15 English abbreviations you need to know

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15 English abbreviations you need to know

By on 07/21/2017

Everyone loves a bit of code, and acronyms and abbreviations are great little tools that make communication faster and more fun, especially when [...]

What now? 5 things to do after your exams

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What now? 5 things to do after your exams

By on 07/11/2017

You've aced your exams, received your high school diploma or finished the year at university and have all the time in the world to do exactly what you [...]

12 tips on how to live with a host family

By on 07/04/2017

Studying abroad is full of adventures - everything is different and exciting, including your new (homestay) family. All of a sudden, you share everything with new people whom you’ve never seen before. [...]

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20 English idioms that everyone should know

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20 English idioms that everyone should know

By on 06/30/2017

Idioms. Native English speakers love using them in conversation, and you'll often find them popping up in books, TV shows and movies too. To perfect [...]

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How to learn a language faster: 4 easy techniques

By on 06/20/2017

So you’re itching to study abroad in Spain, go on a road trip around the US, or spend a summer surfing in Hawaii, and to make the most of the [...]

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Best in class: 4 tips for learning a new language faster

By on 06/06/2017

Just taking some language classes isn't enough to become fluent. Studying (and mastering!) a foreign language requires effort, persistence and [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

Why learning a language is hard & how to make it easier

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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 [...]

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 smoothly wrap up a casual conversation is an essential [...]

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How to improve your spoken English: 8 tips

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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 [...]