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What's the Toughest Thing About Learning a Language

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

You need to feel the culture: the music, the people, the food, the place. This can't be a chore, a mathematical problem or a silly game in an App. It's an amazing challenge and the reward will be very beautiful so you need to be all in.

What Does it Mean to Be Fluent in a Language?

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

Picture yourself being fluent in a particular situation instead of on being fluent in the entire language. Once you conquer one situation, then you can move on to the next one.

Why Having a Horrible Accent Isn't So Bad

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

How many language purists don't post on my blogs criticizing this or that minor accent point? The result is that we hear way too much about accent and way too little about what really matters; communication.

How to Learn a Language Without Burnout

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

Ever since I founded the language-learning company, Fluenz, I have gotten countless questions about learning Spanish, French, Chinese and other langua...

All Eyes On Rio

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.30.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

There is much more to Rio than just sand and sea.

10 Reasons Why Rio is AMAZING!

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

7. Even nuns go to the beach.

Myths And Truths: The Most Romantic Cities Around The World

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Paris and Venice are arguably the most romantic cities in the world. But are they?

Travel Tips: Avoiding Fees When Changing a Flight

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

You finally purchased your plane ticket, you are already daydreaming about the piña colada that will soon be in your hand and then -- life gets in the way.