Category Archives: serious

3 Perks of Being Multilingual in the Job Market

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In a globalising era such as ours, speaking more than one language has its obvious advantages. You can converse with members of varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds; you can traverse the world with a bit more ease, and you can talk about people in front of them without them even knowing. Come on, we’ve all(…)


Professional Benefits of Online Language Training

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If you are a professional, you know how important it is to constantly update yourself to be ahead of the game. Competition is fierce, and professionals need to learn the most in-demand skills if they want to stand out in the labour market. Knowing a foreign language will help you do just that. Yet, learning(…)


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(…)


A Virus that Affects us all – even Boris Johnson

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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(…)


South Africa’s “white only” places

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South Africa is a diverse nation with a mix of languages, cultures, religions, and of course, origins. It is a popular tourist destination and a great place to do business, known as the rainbow nation and home to places like Cape Town, Kruger National Park, and Table Mountain. It is also home to a number(…)


The Hong Kong Protests

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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(…)


What languages should students learn post-Brexit?

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Whatever the outcome of Brexit, UK students have a lot to think about in terms of which languages will be best for their future. Should they stick to European languages because of all these promises of a continued close relationship with our European counterparts? Or should students look further afield, setting their sights on learning(…)


Can the Words We Use Stop Climate Change?

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Climate change terminology used to be subject-specific vocabulary for those working in the fields of environmental science, but through both our scandal sheets and serious news has seeped into everyday conversation. Our world is changing, bearing scars as evidence of events that most scientists would argue we have brought on ourselves. The responsibility of creating(…)