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Common Thai Phrases for All Occasions

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Did you know that Thailand’s official nickname is The Land of Smiles? After visiting this breathtakingly beautiful country last summer, I can confirm that this is an apt description of the stunning Southeast Asian country, known for its lush jungles, vibrant cities, and happy people. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the pristine beaches(…)


Learn Spanish with Your Favorite Mexican Singers

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If I asked you to think about your Spanish teacher at school, how would you describe them? In my case, my Spanish teacher was a kind-faced woman who always carried a tape recorder from classroom to classroom. She would play popular songs from Mexican singers that she knew we loved (Luis Miguel was all the(…)


5 Original Christmas Presents for Language Lovers

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Can you hear the bells? Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re anything like us, you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect Christmas presents for your loved ones already. And, what better way to show your love than with a language-related gift? By giving away Christmas presents that promote language learning, you can help(…)


What Are the Top 4 Languages for Business?

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Have you ever wondered “what are the top 4 languages for business?” With the globalization of the economy and the prevalence of technology in the global market, more and more businesses are conducted across borders. And, according to experts, this trend will only continue as companies look to tap into new physical and digital markets(…)


Why Learn a Foreign Language Online?

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In today’s world, technology has become increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives. From the way we communicate with each other, to the way we conduct business, it seems the reach of technology will only increase in the near future. This is certainly true in the fascinating world of language teaching and learning. With the advent(…)


The Most Widely Spoken Languages of Africa: A Concise Guide

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Have you ever stopped to think how many “languages of Africa” are there? With 2,000 languages spoken on the African continent, it’s clear that Africa is one of the most linguistically diverse regions in the world. But don’t worry. If you’re thinking about traveling around the African continent for tourism or business,  you won’t need(…)


Learn Spanish with Pronunciation Games

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Learning Spanish can be tough, and one of the hardest things is mastering its beautiful but unfamiliar sounds. This is not only because there are many Spanish phonemes that do not exist in English (we are looking at you, Spanish R!), but also because there are a few familiar letters that are pronounced differently than(…)


5 Easy Tips to Boost Your American English Speaking Skills

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If you studied English in a British school (or with a British English textbook!), you may be up for a big surprise once you arrive in America. Though the variety of English spoken in the US is only slightly different from British English in terms of grammar, the differences in pronunciation are much more noticeable.(…)


20 Mexican Slang Words and Spanish Phrases that You Need to Know

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If you’ve just arrived in Mexico and you cannot understand half of what the locals are saying, don’t start hyperventilating. You didn’t get on the wrong plane. The explanation is probably very simple: despite your efforts as a Spanish learner, you may be a bit lacking in the Mexican slang department. Knowing Mexican slang words(…)


Unique Indian Traditions to Know Before Traveling

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When most people think about India, the first thing that comes to mind is its many customs and traditions, from their striking religious imagery to their colorful clothes and carefully arranged meals. There are so many of them, in fact, that it can be difficult to know where to start. But one thing is for(…)