Monthly Archives: July, 2016

When Cervantes Roamed the Earth: The King of Spanish Literature

So far in our look at some of our most famous language maestros, we have unfairly concentrated on those whose native language was English. This week we intend to redress that balance by looking at the master of Spanish literature, Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes has long been considered the greatest writer in the Spanish language,(…)


Language Close-up: Hindi in India

In our final look at the languages of India we are going to concentrate on the most widely spoken language you will hear across the country, which is, of course, Hindi. Join us as we look at its history, writing system and dialects, and where you are most likely to hear it.   A history(…)


Will English Still Be The Lingua Franca In The EU? #Brexit

Europe is still reeling from the effect of #brexit, but is the English Language in jeopardy? A few weeks ago, Britain held a referendum to decide whether it should remain within the EU or whether it should leave. In awe, 49% of the country woke up to the disappointing news that the other 51% voted(…)


The Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in India

Last week we discovered that there is an astonishing wealth of languages spoken across India, ranging from widely spoken ones such as Hindi and English, to those at threat of extinction, such as those of the Great Andamanese family. This week, we would like to give you a more realistic look at the most commonly(…)