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Is the Road to Brexit Paved with Good Intentions? Here’s How Britons Will Be Affected

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Following the UK vote to leave the European Union last year, a lot of EU and UK passport holders alike have found themselves facing an uncertain future. There’s no denying that Brexit will bring about some really big changes, some may prove to be risky, while others will benefit the United Kingdom’s citizens as a(…)


A Language Chronicle of Albanian and the Land of the Eagles

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It’s all very well being a champion of all things languages, but what’s the point in that if there are a vast amount of languages that we still manage to overlook? We’d like to rectify that, or at least, begin to. Let’s start with a look at Albanian, a language that might not sit high(…)


The Rise of Welsh

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Think of Wales, and you might think of stunning landscapes, Doctor Who and Torchwood being filmed in Cardiff, and a whole lot of rain. It’s ‘the other country’ people seem to forget when talking about the UK or Great Britain, the butt of some very poor taste jokes about sheep (you know the ones), and(…)


Music and Language: 10 Artists Who Inspire Language Learning

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We might have mentioned this once or twice before, but we are big believers that listening to music is a great way to help you learn a language. Our message here today is twofold; first, to give you a few examples of non-English artists who might enhance your own language learning journey, and second, to(…)


How Politics May Determine Your Next Language

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What do you consider when you are choosing a language to study? Is it the relative ease to pick it up, future job prospects, for deepening the enjoyment of the place you’re going to travel to? Or maybe simply because it’s the popular language to study right now. But then… what is it that makes(…)


Encouraging Second Languages in Schools: Part 2

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There’s a joke that lurks around places like Reddit and Tumblr for language lovers, and it goes a bit like this: If you know three languages, you are trilingual. If you know two languages, you are bilingual. If you know one language, you are a native English speaker – variants on the joke tend to(…)


Encouraging Language Learning in Schools Around the World: Part 1

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We all know that speaking more than one language is a plus in anyone’s life, for multiple reasons, right? And that whilst the responsibility for anything we learn should probably start in the home, the importance of language learning means that schools should play a hugely important role in encouraging students to learn an additional(…)


How to Step Up Your Language Game with Upcoming Brexit

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English might be perceived as the lingua franca of this world, and we’ve touched on many reasons why that’s not the case, but what happens when the United Kingdom leaves the EU, leaving behind it 27 other nations who, by majority, do not have English as an official language? Will English still be listed as(…)


A Beginner’s Starter Guide to Learning Russian

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There’s a lot to love about the idea of learning Russian. You’ll be able to read some of the greatest classical writers (think Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Nabokov, just to name a few), you’ll have access to awesome Russian music and films, and you’ll be able to navigate your way around one of the most beautiful(…)


The Language Behind Science

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Scientists, those of us in pursuit of knowledge rather than lining our pockets or seeking our own personal gain, can be relied upon to be the most neutral of the neutral, the pinnacle of unbiased thinking in a world that is so tarnished by opinion and personal point of view. Right? Mmm, sort of. Science,(…)