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Top Online Tutors for Learning Italian
Do you want to ace your Italian class or make the most of a trip to Rome? Tutors from around the world are waiting to give you private lessons over the internet. Some offer free trials. We've found the best online tutors so you don't have to spend time looking. More...



Acronymes pour Chatter et Envoyer des SMS en Anglais
Connaissez-vous l'équivalent anglais de MDR, PTDR ou OSEF ? Si vous voulez passer pour un-e Frenchie super cool, il vaudrait mieux les apprendre ! Cet article liste des acronymes du langage internet que vous pouvez utiliser pour envoyer des sms ou chatter en anglais. More...



Takelessons selects Learn Spanish + as #1 Tutor-Approved App
Learn Spanish + is great because it goes beyond just seeing pictures or hearing a recorded voice. The pronunciation features allows you to enable your microphone and practice speaking yourself with the voice recognition feature. There are also quizzes and games you can play within each category to make sure you really understand. More...



Top Online Tutors for Learning Spanish
Looking for a perfect Spanish online Tutor? Online tutoring in Spanish will help students learn Spanish more easily, with one-on-one learning solutions. We’ve done the research to bring you the best Online Tutors for Learning Spanish so you don't have to. More...



Live Lingua names Learn French + the Best French Language App To Complement Your Lessons
There’s a new app available for your iPhone that can work as a strong complement to online French lessons, from our friends at Vidalingua. It’s called Learn French + and it is built to be more like a series of language learning games than a traditional study guide. The app is immediately useful, unlike some others that have you spend hours learning grammar and rarely-used vocab. More...



Mots et expressions d'argot anglais cool et stylés
Vous êtes très fort(e) en anglais et vous avez de super notes ? Pourtant, vous vous rendrez vite compte que le vocabulaire anglais ou américain appris à l'école est un peu (pour ne pas dire très !) différent de celui que vous entendrez à Londres ou à New-York. Placez du vocabulaire d'argot anglais ou américain dans vos conversations avec vos amis anglophones et vous serez tout de suite trop cool. More...



French Slang Words and Phrases
Did you know that, in real life, French people don’t speak French? Or more precisely, not the French language you learn at school. They have argot (slang) words or expressions for about everything. Slang words that mean money, friend or cool are used extensively by young people. We've compiled a list of the most commonly used French slang words and expressions to help you talk like a native. More...



Top Online Tutors for Learning French
Looking for a perfect French online Tutor? If you’re wondering how to learn French with an online course, the good news is that you can have it all. Whether you’ve reached the end of your self-study materials and you’re looking for a next step, or you’re just jumping into online learning, you may need a little help choosing the right course for you. More...



Top 13 Travel Blogs for South America
Whether you are thinking about a short trip to Chile, Argentina, Brazil or a three month journey across the continent, this list of best travel blogs for South America will be an inspiring first step. Read about travelling experiences and plan a trip to South America that suits you best. More...



Top 12 Travel Blogs for Germany
Planning to visit Germany? According to Wikipedia, Germany is the seventh most visited country in the world. Whether you are backpacking through Europe, or planning a romantic getaway in the beautiful Black Forest, from the incredible natural beauty of southern Germany in Bavaria and Baden Württemberg, to the coastal towns on the North Sea and the castles throughout, Germany has many must-see sites. More...



43 Mots et expressions typiquement québécois
Si vous parlez anglais, vous pourriez comprendre la parlure québécoise mieux que certains Français ! Même si les différences entre le français dit de France et le français québécois sont principalement dans la prononciation, certains mots et expressions québecois sont des clairement des anglicismes ou bien des spécialités locales. Le français parlé aujourd'hui au Québec est le résultat d'un mélange de français classique, importé en Amérique du Nord par les colons français au 16ème siècles, et d'influences anglo-américaines et amérindiennes. More...



New Apps on the way! Learning Langauge + by Vidalingua
Learning Language + is an iPhone app that helps students become proficient in languages like French, Spanish, Italain & German in the shortest time possible. Learning Language + is currently in development and we would greatly appreciate your feedback. More...



French Canadian Words and Phrases
You thought you were fluent in French but don't understand French Canadian? It happens to French people too! Even if the differences between French from France and French from Canada are mainly in pronunciation, some French Canadian words and expressions are local specialties. More...



