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Katie C

8 Words to Avoid in a Job Interview

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Job interviews can be extremely stressful situations. After all, you are being judged by a complete stranger (or group of strangers) who have to decide if they like you enough to give you a job. This is why it’s so important to make sure you do everything just right: from the way you dress to(…)


Exercise May Be the Key to Helping You Better Learn a New Language

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Dragging yourself to the gym every other morning at 7 am may seem like a complete drag, but you do it because you know it’s good for you! Similarly, learning a new language is great for your brain, but there are still days where you’d rather curl up under a blanket with a plate of(…)


4 Genuine Ways to Improve Your Spanish Verb Conjugations

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Nothing sends a chill up the spines of Spanish language learners quite like the phrase “verb conjugations”. Verbs are certainly one of the trickier aspects of Spanish and it is not uncommon for new learners to struggle to master them. While verb conjugations may seem like unpredictable and frustrating creatures (dare we even mention, shudder,(…)


5 Excellent Reasons to Learn Polish

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Polish is often labelled as a very difficult language, and this can cause people to shy away from trying to learn it. But while Polish does present its fair share of challenges—a complex gender system, tricky spelling rules and tongue-twisting pronunciation—it is also a language that is well worth your time and effort.   According(…)


10 Old English Swear Words that Should Make a Comeback

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We may pretend to not use swear words (or even know any) when around Grandma and Grandpa, but these types of words and phrases probably form a bigger part of your daily language than you realise. But, as shocking as it may sound, Granny probably once swore too, and perhaps even with different swear words!(…)


Ghostly & Ghoulish Halloween Traditions from Around the Globe

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Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world and also one of the most globally celebrated. You’ll have a hard time finding a place that hasn’t experienced Halloween fever to some extent, and countries all around the world have personalised the holiday to fit in with local traditions and cultural norms. With Halloween(…)


After Brexit More British are Keen to Learn New Languages (And You Should Be, Too)

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The UK has never been a nation known for having a huge appetite for foreign language learning. Whether it’s the ‘English as a global language’ crutch, or the importance given to math and science over language learning, the United Kingdom has long struggled to keep up with many other European nations when it comes to(…)


Is the Road to Brexit Paved with Good Intentions? Here’s How Britons Will Be Affected

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Following the UK vote to leave the European Union last year, a lot of EU and UK passport holders alike have found themselves facing an uncertain future. There’s no denying that Brexit will bring about some really big changes, some may prove to be risky, while others will benefit the United Kingdom’s citizens as a(…)


Don’t Be Shy, Just Say Hi! How to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking in a Foreign Language

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As language learners, we know we can’t gain proficiency in a new language without speaking it. And yet, talking to others, especially native speakers, in your target tongue probably seems to be the most daunting part of language acquisition. What if they don’t understand you? Or laugh at you? What if you say the wrong(…)


Hit a Brick Wall? Give Your Language Learning a Boost with These 5 Tips

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Brick walls. We’re all susceptible to them, especially when it comes to learning something completely new. Brick walls are very common in language learning, and can often have the detrimental effect of causing the student to give up in a fit of frustration. If you’ve been in a slump lately and aren’t quite sure how(…)