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Off the Beaten Track… Rio de Janeiro

Off the Beaten Track… Rio de Janeiro

Famous for its impressive landscapes and carnival atmosphere, Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil’s top attractions. Often confused as the capital of Brazil, Rio has plenty to offer, but how about visiting some of its lesser known attractions?

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Essential phrases you need for the World Cup

Essential phrases you need for the World Cup

Whether you’re lucky enough to be heading to Brazil this June, or if you’re just going to be catching the games at home with some friends, knowing some of the local lingo will be both useful and impressive – though perhaps on different levels depending on your location!

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Motivation is Key to Learning a Language

Motivation is Key to Learning a Language

Tackling a new language isn’t easy. Like many people my language learning story began and ended in secondary school. After several years of French and one year of German, I could still only say the basics like ‘hello’ and ‘where is the cinema?’ so as soon as I had the option to drop them, I did.

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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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