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DuoLingo is my favorite language learning app. If you like playing games on your phone, but feel guilty for not being productive, set aside the Flappy Birds and the Angry Birds, and choose this wise-looking owl logo instead. The addictive DuoLingo game keeps up your motivation and makes memorizing foreign vocabulary and grammar easier than … Continue reading



You may be here because you followed a link from this article ( in The Wall Street Journal. This blog offers small, colorful tidbits from far-away, thus the reference to pearls. If you’d like to read more about my experience on television in China, click on “Wall Street Journal”. If you’d like to know more about me, please click “About.” … Continue reading