The Afrikaans Language
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The Afrikaans Language

Afrikaans is one of the modern antique spoken languages in South Africa. What makes this language so unique? ...

Cape Town Slang 101
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Cape Town Slang 101

Cape Town is such a mix of different cultures and languages, therefore it’s a given that the city would have its very own “language” or slang. And boy, Cape Town’s slang is unique!   Here’s a list of the most popular Capetonian slang words and what they actually mean: Ag (ah-ch): To show resignation or...

The Language Debate in SA
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The Language Debate in SA

The need to construct a national multilingual identity has never been more vital in South Africa – especially now amid the turmoil with students in the country. Yet the language debate in SA continues with no end in sight.   The Language Debate in SA – Where we stand Efforts to implement multilingual language policies...

Teen can speak fluent Spanish after waking up from coma
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Teen can speak fluent Spanish after waking up from coma

A teenager from Georgia, America, can speak fluent Spanish after waking up from a coma after being kicked in the head during a soccer game.     Reuben Nsemoh (16) was playing goalie for his team when he was accidentally kicked in the head. The kick to the head was so bad, he started having...

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...

What is the origin of human language?
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What is the origin of human language?

We may never know for sure the origin of human language, but it’s still worth a try to look at what we know so far about our primary form of communication. We ain’t nothin but mammals All animals communicate with each other, and humans are no exception. We are the only animals to have developed...

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