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Tom F

Tom is from the south of the U.K. and is currently based in Switzerland where he writes about travel and language learning - and does a lot of each himself!

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7 language facts that will blow your mind

The future of how we’ll communicate is a source of heated debates – here’s our take if you’re curious – bu...

10 (more) Netflix shows to learn English with

I don’t know about you, but I prefer to learn another language while doing as little physical exercise as possible ...

10 superhero TV shows to learn English with

Alongside learning languages, my favorite thing to do is to watch superhero TV shows and movies. Why? Because I wish I...

9 British slang words you need to know

If there’s one essential thing you need to get a firmer grasp on UK culture, it’s knowledge of the slang words B...

10 reasons UK weather isn’t as bad as you think (and a whole lot more interesting)

People who haven’t lived in the UK generally believe British weather is terrible, and prepare for any visit by packing...

6 crazy facts about time zones that every world traveler should know

Time zones make logical sense, but they can also be really annoying. How many times have you boarded a flight at 2pm o...

10 Netflix documentaries to learn English with

Learning English on Netflix is a lot of fun (check out some great options of what shows to start with here and here), ...

10 British dialects you need to know

If you’re learning English in the UK you might think you’ll come home with a perfect British accent that sounds like y...

12 London tube stops with the weirdest names

Officially known as the London Underground, but known by locals as the Tube (because of the shape of the tunnels), it’...

7 things to know about the British royal family

Anyone who has lived in the UK will know that the royal family have a special place in British history, not to mention...

9 British place names that people always say wrong

The UK is full of weird place names, and if you’re learning English in the UK and don’t know why Holborn sounds NOTHIN...

Top 10 TV series to learn English with

Your students may have heard stories of celebrities like actress Mila Kunis learning English just from watching TV sho...