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Heather Keagan

6 Useful Japanese Phrases for Your Trip!

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Japan is a beautiful place to explore, visit, and work. Depending on your needs, desire, or even length of your stay, it may be incredibly helpful for you to learn Japanese. Japan uses Kanji (adapted Chinese symbols) and Katakana (for foreign words) and Hiragana (used with kanji for almost everything else) and is most definitely(…)


10 Awesome Mandarin Phrases for Your Trip to China

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A country with such variety, China has a little bit of something for everyone. Beijing has the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. Shanghai has Huangpu river cruises and the Jade Buddha temple, and of course, there is so much more to see in between! Whether you’re going there for work or pleasure, these Mandarin phrases(…)


10 Helpful Phrases for Tourists in Germany

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Germany is one of the most beautiful counties I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit. Within one city you can find the most amazing mixture of new and old architecture, museums devoted to some of the darkest periods of history, light-hearted coffee houses, and street entertainers mixed in with underground pubs. If you find yourself(…)


Oh Mio Dio! Phrases and Gestures to Avoid Using in Italy

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Italy is an amazing country to explore and visit, especially if you’re learning the language. You’ll have more than enough opportunities to practice a few key phrases while drinking a caffé or chowing down on some delicious antipasti. Coming from North America, you may find some cultural differences in Italy that are hard to adjust(…)


4 of the Most Terrifying Must-See Korean Horror Movies

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Korean horror movies are some of the weirdest and goriest mash of paranormal events, family relationships, and amputations you will ever see. That being said, there are some definite gems mixed in with the strange. We’ve compiled a list of 4 amazing Korean horror movies for you to sink your teeth into (from the safety(…)


Study Abroad in Mexico: 3 Amazing Universities

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Many people look to Europe when planning their year abroad or when thinking of studying in a new and foreign land. However, Mexico may just be the ticket you’ve been looking for. Mexico has a distinctly Latin American feel, with a much different day-to-day lifestyle than Canada or the United States. It’s got a rich(…)


Your Survival Guide to Italian When in Italy

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Maybe you’re planning a trip to Italy or you’ve met an attractive Italian-speaking someone and you want to sweep them off their feet. Perhaps you have an amazing restaurant in Little Italy you want to visit or your Nona is visiting from the old country and you can’t speak a word to her. Regardless of(…)


Study Abroad in Italy: Top 3 Universities

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Italy is a country rich in history, culture and beauty. It’s easy to see why someone would want to live there, although many people often overlook how prestigious it can be to study in Italy. The oldest University in the Western world is the University of Bologna, which was founded in 1088, and still stands(…)


How to Make Your English Sound More Natural

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Learning English is incredibly difficult, which is something non-native speakers of English don’t always understand. The English language is insane, with rules that almost always have exceptions, homophones, homonyms, gerunds, and a ton of other things that make the language incredibly tricky to speak with native proficiency. So what’s an English language learner to do?(…)


Hep to the Step, Hep to the Lingo: What is Jive?

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Language can define a generation; just look at the effect the internet, with sites like Tumblr, Vine, and Reddit, has had on the way we speak today. Groovy vernacular was common in the 60s, while the 80s was rad,  perhaps even tubular. What about the age of jazz during the 30s and the 40s? Whaddya(…)