16 modismos en inglés explicados en español
¿Quieres hablar inglés como un nativo? Saber usar con fluidez los modismos Hemos hecho una breve selección de los modismos más utilizados, que pretende ser un puntapié para que te atrevas a sumergirte en el mundo de las frases hechas.más populares del inglés puede ser de gran ayuda. Los modismos son dichos y expresiones con significados que trascienden su traducción literal. More...



Meilleurs blogs pour voyager aux États-Unis
Vous prévoyez un petit séjour aux États-Unis ? Nous avons sélectionné une liste des meilleurs blogs pour préparer votre voyage aux USA. Chacun des blogs ci-dessous est le fruit de voyageurs passionnés qui ont sillonné le pays de l'Oncle Sam. Vous y trouverez toute sorte d'itinéraires et de conseils pour des vacances américaines réussies. More...



Costa Rican Slang Words and Expressions
Are you wondering why Spanish can vary so much from region to region? Well, there are about 575 million people who speak Spanish around the world. Spanish as the official language in twenty countries, eighteen of which are in Latin America. We've compiled a list of the most commonly used Costa Rican slang words and expressions to help you talk like a native. More...



Expressions anglaises drôles traduites en français
Vous aimeriez parler anglais comme si c'était votre langue maternelle ? Les expressions idiomatiques anglaises peuvent vous y aider. Mais attention car la signification de ces expressions est souvent bien différente de leur traduction littérale. Voici une liste des expressions idiomatiques anglaises les plus courantes. More...



Best Schools to Learn Brazilian Portuguese in Brazil
Are you looking for the top schools in Brazil to learn Brazilian Portuguese? If so, then you are in the right place. We have put together a list of the best schools for learning Brazilian Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and other areas in Brazil. Whether you are learning Brazilian Portuguese for work, to pass an exam or to get the most out of a holiday, these schools really deliver. You will experience a quality learning experience in fantastic settings, and you you might make some good friends along the way. More...



Learning French? These are the bilingual dictionary apps you should be using...
Whatever your approach to language learning and whatever your level, the one thing you’ll need, if you’re at all serious about its execution, is a reliable and user-friendly reference facility in the shape of a bilingual dictionary. French Translator & Dictionary + for iPhone and Android has been chosen by French Content writer Lucy Shrimpton as one of the best apps to learn French. More...



Funny French Idioms Explained in English
Do you want to speak French like a native? Mastering French idioms can help. Idioms are sayings and expressions with meaning beyond their literal translations. Your ability to understand and use idiomatic phrases may make the difference between acceptance into the inner circle of a group of French friends. We've compiled a list of the most commonly used French idioms to help you talk like you have been living in France for years. More...



TakeLessons Selects French Translator & Dictionary + for Best Apps to Learn French
TakeLessons provides live, instructor-led classes taught through their interactive virtual classroom. They are the leading online platform for langauges, performance arts and academic tutoring. If you want to learn French with a tutor, check out their French Language Department. We are thrilled that French Translator & Dictionary + for iPhone and Android has been selected as one of the 12 Best Apps for Learning French.



Tutorful Selects German Translator & Dictionary + for Best Apps To Learn German
Tutorful is a leading online education platform. Think of it as Airbnb for tutoring. Totorful has over 10,000 teachers and 200,000 lessons to choose from. When Tutorful set out to choose the best resources to become fluent in German, they studied hundreds of products and deliberated at length. We are proud that German Translator & Dictionary + for iPhone and Android made the cut and has been added to Tutorful's Best Apps To Learn German.



Best Schools to Learn French in Lyon, France
Are you looking for the top schools to learn French in France? If so, then you are in the right place. We have put together a list of the best schools for learning French in Lyon, France. Whether you are learning French for work, to pass an exam or to get the most out of a holiday, these schools really deliver. You will experience a quality learning experience in fantastic settings, and you you might make some good friends along the way. More...



Traditional French Dishes and Desserts
Fancy some French cuisine? French food is known for being one of the best in the world. Each of France 18 regions offers a wide variety of delicious traditional French dishes and desserts. When eating at a French restaurant, you may choose to go for a Menu Tradition or Découverte, a Formule or À la carte. Ordering French meals can turn out to be quite tricky so here are the main French dishes and desserts that you might want to understand! More...



