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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

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

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(…)


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(…)


Dyslexia and Learning a Foreign Language

Dyslexia as defined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is “difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds), spelling, and/or rapid visual-verbal responding. Individuals typically read at levels significantly lower than expected despite having normal intelligence.” Approximately 10-15 percent of English speakers deal with dyslexia on some level “affecting over 40 million American(…)


4 Great Reasons to Learn Chinese

You may have already heard that Chinese is taking over the world! With over a billion people speaking Chinese all around the globe, this is an incredibly widespread tongue. When even Mark Zuckerberg decides to try his hand at learning Chinese, you know there must be something to it. After all, Chinese is quickly becoming(…)


Countries Preventing the English Language Invasion

Thanks to the internet, it seems that English really is everywhere. It sneaks into our vocabulary without even really trying, with loanwords for the things we take for granted becoming the norm, even in countries whose first language isn’t English. The question is, is it always welcome? Are non-English speaking countries happy with their hashtags,(…)


5 Ways Learning a New Language Will Change Your Life

Language learning can put a strain on your time, energy, and yes, sometimes your wallet, which is why it’s so often difficult to truly commit. If you know anything about effectively learning a language, you’re aware that you’ll have to dedicate time on a daily basis to the goal of conquering a new tongue. If(…)