Tag Archives: Learning

Learning a Language through Social Media

There’s a lot of things to be said about social media, both good and bad, and chances are there is at least a couple of social media apps on all of our phones. We know about the importance of networking, creating the right image, even using the latest meme to get our point across, but(…)


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

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(…)


How Politics May Determine Your Next Language

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(…)


Is Artificial Intelligence a Thing of the Past?

BASIC, C, C++, COBOL, FORTRAN, Ada, Pascal. For those of you who spot a foreign language in your midst, you are absolutely correct: the above are examples of computer programming languages learned and perfected by many a programmer around the world. When you want to speak to a computer to get it to do what(…)


How Does A.I. Compare to Human Intelligence?

For the Sci-Fi fans among us, we have this famous Terminator quote—and gesture—down pat. Some of us grew up using it, some of the geekier ones might argue that “I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle” is a much more memorable quote from the franchise, but this one is the one that really(…)


Beach Reads: First Novels in Original Languages

In our final look at first novels in original languages, we’re imagining we’re on a beach somewhere in an exotic location. There is just enough shade so that we can read our books without the pages glaring up at us, and hopefully there’s a cocktail waiting for us just off to the side as well.(…)


Language Hero: Cristiano Ronaldo

It is not often we get to say nice things about celebrities. Usually when they’re doing something good, we see it as an act of self-promotion and little else. Or perhaps we’re just a little jealous of their lifestyle and are being generally unkind. We will leave that for you to decide. However. This week,(…)


What Are Contact Clauses?

Although they are a fairly common feature of spoken and written English, contact clauses, a relative clause sub-type, may be difficult to grasp for students learning English. Relative Clauses Before investigating contact clauses, let’s first define the relative clause. A relative clause is a subordinate clause that consists of a subject and a verb, and it functions(…)


4 Fantastic International Schools in France

When deciding to move your family to another country your children will naturally be one of your biggest concerns. Choosing schools can be hard enough in your home country and it’s even more difficult when you have to pick from local schools, international schools or even bilingual schools. If you do decide to send to(…)