… unter We Heart It.
… unter We Heart It.
it’s not a sunday unless you completely waste it then feel really sad around 8pm
Modern Family S4 Featurette: A Day With Eric
I do this several times a day
HARRY POTTER SPELLS: a summary
i like that all the mama’s expressions are like “I DID IT! I MADE THESE FUZZY BURRITOS”
This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more.
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.
I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for?
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.
Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson.
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.
And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE.
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!
I will reblog this everyday
It irritates me that people think Elsa’s gown looks like a “cheap Halloween costume”. Have you not seen what Eduardo Castro has pulled off in the past three seasons? Do you not see the same level of dedication and attention to detail here?
Really look at this gown. The rhinestone and crystal detailing. The sheer amount of bugle beads on the bodice and skirt. The light fabric of the neckline and sleeves that’s just enough sparkle, not too much. The cape/train has freaking snowflakes. Plus, the fact that this particular gown is made up of no less than eight individual pieces.
Eduardo managed to remain faithful to one very well-known Disney outfit and, at the same time, give it OUAT’s signature elaborate twist on classic Disney fashion. She’s not supposed to look like a Sequin Sparkle Fest, she’s supposed to look like a princess with ice powers, and I think the costume department pulled it off perfectly. Full size images: x, x, x