A short history of the English language

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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 [...]

Is the future English or emoji?

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 [...]

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 want to take a break from the daily grind - [...]

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Learn English with songs: 10 artists to listen to

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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. [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 delicate puff pastries. It’s no surprise, then, that The [...]

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How to survive final exams: 5 tips

Language learning   |   Student life

How to survive final exams: 5 tips

By on 04/18/2017

You have devoted hours, days and weeks to participating in classes and soaking up every word of wisdom your teachers and professors have shared in [...]

5 reasons to give your kids opportunities you never had

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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 [...]

Your teacher wishes you knew this about language learning

By on 03/31/2017

Most language learners hit a wall at some point. Perhaps your progress hasn’t been as quick as you’d like or you're struggling to advance to the next level and you’re wondering why. Well, I have an [...]

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Why you should study abroad during your vacation

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Why you should study abroad during your vacation

By on 03/28/2017

We’ve said it before, but we’ll never get tired of it: Learning a language abroad is awesome - at any age and for any amount of time. More and more [...]