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Language Learning: Is Fluency Worth It?

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One of the pleasures of being a traveller in a new and exotic place is not understanding the language. Of course, being an English speaker you will always find a person with whom you can communicate. However, being oblivious to conversations on the streets and in the shops, to the television blathering away, or the radio gibbering(…)


Asado, Lunfardo & Fernet: How to Become a Real Argentine in 10 Steps

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Argentina has an incredibly rich immigrant history, resulting in an eclectic background of people and customs that have molded the country’s culture. This is especially true in Buenos Aires, where the cosmopolitan nature of the city makes it very easy to blend in as a foreigner. Until, that is, you open your mouth and try(…)


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(…)


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(…)