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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.

All articles from Erin

Best in class: 4 tips for learning a new language faster
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Just taking some language classes isn’t enough to become fluent. Studying (and mastering!) a foreign...

10 reasons to absolutely adore Sydney
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Ahhh Sydney, we really, really heart you. You’re so beautiful, varied, sunny, and delicious. You giv...

Learn one of these 5 languages to stand out
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For most people looking to study another language, English remains the first choice – and for good r...

Back to basics: 10 English words for restaurants
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Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee and cake, after work drinks or a just quick bite to eat – t...

8 reasons why you’ll never regret traveling
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However much they might yearn to go overseas and “see the world”, people tend to make all sorts of e...

5 best cities in the world to study English
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Forget about London, New York or Sydney – or at least consider your options.If you’re looking to go ...

4 reasons why you should send your child to study abroad
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Every day, parents wave their children off at departure gates across the world and wonder how they w...

10 Spanish expressions everyone should know
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Spanish is one of the world’s most widely-spoken languages and Castilian (the version spoken in Spai...

Learning English is still a must (and here’s why)
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It’s hard to escape the dominance of the English language in our globalized world. Although there ar...

How to save money while traveling
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You’ve done it: You’re on the road or just landed in a new country, and you’re ready to start explor...

10 confusing English words (and how to get them right)
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Oh English, you tricky piece of work. Just when we think we’ve got you figured out, you go and break...

Barcelona: 8 insider tips to live la vida local
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Barcelona is one of Europe’s most strikingly, fabulously, poignantly, and intensely beautiful cities...