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Why learning Spanish is a quiet rebellion against our government

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Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Some 480 million speak Spanish as a native language, many of whom reside in one of twenty countries that have Spanish as an official language. It is important for so many reasons; international relations, business, trade, and tourism, amongst others. And when 41(…)


Celebrate Spanish Language Day, Wherever You Are in the World!

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Spanish, the official language of more than 20 countries, today has 450-600 million speakers worldwide, and is the second most-spoken native language on the planet. Some researchers believe that there will be as many Spanish speakers as there are English ones by 2050.   In 2010, the UN decided to establish certain dates to celebrate(…)


How our nationalist politians are encouraging monolingualism

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Technology has made our world that much smaller, so understanding lots of languages is a good thing, right? Giving us an insight into the way lives are lived around the world? Though for some of our world leaders, perhaps having a language divide is a good thing. Here is how our nationalist politicians are encouraging(…)


4 excellent telenovelas to improve your Spanish

Learning Spanish? Click here to discover a list of the best Telenovelas to learn Spanish!

TV is a great way to boost your language learning. What is particularly special with telenovas is that you get so invested in this tight community of characters, quickly picking up their accents and patterns of speech. This is a great way to get to grips with Spanish! So where should you start, since there(…)


7 delicious Christmas sweets from around the world

Have you heard about these 7 delicious Christmas sweets from around the world? Click here to find out what they are!

For many of us, Christmas is just a great excuse to overindulge. We get to buy and receive extravagant gifts, stay out later than we probably should at Christmas parties, and possibly put on our own weight in food. There is nothing quite like all the seasonal snacks we get to cram our faces with;(…)


Language Online: Social Media Censoring, Teaching AI and Hate Speech

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Sometimes when we go on social media it can be a bit like coming face to face with all the hatred in the world at once. Be it fandom wars and celebrity arguments, or global politics and blanket discrimination, there is nowhere to escape the vitriol of self-appointed experts who comment with nothing but abuse(…)


The Road to Making French Great Again

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When Emmanuel Macron won the French elections in May 2017, his tasks included an overhaul of the French economy, and attempting to resurge the influence of France in Europe. Although these sorts of campaigns are nothing out of the ordinary for newly elected leaders to promise, his latest drive to make French great again is(…)