Why English is the universal language
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Why English is the universal language

Up to 1.8 billion people in the world speak English. But how did a language that was only spoken by people living in the British Isles 500 years ago become so widespread? Let’s find out why English is the universal language. The British Empire The growth of English is all to do with politics. After...

Learning a new language is great for your career
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Learning a new language is great for your career

It is common knowledge that having more than one language under your belt is great for career development. But what are the actual business benefits of speaking a second language? And how exactly does it help with career development? Well, let’s find out.   Work overseas If you long to travel while working and spend...

The secret to learning a new language successfully
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The secret to learning a new language successfully

Want to know the secret to making your attempt at learning a new language more successful? Want to find out what will keep you motivated and learn much faster? Well, that secret is…confidence. “Confidence comes from not always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.” -Peter T. Mcintyre Yes, that secret might not...

Sound like a native speaker with idioms
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Sound like a native speaker with idioms

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, an idiom is: “A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.” The main difference between a fluent speaker and someone who is learning a language is obvious: the fluent speaker knows how to use idioms. Every language has a...

Mistakes to avoid when learning a language
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Mistakes to avoid when learning a language

Don’t let these mistakes get in the way when you learn a new language, learn to avoid or overcome them and you are guaranteed to succeed! Here are the biggest mistakes to avoid when learning a language. Fear of making a mistake You might enjoy writing and reading in a different language, but when it...