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Language learning

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EF Talks: Flavio on how investing in his language skills changed his life and career
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The myth that learning a new language – or investing in improving an existing one – is only worthwhi...

Why learn French
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French is beautiful. It makes pastries like croissants and pain au chocolat sound like drops of heav...

How to convince your parents to let you study abroad
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Here’s the good news: Studying abroad is the ultimate investment in your future. And here’s the not-...

Summer’s over, what now? 5 ways to make the most of fall
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The temperature drops, the tan lines start fading and we return to reality by heading back to school...

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 ...

Why learn Arabic
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One of the worlds most widely-spoken languages, though not often taught in schools outside of the Mi...

EF Insights: 4 surprising things about how we learn languages
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There is a lot of received wisdom about learning a foreign language: That you have to start young, t...

How to set your child up for career success
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Every parent hopes their child will succeed in life. The type of success they wish for varies, but, ...

10 reasons why studying a language abroad is better than at home
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It’s one thing to learn the theory of a language and study vocab from a textbook at home, but it’s a...

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...