5 best bakeries in Paris and vocab you need to know

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5 best bakeries in Paris and vocab you need to know

By on 04/21/2017

Step inside a Parisian bakery, and you’ll experience a magical whirlwind of warm buttery croissants, colorful macarons, tangy lemon tarts, and [...]

10 things we bet you didn't know about New Zealand

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10 things we bet you didn’t know about New Zealand

By on 04/09/2017

A hobbit wonderland, a bungee jumper's paradise and the home of the haka dance danced by the rugby team - three things most people know about the [...]

5 reasons to give your kids opportunities you never had

By on 04/07/2017

We know how much you adore watching your child grow, change, learn, and develop their own opinions. But you may also feel a little nervous about seeing them sprint towards adulthood, wishing you could [...]

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

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Valentine’s Traditions from Around the World

By on 02/14/2017

Ah, romance. Nothing gets the heart fluttering like candlelight, flowers and the sound of sweet nothings. We love it so much we have a day dedicated [...]

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5 things we’d rather be doing this Valentine’s Day

By on 02/05/2017

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be a seriously stressful event. Should you buy your partner flowers or chocolates? [...]

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A quick guide to Chinese New Year

By on 01/22/2017

January 28, 2017, is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese calendar, and it not only marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster but also [...]

7 slang words you need to know in 2017

By on 01/20/2017

2016 may have been the year of Brexit and describing everything as lit but now we’re in 2017 there’s a whole new delivery of fresh slang words all English learners need to know if you want to stay [...]

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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, [...]

10 best movies to learn English with

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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 [...]

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 produced to bring you the most interesting, useful, and [...]

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How to make a multilingual relationship work: 6 tips

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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 [...]