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Txt Msgs and the Death of Grammar

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Do you remember the days when mobile phones were just becoming popular and still weighed more than the average toddler? This was the time when grammar was still alive and kicking, and proper spelling was commonplace.   Explore our list of language courses in your city or online and take your linguistic skills to the(…)


The Most Exciting Moments for a Language Student

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Learning a second language is, frankly, a rather exciting thing to do. Having stumbled my way through French classes at school, I took a break from language learning for a few years. I then discovered that learning a foreign tongue as an adult is far more interesting and enjoyable than being forced to do it(…)


Will You Find the Right Balance Between Formal and Informal?

One of the most difficult aspects of learning certain languages is the fact that they have different ways of addressing people depending upon how formal you want to be. Of course, English can be spoken in a formal or informal way as well, but the big difference is that the likes of Spanish, Italian, Japanese(…)


Tequila and Tortillas: Become a Real Mexican in 5 Steps

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If you are going to be spending a lot of time in Mexico then you will find that the country houses a rich and fascinating culture. Many visitors there fall in love with it so much that they feel the urge to try and become a real Mexican. If you want to live like a(…)


5 Unusual Ways to Learn Spanish Through Music

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There are many fun ways to learn the Spanish language and some of them involve listening to music. If you want to improve your Spanish skills then here are a few unusual methods involving music: 1. Listen to the Translated Version of Your Favourite Songs You might not realise just how many songs have been(…)


Juan vs. Antonio – 4 Hints for How to Name Your Spanish Kid

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If you have a child while living in a foreign country there are quite a few practical matters to think about. Apart from issues such as their nationality and all the horrible paperwork you need to fill out, there is something even simpler; what are you going to call the little fellow? 1. Think of(…)


The 6 Best Words in the World That Aren’t English

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English is a language with many fantastic words in it, some of which we have looked at in the past. However, what about those amazing words that other languages boast? Here are some great foreign words for you to try out. 1. Schadenfreude – German The person who invented this world was an absolute genius.(…)


5 Top Child-Friendly Places in La Paz, Bolivia

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At first sight there are few less child-friendly places on the planet than La Paz in Bolivia. For a start, this exhilarating city sits in a giant bowl at 3,650m above sea level. Altitude sickness, absurdly changeable weather, weird food, insane traffic and unfeasibly steep streets are among the child unfriendly things you are going(…)


9 Great Cities to Visit in Spain

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Every year tens of millions of visitors head to Spain looking for a good time. The great thing about it is that you can find what you are looking for in so many different places. Whether your idea of a good time involves lying on a beach, looking at unique buildings or running away from(…)