When thinking about the future, language might not be the first subject that comes to mind for you. But when imagining what the world might look like 10, 20, or even 30 years from now, it is a factor we should probably consider. With shifting political landscapes, and even our environment changing beneath our feet,(…)
So far, we’ve looked at the multilingual nations South Africa and India. In continuing our look at countries with multiple official languages, our next visit is to North America. Come with us as we look at the languages of the Great White North, the land known for its maple syrup, kindness, and Canucks (other hockey teams(…)
The ease or difficulty involved in learning another language is often a factor in which ones we choose to study. High-school students tend to go with French and Spanish for a reason: because these are easier and take less time to learn than, say Chinese, or Hungarian. But others love tackling the hard ones because(…)
If you’re considering taking up a new language as a hobby, you’re in good company: with more apps than we can handle to aid us linguistically, and organizations such as our good selves who are here to help you learn, the range of sources to help you tackle a language is truly astonishing. Not surprisingly,(…)
Paris, the city of love. Its mystique, beauty, and history are known throughout the world. It is a city filled with iconic monuments, arts and culture, and a thriving gastronomical scene. Paris stands as a symbol of romance, of hope, and of love. Here is a quick 5 minute guide to help you make(…)
Heading off to France soon? Don’t get on the plane before you know some basic French survival phrases. It’s no secret, after all, that there is tension between the French and the English, and for that reason, speaking in English doesn’t always get you the friendliest response. But if you make an effort to speak(…)
Few people think of Paris as a budget-friendly vacation destination, so any chance to save a few dollars is welcomed by travelers. Luckily, hostels are sprinkled throughout the city and offer vacationers the opportunity to stick to a budget (because, let’s face it–wouldn’t you rather spend that extra money at a wine bar?). Here are(…)
It is likely that at some point in your life, you have heard or even started a conversation about what animals sound like in different languages.
Thinking about learning a new language, but not sure which one? There may be more choices than you imagined.
Quick online quizzes claim to assess your foreign language skills. While high marks make you feel good, can you trust the results? We examine the value of pop-quizzes against formal tests from language websites to determine how best to test your language proficiency online.