Bilingual is better (just don't believe all the hype)

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THE BEST WAY TO BOOST YOUR BRAINPOWER? LEARN A LANGUAGE

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9 reasons why English rules

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10 best summer cities in the world

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A beginner’s guide to British humor

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A beginner’s guide to British humor

By on 01/17/2017

Britain's unique take on humor may seem baffling at first. Heavy on self-deprecation, almost undetectable sarcasm, and constant deadpan delivery, [...]

What language should I learn? Here's how to decide.

Language learning

What language should I learn? Here’s how to decide.

By on 01/15/2017

Knowing a second, third or even fifth language is awesome, but how do you pick which one to learn (next)? There are over 6000 languages out there, so [...]

Student stories

MOA

MOA - So many new smells, sights, feelings; it’s dizzying

MOA
“I have experienced so much, more than I ever thought I would experience.”

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Student stories

Nadja

Nadja - Life is magical

Nadja
“Life is magical. I don’t think I have ever appreciated every day in my life as much as I do now. And I guess it’s something I have learned by being here, and hopefully something I will bring home with me.”

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Sandra

Sandra - Many experiences richer

Sandra
“I knew before traveling that I would probably be a little bit homesick. I also knew that I would regret it my entire life if I didn’t go...”

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Denise

Denise - Life in paradise

Denise
“Guys, I live in paradise! Even the way to school is one of the highlights of my day...”

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Student stories

Begonia

Begonia - Oxford love

Begonia
“You know how it is in Oxford. Everything is always so wonderful, even when it rains! I believe that this city is comparable to love…”

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4 reasons why you should send your child to study abroad

By on 01/13/2017

Every day, parents wave their children off at departure gates across the world and wonder how they will cope without their babies in the months that follow. You never thought it would be your turn, [...]

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5 best student cities in the UK

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5 best student cities in the UK

By on 01/10/2017

Becoming a university student is hard work. First, you need to find the right major at the perfect school. Then you have to find a cool neighborhood [...]

Language learning

How to memorize new vocabulary faster: 9 tips

By on 01/08/2017

No matter how good your grammar is, if you don’t know any words that you can use it with, you (literally) won’t get very far with your language [...]

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10 best movies to learn English with

By on 01/06/2017

Learning a language is much easier when you’re enjoying yourself - and what better way to pass the time than watching movies (with a tub of popcorn in [...]

Language learning

New year – new language? 8 tips to make it happen

By on 01/03/2017

If you need inspiration for the perfect resolution to make 2017 the best year yet, you’ve come to the right place: learning a new language should be [...]

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Best of 2016: Our most popular articles

By on 12/20/2016

I think we can all agree that 2016 was a challenging year, but there were a few bright spots. Like the more than 150 articles that our writers [...]

Culture calling

How to make a multilingual relationship work: 6 tips

By on 12/18/2016

We all know there’s a ‘language of love’ – but what happens when love is spoken in different languages? Or, more precisely, what happens when two [...]

5 English tongue twisters guaranteed to trip you up

By on 12/16/2016

There is no better way to practice pronunciation and work on your accent than trying out some English tongue twisters - phrases or sequences of words that are difficult to pronounce quickly and [...]

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How to say “Merry Christmas” in other languages

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How to say “Merry Christmas” in other languages

By on 12/15/2016

By now you’ve dug out your Christmas sweater, hung your stockings by the chimney, and are getting in the holiday mood humming Christmas carols all day [...]

13 Beautiful Words With No English Translation

Language learning

13 Beautiful Words With No English Translation

By on 12/13/2016

One of the most beautiful features of languages is that they give us the vocabulary to express ourselves. Gone are the days when we just had to make [...]

How not to make a fool of yourself on the London tube

By on 12/11/2016

The London Underground may seem devoid of manners and friendly folk, but those who venture into this subterranean jungle are bound together by a number of unbreakable rules. Without them, this fragile [...]

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10 Spanish expressions everyone should know

Language learning

10 Spanish expressions everyone should know

By on 12/09/2016

Spanish is one of the world’s most widely-spoken languages and Castilian (the version spoken in Spain) charms expats and tourists as quickly as the [...]