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 [...]

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 [...]

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...

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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Finding the love of your life abroad - An EF Love Story

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Finding the love of your life abroad – An EF Love Story

By on 02/12/2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d reveal one our favorite real-life love stories. Meet Rocio and Mauricio – two former EF [...]

How do I prepare for a study abroad trip? 12 tips

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How do I prepare for a study abroad trip? 12 tips

By on 02/10/2017

Studying abroad is an unforgettable adventure. Period. But before you can become proficient in the language of your choice, immerse in the local [...]

Back to basics: 10 English words for restaurants

By on 02/03/2017

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee and cake, after work drinks or a just quick bite to eat – there are plenty of reasons to go eat at a restaurant. To make your experience easier (and tastier!), [...]

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8 reasons why you'll never regret traveling

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8 reasons why you’ll never regret traveling

By on 01/31/2017

However much they might yearn to go overseas and "see the world", people tend to make all sorts of excuses for not traveling. Worries about money, [...]