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4 Signs You May Need a Language Learning Break

A lot of times the ‘use it or lose it’ mentality is drilled into us as language learners. We’re afraid that if we stop studying a language, even for a day, that our level will drastically drop and we’ll never achieve the proficiency we want. However, did you know that taking a break could actually(…)


5 Tips for Moving Back ‘Home’ after Years Abroad

There are tons of blog posts out there with tips for moving abroad to a completely new country, culture and way of life. But we don’t always give a lot of thought to what happens when expat life ends, and when you have to move back to your home country. Sure, expat life is addictive(…)


8 Signs You’re a Travel Junkie

A travel addiction can start out simply enough: you take that one trip that changes everything. Before you know it, you find yourself addicted to getting out there and seeing the world. And travel can be a bit like a drug. The more you do it, the more you want to do it (and the(…)


Here’s Why Language Learning Should Never be a Solitary Experience

Learning a new language requires a fair amount of putting yourself out there, and yes, sometimes even making a fool of yourself. Which is why it can be all too tempting to opt for language courses and apps where embarrassing yourself is not an option. After all, if you don’t have to interact with anyone(…)


5 Things to Know Before Visiting Qatar

Qatar is a rather small Muslim country located in the Persian Gulf and brimming with a cultural wealth any traveller would be lucky to experience. While most might bypass Qatar in favour of the bigger, more well-known Middle East countries such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Qatar definitely has a charm all its own and(…)


5 Practical Things to Know Before You Move to Madrid

Moving abroad is definitely an exciting experience, and it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the glamour of it all and forget about the practical side of living overseas. Spain has one of the best standards of living in the world, which makes it a great country to move to. And its capital, Madrid,(…)


6 Gift Ideas Perfect for Language Learners

Sometimes the holidays can be more a season of stress than festive cheer, especially if you’re agonising over what to get who (not to mention what to buy for that one friend who seems to already have everything). If you know someone who is learning a new language, or you are a language learner yourself,(…)


6 Amazing Jobs that Require You to Know More than One Language

Everyone has different goals or reasons for learning another language, but no matter what yours are I’m sure you’ve already seen some of the great benefits of acquiring a second or third tongue. But wouldn’t it be great if your language skills could translate into more career opportunities and chances to earn money? It turns(…)


5 Language Learning Tips You Should Absolutely Ignore

Whenever you set out to learn something completely new, it seems like there’s always quite a few people full of tips on how best to accomplish your goal. While advice from someone who has been there and done that can be great, it’s important to know which tips are really the most effective and which(…)


“Froyo” and Other Funky Words Added to the Dictionary this Year

It seems that the words added annually to the Oxford Dictionary or Merriam-Webster get more and more interesting with each passing year. Last year, we were gifted with the popular acronym “YOLO” (a word so overused people simply stopped using it), and, weird shortened versions of words like “‘Merica”. Suffice it to say, new words(…)