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Decoding Yoruba, A New Series on Yoruba People and their Language

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Tips & Tricks, Yoruba, Yorubas You Know | 0 comments

  Announcing Decoding Yoruba! Our new series will explore Yoruba identity and the language through the eyes of young Yoruba professionals living in the Diaspora. We’d like to use this platform to teach you more about the language and the people that make up this incredible race. In the first episode, student and model Babajide (Jide) Alao discusses his love of the Yoruba language; growing up Nigerian; and teaches us his favorite Yoruba proverb, “Ila o ni ju onire lo.” He also provides some critical advice to Yoruba learners. If you have a question that you’d like to see answered in one of our future episodes, comment below! And don’t forget to share this...

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10 Tips And Tricks To Learn Any Language

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

  By: JOHN-ERIK JORDAN Matthew Youlden speaks nine languages fluently and understands more than a dozen more. We work in the same office in Berlin so I constantly hear him using his skills, switching from language to language like a chameleon changing colors. In fact, for the longest time I didn’t even know he was British. When I told Matthew how I’ve been struggling to merely pick up a second language, he had the following advice for me. If you believe that you can never become bilingual, take note! 1. KNOW WHY YOU’RE DOING IT This might sound obvious, but if you don’t have a good reason to learn a language, you are less likely to stay motivated over the long-run. Wanting to impress English-speakers with your French is not a very good reason; wanting to get to know a...

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