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14 articles
5 reasons to give your kids opportunities you never had
4 min read 4 min

We know how much you adore watching your child grow, change, learn, and develop their own opinions. ...

The origins of Easter and other mysteries
4 min read 4 min

Easter? What kind of name is that? Rabbits? Why rabbits? Why colorful dyed eggs? There is simply too...

The truth about English football
3 min read 3 min

Football in England is a source of national identity, a reflection of our country and its position i...

Is the future English or emoji?
9 min read 9 min

In linguistic terms, English rules the world. An estimated 1.5 billion people speak it – 375 million...

The 8 best spring traditions around the world
5 min read 5 min

As spring surfaces to drive out the last gloomy traces of winter, we can finally start to look forwa...

5 things we’d rather be doing this Valentine’s Day
3 min read 3 min

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be a seriously stressful event. Skip...

How to live like an Olympian – Q&A with DeeDee Trotter
7 min read 7 min

When you have two Olympic gold medals and one bronze under your belt, it might be tempting to hang u...

The best Chinese New Year celebrations (outside of China)
4 min read 4 min

It’s Chinese New Year again – and what better way to celebrate than joining in the lunar fun in the ...

NorCal vs. SoCal: what’s the big deal?
7 min read 7 min

“California, the land of avocados, the great outdoors and the world’s best city – San Francisco…”“Ho...

The 5 top fashion mistakes to avoid when traveling
4 min read 4 min

When planning for your travels, it can be a challenge to decide what to pack. Questions like what do...

10 reasons why Ireland is the best place to study
4 min read 4 min

Looking for the perfect place to learn English (or indeed study anything else)? Here are ten reasons...

8 places you absolutely, positively must visit in Berlin
3 min read 3 min

We asked our students in Berlin for their must-visit places in this bustling, fresh city, and this i...