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Month: September 2017

This App is “Rype” for the Picking: Rype App Review

This App is “Rype” for the Picking: Rype App Review

Rype App Review Are you looking to learn a Language on your own terms? Some programs like Rosetta stone are good but can be pricey, while other free programs (think Duolingo) can enhance learning. However, these programs lack one crucial detail: building relationships. Humans don’t exist in a vacuum and need relationships to excel in language learning. A new Learning App, Rype, combines these programs but offers 24/7 access to tutors that are native speakers. Thus, you can learn Spanish,…

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Baja Bound and Las Gaviotas Rentals Review

Baja Bound and Las Gaviotas Rentals Review

Are you looking for a surf destination that’s warm, cheap, convenient and full of good waves? Well, look no further as Baja California has a wide variety of surf ranging from punchy beach breaks, long points, reefs and more. Baja California is a short drive from Southern California and has plenty of activities. Last weekend, I stayed at Las Gaviotas Rentals by Rosarito Beach with my dad and Ted, my friend from San Diego. Besides surfing, this area has great…

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Great Spanish Learning Videos

Great Spanish Learning Videos

Do you remember videos that taught languages such Muzzy, that little green monster? While Muzzy might work for some (think children), most learners want to watch videos that have more depth and simulate immersion. Luckily, technology has created ample opportunities, Youtube *Cough*, to give us these films. Easy Spanish, Valentin, El Infierno and the Spanish dude are great Spanish learning videos. The best way to watch these movies is with English subtitles the first time and Spanish the time after…

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Simple, Relevant, Spanish Text Abbreviations

Simple, Relevant, Spanish Text Abbreviations

Does it seem as if modern society is getting more complex and technology dependent? It seems that way with the average U.S consumer spending 5 hours daily on their phones. You might know the basics of writing Spanish, but learning texting is like another language in itself. Texting is an influential part of modern society, making it imperative to learn the fundamentals. Let’t take a look at some Spanish Text Abbreviations below: Take out the Vocal (Vowel) and or Consonants…

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Benefits of learning a foreign language: Improving your native one

Benefits of learning a foreign language: Improving your native one

Benefits of learning a foreign language There are many Benefits of learning a foreign languageĀ from reducing Alzheimer disease, making new friends, to increased job opportunities. However, can learning languages help you master your native tongue? I believe that this is an underrated benefit that many don’t know about. When you were young, chances are you weren’t forced to memorize tons of grammar and rules, but were immersed in it. Once you could hold conversations, you were taught fundamental grammar concepts…

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