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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(…)


The Geography and Diversity of Indigenous Languages Across the World

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There are thought to be almost 7,000 living languages spoken across the planet today. Only 6% of that number have more than one million speakers each, accounting for around 94% of the world population—a vastly disproportionate number. So what about all these other languages that don’t top popularity lists or language-most-essential-to furthering-your-career ones? They might(…)


Learn to Answer More Than Just Yes or No

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Probably two of the first words you will learn in your new second language are the equivalents of “yes” and “no”. These are essential words for communicating in any tongue and among those which you will use most often. However, after a while you will realise that you need to know more words than this(…)


You Could Be Wasting Your Time!

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There are many different ways to learn a foreign language and you should take the one which you feel most comfortable with. This means that we all learn differently but there are some common mistakes which many of us make and which only result in us wasting our time. Learning Weird Words I once worked(…)