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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(…)


A Virus that Affects us all – even Boris Johnson

On April 5 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized and later moved into intensive care after showing severe symptoms of the coronavirus infection. While he’s not on a ventilator, Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to stand in for him while he is sick. With Mr Johnson’s prognosis so uncertain, Raab is expected(…)


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(…)


Four great newspapers to help you learn Spanish

The best way to learn any language is to take your study material from a range of sources, both those intended for language students and those for native speakers. Newspapers are perfect for this! They can be a great way to gauge how your studies are going, and teach you the most current vocabulary as(…)


4 Best Newspapers To Help You Learn Arabic

Newspapers are one of the best resources you can use when learning a language. By reading the very latest news you’ll expose yourself to the most relevant language, gaining an understanding through a range of Arabic speakers. Learning Arabic and want to know which newspapers to look for? We can help! Here are the best(…)


The three best newspapers to help you learn Italian

Keeping up to date with the news is one of the best ways you can truly absorb a language. You get to know what people are speaking about in that language today, learn colloquialisms and slang, and pick up a range of ways people express themselves when sharing the news. The internet has given us(…)


The Hong Kong Protests

The Hong Kong protests seem to have been raging for months now, filling global news with images of violent clashes between masked protestors and police. A lot of controversy surrounds these protests and the governmental decisions that led to them. If you’re currently studying Mandarin, news stories covering these protests are a wealth of resources(…)