Language

Learning to Read in a Foreign Language

Learning to Read in a Foreign Language Learning to read in a foreign language is difficult. Like, really difficult. It requires a lot of patience and repetition to be successful. Luckily, there are a few tips we here at FactSumo can offer you so you can kickstart your journey to mastering reading in another language,…

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Benefits of Learning a New Language

Benefits of Learning a New Language So you’re slaving away trying to complete your French homework, and at this point, with all the grammar and useless exercises, you can’t seem to find any sense in the endeavor at all. What’s so good about learning another language besides communication, anyway? Will it make you a better…

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Spanish Grammar Rules: 4 Common Mistakes

Spanish Grammar Rules: 4 Common Mistakes Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the US, and first in many other countries. Want to know you’re not messing up easy sentences, phrases, and grammar points? Do you keep making these mistakes in Spanish grammar rules? We here at FactSumo discuss four simple errors that you can…

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Starting Your ASL Journey

How to Learn ASL Your personalized journey through ASL   ASL is quickly becoming a popular language to learn in the US as it gains more traction with the Deaf community. Many people setting out to learn ASL may not know where to start, however. We here at FactSumo have come up with several ways…

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4 Tips for Signing

How to Learn ASL: Tips for Signing Beginner ASL signers have a lot to juggle with, as learning any language can be fairly difficult. That’s why we here at FactSumo have come up with some easy suggestions for how to learn ASL!   Facial expressions Facial expressions can be seen as the equivalent of tone…

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Encouraging your ASL Support Community

Encouraging your ASL Community Often it can feel like you’re alone on a challenging journey to learn ASL, but there are ways you can call on your ASL community for support. Learning ASL alone can be quite a challenge, especially when you don’t know who to turn to for help. That’s why it’s important to…

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Sign Language and You

Is Sign Language Hard to Learn? Helpful tips for parents feeling overwhelmed learning ASL Many parents who are learning ASL are doing so for their child or for a member of their community. What’s so challenging about this is that life often gets in the way of smoothly attaining these language goals. What’s more, with…

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How Do You Learn a Language?

How Do You Learn a Language? tips for all learners How do we learn a language? And, perhaps equally important, how do we teach it?   The application of language correlates directly with reality—learners feel immediately the intrinsic and worldly need for communication, unlike math or some aspects of science, whose processes and efficacies need…

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Teaching ESL

Teaching ESL notes for teaching  When I first landed in China to teach English, I was greeted by a student who told me, “I am China; you America!” I understood her, but didn’t quite realize what I had signed up for until then.   Teaching English as a second language can feel daunting. Whether it’s…

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When To Use “Ser” vs. “Estar”

When to use Ser vs. Estar To be permanently or not to be permanently Use “ser” when… Talking about the essence of something Use “ser” when you want to talk about the essence of something.  Meaning, who and what it is. A good general rule of thumb is to use “ser” whenever you are also using…

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