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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Talk like a Californian: 10 (more) expressions to master

Culture calling   |   Language learning

Talk like a Californian: 10 (more) expressions to master

By on 03/21/2017

Californian expressions change like the seasons - we've already covered 10 key ones here - so here's a list of ten more slang terms you absolutely [...]

How to live like an Olympian - Q&A with DeeDee Trotter

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How to live like an Olympian – Q&A with DeeDee Trotter

By on 03/19/2017

When you have two Olympic gold medals and one bronze under your belt, it might be tempting to hang up the running shoes and spend the rest of your [...]

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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6 reasons why it’s never too late to learn a new language

By on 03/17/2017

It’s well-documented that children with all their intrinsic learning capabilities have a headstart on the rest of us, so it's only natural to bemoan the fact that you weren't brought up by a Italian [...]

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You know you're fluent in another language when...

Language learning

You know you’re fluent in another language when…

By on 03/14/2017

After living abroad for some time – immersed in another culture, history, and language – you feel great. You’ve got native speaker friends and go [...]

Language learning

See the sea? 12 English words that sound the same

By on 03/12/2017

Learning English can be hard enough at the best of times, but it’s even more complicated when you realise there are loads of words that sound the same [...]

Student life

10 celebrities that have studied or taught abroad

By on 03/10/2017

Celebrities, they’re just like us except with better hair and a prettier Instagram feed. They love to hop on a plane and travel the world too and in [...]

Language learning

10 tricky words in English & how to stop misspelling them

By on 03/07/2017

Along with pronunciation and grammar, one of the biggest challenges for English language learners is vocabulary. You may not struggle with new words [...]

Travel tips

6 cities you need to see in 2017

By on 03/05/2017

We are well into 2017 and while you have probably abandoned your weight loss aspirations (I know I have), you can still focus on improving yourself [...]

Language learning

Back to basics: 10 English words for skiing

By on 03/03/2017

Like many of you, I am a keen skier, mainly because it’s the only thing that gets me through the horror of winter (you may be unsurprised to hear I [...]

50 reasons why everyone should live abroad at least once

By on 02/28/2017

Warning: Spending a month or two abroad (or indeed moving somewhere new permanently) will induce lifelong wanderlust that no amount of passport stamps will ever satisfy. It will also prove to be a [...]

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4 essential road trips in Southern California

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4 essential road trips in Southern California

By on 02/26/2017

You're finally in Southern California - the waves are gorgeous, the sun is always out and you're basically living in your shorts and sandals. If the [...]

10 German expressions everyone should know

Culture calling   |   Language learning

10 German expressions everyone should know

By on 02/24/2017

For many, the German language remains a mystery. It sounds harsh, seems impossible to learn and has absurdly long words [...]

Learn one of these 5 languages to stand out

By on 02/21/2017

For most people looking to study another language, English remains the first choice - and for good reason. As the language of diplomacy, business and popular culture, currently spoken by an estimated [...]

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10 best hidden gems in Brighton: From coffee to comedy

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10 best hidden gems in Brighton: From coffee to comedy

By on 02/19/2017

Brighton is quirky, cool and chock-full of hidden gems that give this seaside city its undeniable charm. Although I'm a little hesitant to share my [...]