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When you were a kid, you may have had a pen pal in some far-off land, like France or Japan or South Carolina. But did you ever pause to think about why you were conversing in English? No, it wasn't because your mom was secretly posing as Pierre in an elaborate conspiracy to learn your secrets. (Although that would SO be like your mom.) It turns out that your foreign pen pal was just way smarter than you. But good news: You can even the scales and learn a new language right now, all while still maintaining the kind of pen-pal-style relationship we loved so much as kids.
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You may have stopped writing your pen pal, but now's the time to get back on track. A lifetime subscription to HelloTalk VIP is 87% off $229.95 today at just $29.
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