Tag Archives: Language

Chinese: A Breakdown of the Writing System

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They say you can learn a lot about a person from their handwriting. Graphologists suggest that they can interpret emotions, mindsets and even environments, just from studying someone’s scrawl. So what about writers of Chinese? Is the same true for them? We’re more about the language and less about the writing if we are being(…)


The student loan crisis in the US and abroad

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Just the words student loan can make a person shudder, send them sinking into the despair of wondering when they will ever pay their student loan back. When we’re told repeatedly that going to college to get degrees, Masters, and PhDs is the only way to guarantee ourselves a good job, the pressure is on.(…)


Learning Spanish? Check out these 4 great websites to improve on your language skills.

Are you learning Spanish? Click here and discover our list of the 4 best websites to learn Spanish!

Whether you’re learning Spanish by yourself, through a course, or with a private tutor, it can never hurt to have more resources for studying the language to hand. Which is why we have listed some of the best websites to help you learn Spanish. Enjoy!     Conjuguemos   We like Conjuguemos a lot! This(…)


All About Azerbaijan and the Other 14 Languages Spoken There

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Okay, so it’s true. Technically speaking, our next stop on our adventures in multilingual countries does only have one language that is official, but hear us out! For there are numerous other languages that are spoken unofficially that more than make up for this fact! Come with us to Azerbaijan, famous for the Burning Mountain,(…)


Aruba: One Happy Island, Many Happy Languages

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For all you language people out there: are you looking for a place that is away from everything, with miles and miles of beaches, beautiful blue sea everywhere you look, and a wealth of languages to hear and speak as well? Then your next destination is Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of(…)


17 Translated Signs Gone Wrong

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Since us native English speakers have decided that English is the most important language in the world, you would think we would be a little kinder to those choosing to learn our language. When instead, we titter, mock, and joyfully repeat every single mistake learners make for the amusement of ourselves and other natives—or take(…)


Why Russian Should be the Next Language You Learn

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Russian used to be a popular language to learn in the United States during the lead up to and duration of the Cold War. For all the talk of Russia these days in our news, it feels like Russian might be just as important today. With a continuous presence on any most widely spoken language(…)


Where to Celebrate Pride 2018 Around the World

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If you are planning to attend a pride event this year, why limit yourself to the places you can go locally? Around the world, specifically throughout the Pride Month of June, but outside of that as well, there are hundreds of prides for you to choose from. The only question is, where do you want(…)


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(…)


4 Signs You May Need a Language Learning Break

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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(…)