Like a local: Don't make these mistakes on your next trip

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Like a local: Don’t make these mistakes on your next trip

By on 05/30/2017

You know that feeling you get when you have just insulted someone without understanding what happened? Well, it can happen to the best of us, [...]

10 more TV shows to learn English with

Culture calling   |   Language learning

10 more TV shows to learn English with

By on 05/26/2017

Learning English can be a challenge, so what better way to gain fluency than learning while not even realizing you’re doing it! I’ve put together [...]

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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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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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 expressive and multifaceted language it is [...]

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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 [...]

Culture calling   |   Language learning

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 super-flexible brains actually grow the connections [...]

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Battle of the beach destinations: San Diego vs. Miami

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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

Career advice   |   Language learning

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 [...]