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5 reasons why language learning is more fun as an adult

October 11, 2017

1. It’s different when you’re learning something because you want to. Did you have to study a foreign language at school even though you weren’t interested? Don’t let that ruin the fun you can have as an adult speaking a foreign language fluently. Studying a language as an adult is completely different: you’re doing it because you want to, when it fits your own schedule, at your own pace. 2. You have a real reason to learn a new language.…

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The secret of efficient learning

October 6, 2017

Did you know that the key to fast and efficient learning is a good night’s sleep? Sleep studies have shown that the best way to remember the things you learned during the day is to sleep well after exercising. This is because the events of the day really do feature in your dreams. While you’re sleeping, your brain is working on the things that happened during the day, such as having practiced something. This activates and strengthens the new neural…

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Introducing the WordDive team: meet Atte, Clotilde and Juliane

September 28, 2017

Have you ever wondered what kind of people are working at WordDive, or what it would be like to work here? You may have already heard the story of our founder and CEO, Timo-Pekka Leinonen. In addition to Timo-Pekka, our core team consists of professionals in linguistics, pedagogy and mobile-oriented product development. We have around 15 people here at the office, and in addition to that we have a part-time network of 20 native voice models, translators and proofreaders spread…

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This is how you small-talk

September 18, 2017

Do you know what is the most important language to learn? The language of small-talk, of course! It is smart to start chatting with other people soon after learning the basics of a new language. That way you meet interesting people, strengthen your vocabulary and hear how the natives speakers actually sound. If the skill of chit-chatting is not one of your strengths, take these tips, and shine as a master of small-talk. Ask interesting questions People are often happy…

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Learn German grammar with WordDive

September 13, 2017

Our grammar courses are highly popular, and we are constantly widening the selection. But did you know that you can also learn grammar on WordDive’s free grammar pages? The site is open to all and allows you to explore the essential basics of different areas of grammar. The pages contain lots of examples and pictures to make learning grammar easy and pleasant. It is worthwhile to pay attention to grammar from the beginning of your language studies: your language skills develop…

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How to learn a language while traveling

September 1, 2017

I’ve noticed that in most parts of the world you can survive if you speak some English. On the other hand, after arriving to a new country, I’ve often found myself regretting that I didn’t spend even half an hour learning at least a few words in the local language. However, if I have been able to speak the local language at least a little bit, I have noticed that I somehow get a lot more out of the trip.…

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