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5 Tips for language learning in 2014

5 Tips for language learning in 2014

We’ve asked successful language learners in Europe how to set and achieve language-learning goals this year. Personal success stories prove that the intention to actually speak a new language combined with achievable milestones, makes the language-learning journey exciting and fun.

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MY WEDDING IN JAPAN

MY WEDDING IN JAPAN

Getting married? “That’s for crazy people!” I used to think. I thought I would get to my 50s as a single man. However, one day I found myself engaged to a Japanese woman, living in a country thousands of kilometers away from my home (Colombia, South America), immersed in such a strange but amazing culture!

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Top 10 New Year’s Eve traditions

Top 10 New Year’s Eve traditions

It’s that time of year again when people start making plans for New Year’s celebrations to say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. I thought this was the perfect time to discover how different cultures ring in the New Year. A lot of the traditions have one thing in common…food! One of our favourite traditions is from Spain where they eat twelve grapes at midnight.

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From Monolingual to Multilingual

From Monolingual to Multilingual

There is a joke I have heard on a couple of occasions that goes like this: What do you call someone who speaks two languages? – Bilingual. Three languages? – Trilingual. Four languages? – Quadralingual. One language? – American. It’s true. The average American doesn’t speak a second language.

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