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Why Language Learning Shouldn’t Be A New Year’s Resolution

Why Language Learning Shouldn’t Be a New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of the year again. Be it social media, your local newspaper or even your closest buddy. They’re all on about their New Year’s resolution. From exercising more to spending less, the resolutions are as diverse as the people that make them. Learning a language shouldn’t be one of them.

7 Exciting Facts About the Japanese Language

7 Exciting Facts About the Japanese Language

Japan is a country that is known for fast bullet trains, extremely polite citizens, manga, anime (graphic comics) and of course, Pokemon! But the Japanese language is one of the oldest languages in existence and it is gaining popularity in the modern world, with more and more speakers learning it as a second or third language.  It’s not just the Japanese culture that’s fascinating but...

English Teachers Wanted! Countries in Demand for English Teachers

English Teachers Wanted! Countries in Demand for English Teachers

English is a global business language and hence it is not surprising how the demand for learning English is growing exponentially. While English is a requirement for many to migrate to or survive in an English-speaking country, there are many more who take up English for higher education or to advance their careers and/or business. Just as the demand for English students is increasing, there is...

A Beginner’s Guide to South Korean Culture

A Beginner’s Guide to Korean Culture

The Hallyu is a global phenomenon that is sending the millennials into a frenzy. Hallyu or a South Korean wave is taking over the world and how! With Kpop (Korean pop music) and Kdrama (Korean drama) luring music and tv enthusiasts by the millions, the ever-expanding fanbase for all things Korean is only increasing. But there is a lack of awareness of the greater South Korean culture. We decided...

Differences Between Mexican Spanish and Castilian Spanish

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Spanish is a language that has users in Central and Southern America as well as Spain, in Europe. With over 500 million speakers across 23 countries, Spanish is also a romance language, deep-rooted in poetry and art.  However, the Spanish spoken in Central America is very different from that spoken in Spain. While the language shares its roots and is identical in structure, there are some subtle...

9 Interesting Facts About Kerala and Malayalam


There is a saying amongst the international diaspora of Malayalees, speakers of the Malayalam language, that you will find a Malayalee in every corner of the world. Most Malayalam speakers are bilingual (English is their second language), and this enables them to adapt easily to a country or culture that is unfamiliar to them. Malayalam speakers are mostly found in Kerala, a state in the southern...

5 Popular Indian Languages After Hindi

India is the largest country in South Asia and the second most populated country in the world. The word “Indian” comes from Sindhu, a local name for the Indus River. There are many things India is known for; spicy cuisine (Butter Chicken is definitely our favorite), Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, vibrant festivals, cricket, and yoga. However, the diversity of languages in India is not...

Why Swahili Should Be the Next Language You Learn


Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, is the lingua franca of the East African Community (EAC). With about 24 million native speakers and another 80 million who speak it as a second language, both in Africa and in countries outside of the continent. Swahili is an African language that is well known all around the globe. It’s the official language in Kenya and Tanzania and it is also widely...

6 African Languages You Need to Learn

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Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, that holds valuable natural resources and still pristine nature. With inhabitants numbering in the billions (1.3 billion to be exact), Africa is second only to Asia, in terms of size and population. Amongst the many treasures Africa has to offer, for us language enthusiasts, there’s no shortage of African languages and vibrant cultures...

20 Famous People That Can Speak a Variety of Languages

20 Famous People That Can Speak a Variety of Languages

Learning languages has been an essential part of many celebrity lives across the globe. At times it is to fit into a character, communicate with a wider audience, or they may have picked it up while living abroad. Many famous celebrities have discovered the great benefits of learning another language.

St. Patrick’s Day Around The World

St. Patrick's Day Around The World

St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Traditionally, the festival was a religious feast-day in 17th century which has now evolved into a celebration like no other.

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