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12 Simple Russian Phrases You’re Guaranteed to Need

Russian is one of the hardest languages for native English speakers to learn. Still, this shouldn’t keep you from studying the language. Doing so will allow you to visit the beautifully diverse Russia, where you can find modern cities to rival the Western capitals, as well as vast natural landscapes. If you want to get ready(…)


5 Excellent Reasons to Learn Polish

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(…)


Russian Language Day: How to celebrate?

As Russian is one of the UN’s official languages, the institution champions the teaching and learning of Russian all throughout the globe. So, in 2010, UNESCO declared June 6th Russian Language Day in commemoration of the birth of Aleksandr Pushkin, one of the most important Russian writers of all time. Would you like some inspiration(…)


Meet 5 of the most multilingual countries in the world 

Many countries around the world have more than one official language, while some multilingual populations even use different languages in the same conversation. This linguistic variety has developed for many reasons, including colonialism, conflict immigration and cultural sharing. For these reasons and more, some countries are more multilingual than others; here are the top five!(…)


What Language Should I Be Learning?

Almost anyone can name at least one language they want to learn, no matter the reason. While Japanese is useful to understand manga and anime, knowing Korean will allow you to explore K-pop from a whole different perspective, and Spanish will come in handy if you ever plan to travel to the paradisiac beaches of(…)


Two great newspapers to help you learn French

Newspapers are an incredible resource when you are learning a language. No, seriously. Even if you find world news currently too miserable and foreboding, there is something interesting (or even maybe escapist?) to read in our newspapers. Don’t believe us? Then let us try to convince you! Here are some newspapers written in French that(…)