Bilingual is better (and here's why)

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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 short history of the English language

Culture calling   |   Language learning

A short history of the English language

By on 05/23/2017

Ever wondered how English - with 1.5 billion speakers in all corners of the world and approximately 750,000 words  - came to be the wonderfully [...]

10 reasons to love Hawaii

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10 reasons to love Hawaii

By on 05/21/2017

It's like heaven on Earth: The beaches are beautiful, the culture cool, the sea sparkling and the surf better than pretty much anywhere else in the [...]

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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Student stories

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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Student stories

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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Is the future English or emoji?

By on 05/19/2017

In linguistic terms, English rules the world. An estimated 1.5 billion people speak it - 375 million as their native tongue - and it is spoken in more than 100 countries. Throughout the last 400 [...]

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8 awesome ways to spend time abroad

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8 awesome ways to spend time abroad

By on 05/16/2017

Have you thought about spending some time abroad but are not sure what to actually do? No matter if you just graduated, have a summer to fill or just [...]

Culture calling   |   Language learning

Learn English with songs: 10 artists to listen to

By on 05/14/2017

Learning a language doesn’t only happen in a classroom - adding a few simple things to your daily routine can really turbo-charge your learning. [...]

Student life   |   Travel tips

10 things you should pack this summer

By on 05/12/2017

If there’s one thing that’s more important than spending time abroad this summer, it’s looking good while you’re doing it. We turned to our wonderful [...]

Career advice

Avoid these 10 mistakes when working internationally

By on 05/09/2017

When working abroad or in teams with people from all over the world, it's absolutely essential to remember that your colleagues might not see the [...]

Language learning

Why learning a language is hard & how to make it easier

By on 05/07/2017

If you’re struggling to learn a new language, breathe, you’re not alone. Adults famously find language learning more difficult than children, whose [...]

Travel tips

Battle of the beach destinations: San Diego vs. Miami

By on 05/05/2017

When it comes to fun in the sun and toes dipped in the sand, San Diego in California and Miami in Florida should top anyone's list, especially if [...]

8 steps to becoming awesomely comfortable at small talk

By on 05/02/2017

At the beginning of almost everything - from friendships, to relationships and careers - there is small talk. Knowing how to start, maintain and smoothly wrap up a casual conversation is an essential [...]

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How to improve your spoken English: 8 tips

Language learning

How to improve your spoken English: 8 tips

By on 04/30/2017

When you ask a language student what their goals are, almost everyone says “improve my speaking”. When learning a foreign language, you’ll find [...]

7 English words that nobody uses anymore (but should)

Culture calling   |   Language learning

7 English words that nobody uses anymore (but should)

By on 04/28/2017

Rarely has a language been such a linguistic Frankenstein as English - it has stolen words from countless other languages and repeatedly reinvented [...]

30 signs you’re addicted to travel

By on 04/25/2017

Once the travel bug bites, there’s no escape. Soon, daydreaming about distant destinations, stuffing your belongings in a worn backpack, and heading to the nearest airport becomes a regular [...]

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How to improve your written English: 7 tips

Language learning

How to improve your written English: 7 tips

By on 04/23/2017

Buying a bus ticket, going to the doctor, finding an apartment, or just, you know, opening your mouth and having a regular conversation - most [...]