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How Being A Polyglot Can Do Wonders For Your Career Abroad

These pieces of information though would not mean much to you if you are currently satisfied with your career in your home country. But what if you want to pursue better opportunities overseas? Or you simply want to have the amazing experience of living and working abroad? If you have these dreams and plans, learning …

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Why I am ‘(re-)Learning’ Irish 15 Years after ‘Studying’ it at School

Irish (also known as ‘Gaelic’) is the national language of the Republic of Ireland but as you probably already know, the vast majority of people in Ireland speak English as their first language. The total number of native speakers of Irish in Ireland today is somewhere between 20-30,000 people (primarily in Irish-speaking regions called Gaeltachtaí). …

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FluentU Review

FluentU is a new website and iPhone app that offers a platform where you can access video clips in your target language based on your level in the language with double subtitles (target language and English).FluentU comes both in freemium and 2 premium versions (US$8 or US$18/month). At the moment, the following languages are available …

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HelloTalk Review

HelloTalk Review

HelloTalk is a language partner app that I recently tried out for Russian, Romanian and Ukrainian (there are more than 100 languages to select from). The app comes as freeware and also as a premium version priced at €0.99/month or €8.99/year. The premium version offers, amongst other features, unlimited translation, transliteration, transcription, chat history and …

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5 Top Differences between Dutch in the Netherlands and Belgium (featured)

5 Top Differences between Dutch in the Netherlands and Belgium

Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands and one of Belgium’s 3 official languages (along with French and German). In Belgium it is the predominant language in the northern province of Flanders. I have had the opportunity to live in the Netherlands (in Utrecht) for one year and Belgium (in bilingual Brussels) for 5. …

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Busuu Review

Busuu Review

Busuu has an intriguing name being the name of a near-extinct language in Cameroon. Busuu, the company, on the other hand is world’s largest social network for language learning – the polar opposite in terms of daily users to its namesake. Busuu offers its courses as a smartphone app and as a web based desktop …

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Why does Russian not have any major dialects

Why does Russian not have any major dialects?

Russian is today an official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as, in certain regions that are de jure part of Georgia (Abkhazia & South Ossetia), Moldova (Transnistria & Gagauzia), Ukraine (almost 10 oblasts), Romania (several municipalities in Tulcea and Constanța countries) and Norway (Russian EZ in Spitsbergen). Moreover, Russian is …

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Memrise Review

Memrise Review

Memrise’s website carries the slogan “We make learning languages and vocab so full of joy and life, you’ll laugh out loud.”. Certainly a different claim to other learning software. Memrise does not just focus on helping learners with languages but has over 300,000 courses. Memrise offers its courses as a smartphone app and as a …

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