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Deutsche Around the World: Where Is German Spoken?

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With over 130 million native speakers in the world, German is one of the most widely spoken languages. It is not only the official language of Germany but the single most spoken language within the European Union. In addition, it is the third most popular foreign language after English and French, being taught in thousands of(…)


Chinese New Year Celebrations Around the World

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No matter where you come from or what your religious beliefs are, holidays can bring you hope, joy, and fun. Celebrations like Christmas and New Year are special for many reasons. They put people in a good mood, they reunite long-separated friends and families, and they provide a wonderful opportunity to try new recipes and(…)


A Beginner’s Guide to the Yiddish Language

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Have you ever wondered where the Yiddish language comes from? The answer is not difficult to find, as Yiddish /(j)ɪdɪʃ/ literally means ‘Jewish’. Indeed, this is an Indo-European language derived from a High German variety originally spoken by the Ashkenazi Jews. Despite its growing recognition, many foreign language learners sometimes stay away from Yiddish because(…)


5 Incredible Netflix Shows and Films to Boost Your Italian

Click here and discover 5 incredible Netflix shows and films to help you learn Italian

If you are looking for something to brush up your Italian with, Netflix might be one of the best places to start. Whether you want to communicate with your Italian family or use it to advance in your career, you would be hard-pressed to find better resources than movies and shows. They are the perfect(…)


5 Captivating English Podcasts to Learn on the Go

5 podcasts for learning English

Looking to brush up on your listening skills in English? Podcasts are the answer! They are the best companion for those who are constantly going from one place to the other but still want to boost their linguistic skills. Whether you are commuting to work, doing the laundry, or cooking, you can have a nice(…)


7 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With the Internet

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The internet is arguably one of the most outstanding inventions of our time. Since its creation, it has helped people connect with others from all over the world, get more professional opportunities, gain insight into different cultures, and make innumerable other activities possible. Ever since October 29, 2005, the world has celebrated International Internet Day(…)


How to Learn a Language Fast by the End of the Year

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One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is learning a new language. It’s January 1st, and this seems totally doable: you still have the whole year ahead. Yet, the days start to pass and you soon forget about your objective. Suddenly, you are already in the last quarter of the year and start to(…)


4 Tips To Celebrate World Ocean Day Every Day

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It’s World Ocean Day, a time to not only celebrate our beautiful oceans, but to reflect on our overall environmental impact. With just 228,000 known species in the ocean, and over 2 million unknown, the vast body of water that covers most of our planet is still largely a mystery. Human activities often have a(…)


5 most multicultural cities in the world

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We live in a globalised world, where people move around all the time and make different countries and cities their home. In this way, we can be in places like Buenos Aires and speak in English with friends from the US, taste delicious kebabs from Turkey or dance to the rhythm of Brazilian samba. But(…)


Celebrate the International Day of Families!

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In 1994, the UN’s Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) decided to observe the International Day of Families on May 15th every year. In 2020, it has become more relevant than ever. As stated by the UN, “It is the families who bear the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis, sheltering their members from harm, caring for(…)