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The Best TED Talks on Language Learning [Exclusive Video]

The Best TED Talks on Language Learning [Exclusive Video]

I’ve been learning Hindi slowly for 3 years now, and I got to the point where I was just not happy with my progress. I felt progress was too slow and I wasn’t making the most of actually living in India. So I went search for the answer to speed up my language learning.

After watching hours of language learning videos on YouTube, I was able to separate the fake from the real. There are a lot of fakers on YouTube with language learning videos with The below 3 videos formed my decision to renounce English and begin only speaking Hindi. I’m quitting English for an entire week to see if it helps speed up my learning. I won’t even talk in English to my family and friends, they’ll have to use a translator app.

I expect it’ll help immensely because it’s replicating how we all learnt our mother tongue as kids: listening > speaking > screwing up > repeating. What I think is that language learning is 80% practice and 20% grammar, so I’m going to put that to the test. Goodbye English.

I’ll post an update after the week ends!

Nethravathi Express

Indian Railways: How To Buy Train Tickets Online

Travelling on a train is one of the best means of transportation in India. You can admire all the amazing landscapes en route to your destination and also make lots of new friends during the journey. A lot of tourists prefer this way of travel. If you want to be one of them, read on to know how to book your tickets.

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Train at Vishakhapatnam Station

Indian Railways: What the Different Classes Mean

Indian railway is very extensive and the major transport that connects the entire country. In fact, one of the best ways to travel India (after car or bike) is on a train. Travelling in an Indian train can be a little uncomfortable for you on the first day, but slowly, you’ll come to love it (sometimes even more than airlines).

As much exciting as it is to travel through India in a train, Indian railways can be very confusing. From selecting the train of your choice to booking the tickets and finally preparing to have a comfortable journey is all very different from the usual process of Western countries. Here, I decode it all for you. At the end of the article, I also give you some personal tips that’ll definitely help you!

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