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Tandem language learning: an introduction
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Having a tandem partner is the best. And no, by “tandem partner” I’m not talking about two people wh...

How to raise bilingual children: 5 methods
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The numerous cognitive, academic and social benefits of learning foreign languages have encouraged p...

10 places to practice English in the UK
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Welcome to the first episode of Tom’s Top 10 – a series of handy little guides to make the world a b...

US vs. UK: Language Frenemies – the food edition
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We’re back with another installment of everyone’s favorite frenemies series, and this time, we’re ge...

UK vs. US: language frenemies (part 2)
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If you caught part one of Language Frenemies, then get ready for the second installment of American ...

UK vs. US: language frenemies
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We’re co-blogging this week, showcasing a bit of friendly rivalry between the U.S. and Britain. Meet...

12 brand-new English words you should learn this week
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It’s time for another vocabulary update – the Oxford Dictionary leads the way and we happily follow ...

Idioms with Isabelle: Nature Idioms
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You might have heard it through the grapevine, so there’s no point in beating around the bush – it’s...

How to learn Spanish faster: 10 tips
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You know that song “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz? Where he sings, “I throw my Spanish in the air sometimes...

Idioms with Isabelle: Body idioms
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It’s time for another episode of Idioms with Isabelle – and we hope you’re all ears. This time, we t...

Talk like an American: The essentials
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Since living abroad, I’ve learned that there are a few words and phrases that only American English ...

Like a local: 11 bits of London slang you should know
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It’s time to delve into the world of Cockney rhyming slang, my old China. There will be no porkies h...