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Football facts: 7 things you must know about France
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You can’t kick off the football season without knowing your football facts – you risk making a fool ...

Talk like a Parisian: The essentials
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If you’ve spent some time around Parisians, you’ve probably noticed some unusual expressions that th...

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...

Meet Ruth, an 81-year-old study abroad student
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You’re never too old to travel and explore new countries. It sounds like a motivational poster at yo...

English words that sound different around the world (2)
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We’re back with another comparison of English words from around the globe. In case you missed our la...

How to make the most of your study abroad trip: 10 tips
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Few experiences offer as many learning opportunities as spending time abroad. However, close your ey...

10 celebrities that speak a foreign language
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If you met Bradley Cooper at a restaurant and managed to muster up the courage to speak to him, woul...

English words that sound different around the world (1)
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It’s finally here! The most epic megabattle in the English language since the pilgrims settled in th...

How to study abroad like a boss: 7 tips
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Summer is just around the corner and many of you are planning on going on your first study abroad tr...

17 language quotes to turbocharge your learning
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You probably guessed it already: We <3 languages like crazy here at EF. And while we write all th...

UK vs. US: 10 slang words you must use in 2016
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Let’s be real: If you’re learning English, you’re not going to use words like facetious and discombo...

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...