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23 February 2021

The idea of learning two languages at once sounds instantly appealing – after all, learning languages is one of our favourite things! But the answer to this question is more complicated, and it depends most of all on one further question: What is your motivation?

In this article, we consider the pros and cons of learning two languages at once.

16 February 2021

Spanish is the predominant language in numerous countries in Central and South America, as well as in Spain itself. It is even spoken in the Philippines and Equatorial Guinea, as well as the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. As a language, it is romantic, colourful and evocative of the cultures and cuisines of the Spanish-speaking world.

In this article, we consider the similarities and differences between Castilian Spanish (the predominant language of Spain) and Latin American Spanish.

08 December 2020

Japan is a land of natural wonders, exceptional animation and uniquely delicious food. It is also the world’s third-largest economy, after the United States and China – and the UK’s recent Japanese trade deal could change the shape of our longer-term business relationship with this major economy. In this article, we share a few interesting facts and figures about Japanese language and culture.

14 July 2020

Getting to grips with a host of unknown words is a part of the language-learning journey, but there are plenty of ways to improve your vocabulary without too much stress and struggle. This article introduces some effective vocabulary-building techniques that you can use to fast-track your language learning experience.

05 May 2020

English is the global language of business, the most widely spoken language in the world, and the native language of some of the most inventive scientists and engineers the world has ever seen – but it can also be tricky to learn until you master some of its golden rules and irregularities.

In this article, we explore English language and culture via cups of tea, irregular verbs and a trip to the seaside.

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