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Building Communities – One Language At A Time

Building Communities - One Language At A Time

Dr. Alexander Waibel (2012) believes that it isn’t the lack of connectivity or the tools used to link one another but rather the absence of other forms, such as language and culture, which negatively affects the growing phenomenon of globalization and hinders the interdependence that is supposed to bring people across the world together.

Is Multilingualism a Necessity in Your Industry?

Is Multilingualism a Necessity in Your Industry?

More and more businesses are developing into multinational firms, and acquiring the skill of a foreign language could result in better career opportunities for the employee as well as higher productivity for the organization.  While it is widely accepted and encouraged to have a multilingual workplace today, some industries must be more proactive than others.

12 Spanish Words To Practice Sounding Like a Native Speaker

12 Spanish Words To Practice Sounding Like a Native Speaker

It’s usually said that in Spanish, we write as we pronounce. However, it’s not easy to catch our speed as when we speak, we tend to go really fast! There are sounds that don’t exist in other languages, such as our beloved “ñ” or our double r “rr” and, with the latter, one better be ready to roll their tongue. Here are 12 words with tricky pronunciation we are sure you can master with just bit of...

Tricky Tongue Twisters: Tough to Pronounce Arabic Words

Tricky Tongue Twisters: Tough to Pronounce Arabic Words

Arabic, a language spoken by more than 300 million people around the globe, has some heavy sounds that are hard for non-native speakers to pronounce accurately. However, once you master those sounds, it becomes pretty straightforward to articulate all the Arabic words perfectly.  Learn Arabic the easy way with our quick guide.

Something Borrowed – English Words with Foreign Origins

Something Borrowed - English Words with Foreign Origins

Studies suggest that the English language is one of the happiest languages in the world and is spoken by more than 1/4th of the global population. But, did you know that the second most spoken language in the world (inclusive of native and foreign speakers) is majorly dominated by words derived from the French and Latin language? Well, it is!

Halloween is here – Get your Language Treats with our 7 Simple Tricks

Halloween is here - Get your Language Treats with our 7 Simple Tricks

So, it’s been a while since you started learning a foreign language and the time has come to practice your skills in the ‘real’ world with other speakers of the language. “What if I get the grammar wrong? What if the pronunciation is completely off? Or I use the wrong word and get mocked?” Have you started thinking along the lines above? Has the fear or anxiety kicked in yet? Well, let’s stop you...

10 Reasons to Learn Languages Socially

10 Reasons to Learn Languages Socially

With the internet and technology affecting all human activities today, it’s no surprise that social media has become a vital part of our daily lives and how! Learning languages socially isn’t unheard of yet many still aren’t aware of the many advantages it offers. From vlogs and blogs to a time convenient group ‘chat’ session, social language learning can make you a fluent foreign language...

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