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

I’ve been featured on MTV, the Filipino Channel and MSNBC and I’ve given presentations at the US State Department, Stanford, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of San Francisco and San Jose State University.

I am a world traveler and polyglot whose goal is to empower people to be global citizens who are knowledgeable about world events and are confident international travelers and communicators. I have studied ten languages (English, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Hebrew, Arabic, and Hungarian) and speak seven of them. (Only vestiges of Hungarian, Hebrew, and Arabic remain in my memory.) Via my trajectory through the languages I speak, the nine countries I have lived in, and the 50 nations I have visited, I have become a citizen of the world. After teaching English in Argentina, Bosnia, and the United States, I realized how to make foreign language learning fun and easy through listening exercises and music.

While living, studying or working abroad, I traveled extensively in the regions where I was located. Throughout my life, I found that each time I learned a new language, I added new worlds to my existence.


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.

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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Review by: Mary Angeloff on Sep. 05, 2012 : star star
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 : star star star star
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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