How to learn English faster: 10 tips

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17 inspiring career quotes you need in your life (now)

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Learning one of these languages will benefit your career

Career advice   |   Language learning

Learning one of these languages will benefit your career

By on 07/29/2016

Language skills can be the career gift that keeps on giving: Being able to speak, explain, and negotiate in another language makes you more [...]

10 best places in the world to learn a language

Language learning   |   Travel tips

10 best places in the world to learn a language

By on 07/24/2016

So, you are thinking of learning a new language abroad. Great! You’re about to embark on a journey that will give you a valuable life skill that looks [...]

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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6 British English phrases that make no sense

By on 07/22/2016

Strop. Codswallop. Knackered. Just like the picture of a chair in the street above (no, we don’t get it either), we Brits do say some strange things sometimes - usually because they evolved from the [...]

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10 things that only those who lived in the UK understand

Culture calling   |   Travel tips

10 things that only those who lived in the UK understand

By on 07/19/2016

The UK moves to its own polite, rainy rhythm, and for those of us who’ve lived in the world’s greatest country (OK, I’m a bit biased), there are [...]

Culture calling

24 facts about the Olympics that will blow your mind

By on 07/17/2016

Even if you don’t care much about sports, there’s something magical about the Olympics: Athletes train for years to give their all and deliver the [...]

Language learning

9 reasons why English rules

By on 07/12/2016

Go anywhere in the world and you’ll find someone who speaks English. But when and why did English become the de facto tongue for communities as far [...]

Culture calling   |   Travel tips

9 books that will inspire you to travel the world

By on 07/10/2016

“That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” - Jhumpa Lahiri Reading is the door, the key, and the welcome mat to [...]

Travel tips

How to document and share your travels

By on 07/08/2016

It’s hard when a dream trip comes to an end and you have to unpack, get used to routines and work again, and tell and retell stories about your [...]

Language learning

You ask, we answer: Which English exam should I take?

By on 07/05/2016

You want to take an English exam to get your level certified, but have no idea which test out there is right for you: Is it the International Language [...]

Useful phrases for a job interview

By on 07/03/2016

Few prospects get butterflies fluttering in your stomach like a job interview. Scary though it seems to sit down and discuss yourself with a hiring manager, it’s something 99 percent of people have [...]

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And the most spoken languages in the world are...

Language learning

And the most spoken languages in the world are…

By on 06/29/2016

How many languages do you think there are in the world? 1000? 3000? 5371? You’re getting closer. According to the 2009 catalogue by Ethnologue, there [...]

Travel like a pro: Packing checklist for any kind of trip

Travel tips

Travel like a pro: Packing checklist for any kind of trip

By on 06/28/2016

Whether packing weeks in advance is your jam, or your pre-departure ritual involves you throwing crumpled shirts into a bag and praying you’ve grabbed [...]

The time is now: 8 reasons to learn a new language

By on 06/26/2016

Almost everyone can name one language they want to learn – Japanese is on my bucket list. But almost everyone has myriad excuses why they are not yet fluent: There was no pen to fill out the sign-up [...]

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14 (more) Japanese words with no English translations

Culture calling   |   Language learning

14 (more) Japanese words with no English translations

By on 06/24/2016

While my first post about Japanese words with no English translation was centered around words that have to do with work, this second part takes a [...]