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What’s the difference between Spanish in Spain and Latin America?

Did you know that Spanish is the official language of 21 countries? Other than in Spain, it is spoken in the majority of Latin...
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New feature: Study Plan – achieve your language learning goals

Setting a goal and sticking to it is an important first step when learning a language. Doing so also makes your overall learning experience...
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Can language learning make you happier?

When we think about what we do in our everyday life, we probably don’t make learning a new language a priority. Having a busy...
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How to immerse yourself in a language without going abroad

Immersing yourself in a foreign language without going abroad might not be as difficult as you think. Here's a brief example:  He is daring, adventurous...

Hand gestures in different cultures and what they mean

Hand gestures are a great way of reinforcing what you’re saying. But caution: They can mean different things in different cultures. Here are six hand gestures and...

How to get back into language study after a break

We all take breaks from learning a language. Perhaps you’ve taken time off over the summer and are now going back to school, college...

5 Brazilian Expressions That Will Make You Sound Fluent

Have you ever, when learning a language, heard an expression that didn't make any sense to you - yet all the locals seemed to...

7 hand gestures that will make you feel really Italian!

It’s hard to imagine someone speaking Italian without moving their hands and face, right? This is because gestures represent an essential part of Italian...

What’s the difference between a language and a dialect?

It’s often difficult to tell the difference between languages, dialects and accents. In fact, it's such a grey area that even linguists find it...
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10 fun British expressions (and what they mean)

If you go to UK to improve your English, or even just for a holiday, these 10 expressions might help you recognise some popular...