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In a world which often dismisses multilingualism, there’s hope yet! ‘The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages’ from The New Yorker highlights the ‘thriving online community of ardent linguaphiles’ who don’t just settle for one or two foreign la...

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BBC Trust Me I'm a Doctor

Good news scientifically confirmed! In episode 1 of series 8 of the popular BBC series on health, Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, Dr Michael Mosley and his team conduct a four-week experiment on a group of language learners. The results of the test demonstrate th...

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New Bien-dire Initial video

6 Jun 2018 15:15:46

Check out our new video that helps to explain the features and benefits of Bien-dire Initial, the audio magazine from France for beginner to intermediate learners of French.

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As a recent article in The Conversation neatly states, In medieval Britain, if you wanted to get ahead, you had to speak French. Post Brexit, the status of English as the dominant language of Europe is not as assured as many suppose--one only has to look ...

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Losing Language

8 Feb 2017 11:51:58

The impact of technology and migration is shaking up the face of Europe in unprecedented ways. The knock-on effect has been keenly felt in the individual languages spoken in the EU member states. Many observers have bemoaned the impact of English on natio...

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Voilà! The end to all your faux amis faux pas,

If you're learning a second language, then you know the frustration of making the same mistakes over and over again. Irregular verbs, silent letters, false friends: sometimes them seems as if they're all out t...

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Speak like a native with Spanish Tutor

One of the best ways to learn Spanish is to take lessons with a native speaker. But if you're like me and don't have the time to attend classes, or the money, the options look limited.

Well before you get all woe-betid...

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Six Reasons to Learn Spanish With a Sitcom


We've all been there: you want to learn a language but the thought of where to start is almost more difficult than the task itself. Not only that, but you haven't got time to pore over Spanish grammar books every day, so your dream of travelling the world...

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A recent article by David Arbesú on theconversation.com debates the potential disappearance of global language barriers in under a decade. With the advent of "live-translation" apps, technology experts predict that computers will soon replace the need for...

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This week, Oxford Dictionaries have chosen the new Word of the Year 2015: the ‘face with tears of joy’ emoji. Inspired by the increasing popularity of emojis amongst digital users of all ages, this choice indicates a shift in the way written communication...

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