Language is Music

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Language is Music provides over 100 simple tips to make learning foreign languages fun, easy and affordable for anyone with a desire to communicate effectively with people around the world. Listen to music and the radio, watch TV, attend cultural events, talk to people and enjoy the language learning process. The author speaks eight languages with perfect or almost perfect accents. More

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About Susanna Zaraysky

Susanna has studied eleven languages (English, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Ladino, Hebrew, Arabic, and Hungarian) and speaks eight of them. Born in the former USSR, Susanna has traveled to over 50 countries. Her goal is to empower people to use music and the media to learn foreign languages.

She is the author of the books, Language is Music (El idioma es música in Spanish and Idioma é música in Portuguese) and Travel Happy, Budget Low. The Russian publishing house of Mann, Ivanov and Ferber published the Russian translation of Language is Music, Легкий способ быстро выучить иностранный язык с помощью музыки.

Susanna has been featured on CBS, CNN, MTV, the BBC, The Guardian, the Filipino Channel, Yahoo Finance, Fox Business News, Univison, Telefutura, and MSNBC. She has given presentations at the Defense and State Departments of the United States to help diplomats and military personnel learn languages using music.

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Language is Music
Author describes how to learn languages using music and the media.

CBS Interview about Language is Music
CBS 5 Bay Sunday (San Francisco) interview about the book, Language is Music, with book author, Susanna Zaraysky. Topics: learning foreign languages using music, media and other easy activities at home. www.languageismusic.com

Power of Music (Foreign languages & hip hop)
Songs, TV and other media help us learn foreign languages. Hip-hop music can keep at-risk kids in school and out of trouble. Susanna Zaraysky and Anthony Pineda discuss how they were inspired by Dr. Oliver Sacks' book, Musicophilia, about the power of music. Interview with Damian Trujillo on Comunidad del Valle on NBC station KNTV in California.

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Reviews

Review by: Mary Angeloff on Sep. 05, 2012 :
I wish I had known what was in the book, because once I downloaded it, there wasn't anything I didn't already know or hadn't already tried. Although it is great advice, it is really for individuals who want to improve their language acquisition. I rarely get any of my students (all boys) to do anything that is not "required" or on their own. Smart lady, but really just common sense.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Julie Moncada on March 06, 2012 :
I got this when the book was on sale because the premise matches my thoughts on the interconnectedness of language and music. This expands that topic and gives several concrete things a language learner can do to increase language effectiveness. It is a resource I have turned back to several times since my purchase when I want to find new creative outlets and ways to improve the overall sound of my language.

One caveat: I had purchased the pdf format of the book. It is diffcult to read this pdf on a computer because the spacing is off. Once I put that into an ebook reader, however, that problem no longer existed.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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