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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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How to improve your spoken English: 8 tips
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When you ask a language student what their goals are, almost everyone says “improve my speaking”. Wh...

What to do when a trip doesn’t go as planned: 4 tips for travel hiccups
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Living and studying abroad is a wonderful experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Of c...

How to celebrate Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere (and why everyone should experience it once)
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Far from snuggling up in warm winter jackets, come December the Southern Hemisphere’s residents are ...

How to learn English quickly: 10 tips
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English is a fun language to learn (here are 9 reasons why it rocks), and even though it’s considere...

How to improve your written English: 7 tips
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Buying a bus ticket, going to the doctor, finding an apartment, or just, you know, opening your mout...

How to make friends abroad: 6 tips
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After the excitement of choosing a new city, organizing visas and flights, packing, and saying goodb...

Your guide to moving abroad: 10 things to do before you leave
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Moving abroad, whether for a gap year, or a study abroad program, is one of the most interesting and...

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...

5 reasons to give your kids opportunities you never had
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We know how much you adore watching your child grow, change, learn, and develop their own opinions. ...

Why learn English in Canada
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Canada has long trailed other sought-after destinations for English language learners (we’re looking...

10 ways International Women’s Day is marked around the world
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Originally championed and founded by women, International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate w...

10 most difficult words in English
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English can be a real pest, and even native speakers find themselves stumbling over some stubbornly ...