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13 medieval words that are ripe for a comeback
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Middle English speakers certainly had a way with words. With dramatic flair and multicultural influe...

10 K-dramas to learn Korean with
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If you’re studying Korean, some of the best tools for learning the language are just a few clicks aw...

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's the craic? 10 Irish slang terms to make you sound like a local
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Irish slang is a maze of contradictions, dry sarcasm, and lyrical descriptions. It also varies based...

10 German expressions everyone should know
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For many, the German language remains a mystery. It sounds harsh, seems impossible to learn and has ...

13 Japanese words with no English translation
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Whether it’s seeing majestic Mount Fuji from your window on a bullet train, eating your weight in Ka...

10 English slang terms you need to know in 2024
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As we welcome another fresh year, it’s only right that we open our arms to a variety of new English ...

How to get your language learning back on track after a break
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Learning a language can be hard work, and it requires a fair amount of dedication. Taking a break is...

Why you should plan a slow travel trip this year
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Want to see the world and really experience new destinations? Forget weekend city breaks and short-h...

New year, new language – 8 tips to make it happen
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If you need inspiration for the perfect resolution to make this the best year yet, you’ve come to th...

10 festive English idioms everyone should know
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To truly perfect your English, you need to know your idioms. Idioms are phrases used to describe a f...

8 festive books to help you learn English
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This holiday season, what better way to get into the Christmas spirit (and improve your English voca...