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106 posts
EF Stories: Elaine from Belgium at EF Costa Rica
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About a year ago, I went to Costa Rica for the first time with EF. I departed from Zaventem with ano...

10 autumnal movies to help you learn English
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For many people, fall is all about chunky knit sweaters and drinking all things pumpkin-spiced. The ...

10 things to know on your first day of studying abroad
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If you’re reading this while preparing for your next adventure abroad, or if you are already in a fa...

3 ways to trick your brain into learning a new language
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Learning a new language is incredibly rewarding and fun, but there are times when our brains seem to...

10 books for English learners that will make you love reading
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“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. RowlingReading in another lang...

12 French words with no English translation
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The French language is known as “poetic”, but what does that really mean? It might be that the Frenc...

20 ways that learning languages changes the world (and transforms your life)
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You might know that learning a new language is good for you (yes, bilingualism really is that great)...

Why an app isn’t enough to master a language
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In an age when we’re permanently glued to our phones, there is an app for pretty much everything – e...

A survival guide to American English
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You’ve learned English. Great! As the most widely spoken language in the world, you’ll be able to co...

10 funny idioms in different languages
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Every language around the world uses idioms – common phrases that are used to say certain things. Ma...

How to overcome the cringe of learning a new language
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Recently, a TikToker went viral for sharing their theory on "Cringe Mountain" — the steep ...

The ultimate summer guide to Brighton
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When the sun is shining, there’s only one place that Brits want to be: by the sea! Since the 1800s, ...