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5 Things You Should Know Before Learning Turkish

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If you are planning to learn Turkish, you probably already know some of its most noticeable differences with English, like its alphabet. But the more you study the language, the more discrepancies appear! Let’s explore some below. 1. Turkish Has a Different Word Order One of the things many learners are not aware of before embarking(…)


12 Simple Russian Phrases You’re Guaranteed to Need

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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(…)


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(…)


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(…)


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(…)


5 great films to help you learn German

Learning German? There are many great movies that you can watch to improve your German skills. Click here to discover the best films to help you learn German!

So, you’re learning German, but you have a lot to do and never find the time to practise. We hear you! Why not find a German film to watch? Films are a great way to learn a new language, giving you exposure to pronunciation, colloquialisms, and a range of accents and dialects. So, where do(…)


Meet 5 of the most multilingual countries in the world 

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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?

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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(…)