Best Schools to Learn Spanish in the UK
Are you looking for the top schools to learn Spanish in the UK? If so, then you are in the right place. We have put together a list of the best schools for learning Spanish all over England. Whether you are learning Spanish for work, to pass an exam or to get the most out of a holiday, these schools really deliver. More...



Reto Bilingüe Selects Vidalingua for Language Resources Directory
Reto Bilingüe is one of the premier website for multilingual families to learn Spanish and English. The blog includes excellent articles about language learning and culture. The Directory contains an exhaustive list of language resources such as schools, colleges, bilingual communities and information for expatriates. We are excited to announce that Traductor y Diccionario Inglés + for iPhone and Android has been added to the section for Games & Apps.



Top Travel Blogs for France
Planning to visit France? According to The Statistics Portal, Europe is the number one destination for most travelers and with 83.7 million international tourists, France leads the world in the field of tourism. Weather you are planning to discover the wonders of France with a romantic getaway to Paris, a ski holiday in the Alps, a nature vacation by the ocean or a chic stay on the Riviera, France has many must-see sites. More...



Top Travel Blogs for Italy
Planning to visit Italy? According to The Statistics Portal, Europe is the number one destination for most travelers and Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world with about 50 million tourists a year. But it ranks as the number one dream country for tourism. Weather you are planning a romantic getaway to Rome or a cultural trip to discover art in Florence, Italy has many must see sites. More...



AI Messaging Bot for Customer Support
We are looking to partner with a coder to develop a customer support response engine, based on statistical analysis and Artificial Intelligence. The person chosen for the project will work with a historical database of questions sent to us by users and responses provided by our support team. The objective is to propose the best possible answer based on previous responses and calculate a coefficient of confidence for each response. More...



GrowPro and VidaLingua partner to help students go to Australia
VidaLingua annouces partnership with GrowPro to provide programs and great apps for students going to Australia to study, further their professional development and have heaps of fun along the way! More...



VidaLingua Announces support for Khuzdûl in PhraseMates
Marc Bolh, founder of VidaLingua, has announced support for Khuzdûl in the next release of PhraseMates, a community driven language app for mobile. The announcement comes after his abduction and harrowing escape from Rakiura Island. More...



Wife Organizes Daring Sea Escape for VidaLingua Founder
Mrs. Mathews organized a harrowing sailboat escape from Rakiura Island, New Zealand. The crew braved rough seas before making landfall in Dunedin on the morning of April 2nd, 2015. No one was injured. More...



VidaLingua Founder Held Captive in New Zealand
A Vermont man has been taken captive by a group calling itself “Khuzdûl Truth” on the Island of Rakiura, New Zealand. Marc Bolh, a native of South Burlington, was abducted on March 30, 2015 while vacation with his family in Milford Sound. More...



Lesson Plan using Language Dictionary
Dictionaries are important reference tools for learning languages. This article provides ideas for language teachers who want to develop lesson plans using multi-lingual dictionaries. It explains how VidaLingua language apps can be used to help students learn languages faster. More...



101 Favorite Apps for Mobile Education
Spanish English Dictionary + by VidaLingua has been selected as one of the 101 Favorite Apps for Mobile Learning by Best Universities Online. Spanish English Dictionary + was one of seven language app chosen and the the only dictionary on the list. More...



iPads in the classroom at the Lycée Français de New York
"Teaching students in a multilingual school presents unique challenges such as developing vocabulary in both languages and perfecting verb conjugations. The LFNY learning environment requires that students write, speak and conceptualize in two languages at all times." More...



Educational Resources selects Spanish English Dictionary +
Spanish English Dictionary + for Android has been selected by Sunburst Digital and Educational Resources for a groundbreaking initiative to equip classrooms with Android tablets and digital curriculum for learning Spanish. More...



Translating your way through Latin America
"I offered a proofreading service to the hostel to correct mistakes in their brochure for a one night stay. It worked, and we spent the night there before catching the bus back to Buenos Aires." More...



Hospitalized Overseas
While climbing a mountain next to the Mediterranean Sea, Ryan slipped on some loose gravel-sized rocks and broke his leg. "I used Spanish English Dictionary + to create phrases that would allow nurses and doctors to assist me before and after surgery." More...



Consulting in Germany
"I live and work part time in Germany and speak the language well, but still need a dictionary at times, when interviewing German companies for a new book, for example, making presentations or simply texting clients." More...