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How to Talk Like a Belgian Gourmand

Known mainly for its chocolate and beers, Belgium is a surprisingly diverse country that embraces the beauty and singularity of its 3 official languages, Belgian French, Flemish and Belgian German. As anyone who has travelled this flat land will tell… Continue reading →

English around the world

In 2018, the places around the world that are still completely untouched by the English language are few and far between, and the influence of English only looks set to continue growing in the near future. But did you know… Continue reading →

15 Denglisch Words You Won’t Understand

The late 90s and early 2000s was a fairly important time for Germany. East and West were reunited after half a decade of militarised segregation, EU expansion left Germany in the centre, rather than on the edge of Europe, and… Continue reading →

How Chinese is helping me learn Japanese

During my last two years of school around ten years ago, I was lucky enough to be able to study Japanese and then in my final year, I picked up Chinese too. Both of these courses gave me a good… Continue reading →

11 Reasons Why Learning a Language Should be Your New Year’s Resolution for 2018

As we ring in 2018, it’s the perfect time to remind yourself of those language learning goals you forgot about in 2017. Learning a new language isn’t as scary as you might think. Put aside those bleak memories of high… Continue reading →

Why AI Translation Doesn’t Mean You Should Stop Learning Languages

One of the most groundbreaking moments of 2017 was undoubtedly in October, when Juston Payne, one of Google’s Product Managers, launched the Google Pixel Earbuds. To the audience’s amazement, he demonstrated how he and his Swedish colleague could hold a conversation… Continue reading →

7 Magical Christmas Traditions from around the World

Ah, Christmas!  Lights are being strung, trees are being decorated, cookies are being burned, and around the world, people are starting to countdown the days to the Christmas holidays.  But wait – how DO other people from other parts of… Continue reading →

Imagine if we all spoke the same language

There are thought to be between 5,000 and 7,000 languages spoken around the world depending on which linguist you ask. But why? Why is it that I, as an English speaker, would say “Oh no, my hat fell off”, whereas… Continue reading →

9 Japanese Anime you may not have heard of

One of the best ways to improve your Japanese is, of course, by watching anime, so we’ve put together a list of great anime of different styles and genres that you might not have heard of before! 1) Astro boy… Continue reading →

10 Must Read Spanish Books

Spanish is not only one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It’s also one of the most widely read. Spanish boasts an impressively large and diverse canon of literature, written across the entire world. Learning Spanish gives… Continue reading →

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