How to learn a language online for free

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How to learn a foreign language Some people find learning a language easy, others struggle. Some prefer to learn in a formal class while others would rather work at it in private. Language study is not a one-size-fits-all hobby, and no single style of learning will appeal to all learners. … Read More

Quotes about languages

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The importance of learning a language Why learn a language? Well, it goes without saying that you will gain so much more from your new home country if you can make yourself understood! At the very least, you need to be able to shop, ask directions and eat. Further than … Read More

What are the hardest languages to learn?

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Language infographic We’ve looked at which are considered to be the easiest of languages to learn for native English speakers, and also which are the ‘best’ or most useful languages to learn for business. But which are the most difficult languages to learn? Some languages can be trickier than others. … Read More

How to earn money overseas

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Teach English overseas! Moving abroad can be quite a daunting experience, especially if you’re the spouse of a relocating partner. If you can’t speak the native language of the country you’re moving to, let’s face it, your career possibilities are somewhat minimised. This is where TEFL comes in. You can … Read More

Does being bilingual make you brainy?

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Does being bilingual make you cleverer

How the brain benefits from being bilingual – Infographic The brain benefits immensely from speaking two or more languages from improved cognitive skills, to developing denser grey matter, to improved decision making skills, and even delaying the onset of dementia. Bilingualism improves children’s test scores and critical thinking abilities, as … Read More

What to expect from a bilingual kindergarten

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What to expect from a bilingual kindergarten For almost 4 months now, LJ has been attending a German bilingual kindergarten. In Germany, children normally go to kindergarten (Kita) from 3 years old until about 6. This is the equivalent of nursery school (école maternelle). Kindergartens are not schools. For me, … Read More

Keeping up with the English!

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When to teach written English? One big challenge when bringing up English speaking children in a foreign speaking country, is when and how to introduce written English. It’s one thing to expect a child to learn to speak two languages at the same time, but is it an unnecessary pressure … Read More