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30+ Essential Portuguese Phrases to Get By in Portugal

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How would you fare if we transported you to Portugal right now? Would you have enough Portuguese phrases under your belt to survive for a week? Oh, you wouldn’t? That’s all right. Then you have clicked on the right page. Although Portuguese tends to be overshadowed by French and Spanish, it’s still the official language(…)


Why English Remains Today’s Lingua Franca: Part 1

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Oh, fellow native English speakers, we hope you won’t object to us tarnishing us all with the same brush here, when we say that there is such an expectation of hearing English everywhere we go, that we are everything from surprised to alarmed when we realise that it isn’t. English is touted as the lingua(…)


English: More Than a Language – It’s a Business Tool

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Idle chatter ceases around the board room as the guest speaker loads their powerpoint up onto the projector, clicking on the first slide of the slideshow. The lights dim and the blinds are drawn, the glow from the projector casting the only light around the attendees who are sat, poised, waiting. The guest speaker takes(…)