no such thing as being good or bad at languages.   With the right method, everyone can learn Often those who…

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Boost your studies by playing with your friends!

March 21, 2017

You learn best when you enjoy studying. We have just made exercising with WordDive more fun than ever: you can now compete with your friends for the best results in improving your language skills! The new game feature allows you to follow not only your own, but also your friends’ progress in real time. Striving for the top position on the weekly chart is not only exciting, but useful as well: playing games and learning together have been proven to…

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Compete with your friends and other new features

March 13, 2017

We sent out a newsletter about the WordDive user survey a little over a month ago. We’re happy to report that we got over 800 responses and have now gone through them all. A big thank you to all respondents! From your responses, we found out that most of you have travel or advanced language skills as your goal. You told us that the best thing about WordDive is the use of multiple senses, and also that there’s room for…

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New Finnish course published: Useful Words

March 6, 2017

We have published a new Finnish course: Useful Words. On this course, you will learn important linking expressions and fillers that help you become conversationally fluent in Finnish. The course includes the following topics: Expressions of time Connecting words Pronouns and others These little words will fill empty spaces, buy you some time to think and make you sound more fluent. You will also be able to write more cohesive text. LEARN FINNISH NOW WordDive Team A mighty mix of…

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