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Language and Culture

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UK and US: English word variations

While the English language is spoken in both America and England, there are some subtle differences ... Read more

Culture classroom: 5 tops eats in Oxford

Oxford is surrounded by an international atmosphere that is also reflected in its culture and food. ... Read more

A brief history of Black History Month

If you’re living in the US or spending time on social media, you’ve probably noticed something that ... Read more

Culture classroom: 5 top eats in New York

George Bernard Shaw put it best when he said, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” I g... Read more

Common English phrases you won’t hear in the classroom

If learning a new language wasn’t hard enough, every culture also has their own idioms or sayings th... Read more

English idioms: Phrases about love without a translation

When it comes to learning a new language, you learn a set of grammar rules that are often set in sto... Read more

Happy Year of the Pig: A history of Lunar New Year

Each year, millions of people await the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20. Th... Read more

UK and US: culture comparison

Here at EF Academy HQ in Zurich, we have team members from all over the world. This week, we’ve put ... Read more

Insider tips: US culture

50 states come together to form the United States of America. Each state with its own unique culture... Read more

How students share their culture with their international peers

Attending a school like EF Academy gives you a unique opportunity to live among students from all ov... Read more

How being an athlete can benefit your life beyond high school

We’ve all seen the incredible sports films that have come out of the last few decades. From Friday N... Read more

5 athletes who redefined their sport

The very nature of being an athlete is impressive. Pushing your body to new limits and testing human... Read more