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The Hong Kong Protests

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?

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(…)


The Future of Translation, Technology and the Fall of Language Barriers

The fear, or assumption, that technology will one day break down all language barriers and replace the need for anyone to learn a foreign language may not quite be an age old one, but it is something that those involved in all the intricacies of learning, studying, and teaching languages do digress on from time(…)