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Erin

An Australian-born writer and translator with a passion for education and travel. After finishing university, I moved to Spain, trading in sharks and snakes for sangria and Serrano ham. The call of Spanish then took me across the seas, to Chile, where I'm now based.

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15 English abbreviations you need to know

Everyone loves a bit of code, and acronyms and abbreviations are great little tools that make communication faster and...

How to learn English quickly: 10 tips

English is a fun language to learn (here are 9 reasons why it rocks), and even though it’s considered an accessi...

Why learn Spanish

Thanks to memes, food, and too much reggaeton on the airwaves, you probably already know a handful of Spanish words. E...

10 most difficult words in English

English can be a real pest, and even native speakers find themselves stumbling over some stubbornly tricky words. Some...

10 things you should know before moving to Tokyo

Meditative, though crazy busy. Traditional, though avant-garde. Chilled-out, though outlandish. Ancient, though modern...

How to improve your written English: 7 tips

Buying a bus ticket, going to the doctor, finding an apartment, or just, you know, opening your mouth and having a reg...

10 things you should know before moving to Honolulu

Living in Honolulu means sandals, sand, surfing, and sunsets, right? Well, sure, those things are there. But when in H...

Your guide to moving abroad: 10 things to do before you leave

Moving abroad is one of the most interesting and exciting things a person can do – but that’s not to say it can be don...

10 tricky words in English & how to stop misspelling them

Along with pronunciation and grammar, one of the biggest challenges for English language learners is vocabulary. You m...

10 things you should know before moving to Singapore

One of Asia’s major financial and trade centers, the city-state of Singapore is a memorable mix of culture, food, mode...

10 things you should know before moving to Seoul

Whether you’re drawn in by technology, culture, or by a desire to learn the language, you’ll not be the first expat wh...

Useful phrases for a job interview

Few prospects get butterflies fluttering in your stomach like a job interview. Scary though it seems to sit down and d...