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Erin

An Aussie copywriter and translator in Chile. After living in Spain and majoring in the fine arts of tortilla-eating and arriving late, I moved to this skinniest of countries on the tail end of a year's backpacking in South America. I can't get enough of hiking, spicy food, and buying plane tickets to far-flung lands. (Also jazz. And brand-new notebooks. Oh, and avocados.) Look me up at erinfranceswalton.com

All posts from Erin

Why a language course abroad is better than a year at school
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A great school with great teachers and engaged peers is one of the most important things in a young ...

10 reasons why New Zealand is the new hot spot to study
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When planning to study abroad in the Southern Hemisphere, many students have their hearts set on Aus...

Useful phrases for a job interview
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Few prospects get butterflies fluttering in your stomach like a job interview. Scary though it seems...

Learning a language is the key to an international future
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The benefits of expanding your child’s (or your own)  linguistic horizons go beyond the benefits of ...

10 reasons to love Playa Tamarindo (Costa Rica’s hidden gem)
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If you’re considering studying Spanish and would like to combine your language studies with world-cl...

You know you’re fluent in another language when…
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After living abroad for some time – immersed in another culture, history, and language – you feel gr...

10 fun facts about languages
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There are an estimated 7,000 languages in the world, from Mandarin Chinese spoken by nearly a billio...

Barcelona: 8 insider tips to live la vida local
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Barcelona is one of Europe’s most strikingly, fabulously, poignantly, and intensely beautiful cities...

How to raise bilingual children: 5 methods
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The numerous cognitive, academic and social benefits of learning foreign languages have encouraged p...

6 reasons why it’s never too late to learn a new language
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It’s well-documented that children with all their intrinsic learning capabilities have a headstart o...

5 best ways to learn Spanish
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Spanish is a language with advantages stamped all over it. It’s the mother tongue of more than 405 m...

A beginner’s guide to traveling on your own
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For every person who loves traveling alone, there are 20 others who would rather walk across hot coa...