Which language should I learn after English?

for native English speakers and those who have already achieved proficiency in English, the issue of which is the next most useful language to learn is more nuanced. Here are some questions and answers

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Bad Translations

When we first come to a foreign language our instinct is to seek translations. It’s a very natural approach, but translating is not the most effective or enjoyable way to learn. It’s hard mental

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Where does the word Europe come from?

There are several theories for where the word Europe comes from. To mark European Day of Languages (26th of September) we have answered this question and several other questions about European languages,

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Add a new language to your CV

While it may take a long time before you can really do business in a new language, the appreciation and kudos you get with a few well-spoken greetings is easy to achieve. By starting to learn a new language

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Explore 24: Korean for K-Pop

The recent success of Korean boy-band, BTS, with their hit ‘Dynamite’ is a reminder of what a good year it has been for Korean culture. This has been supported by a surge in people learning

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Explore 24: the most popular non-European languages

Now Rosetta Stone gives you access to all 24 languages it teaches, there’s a great opportunity to explore some of the less-well-known ones. Why not explore the sights and sounds of Vietnamese, Korean,

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How to command your dog in different languages!

owners can help maintain the physical and mental well-being of their older dogs by changing routines and adjusting interaction patterns.

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Educating Yorkshire’s Matthew Burton on staying ‘educationally active’ with language learning

Keeping educationally active is really important, and a great way to do this is by starting to pick up a new language. This can help keep children engaged, develop their independence and resilience...

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How to choose which language to learn

It is worth thinking about which motivation it is that is most important to you. Think hard enough about your core motivation and it should point towards a specific language.

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How to learn a language without translations

Translation is a barrier to effective language learning. It requires a lot of mental energy and repetition to memorise, and it makes us slower and clumsier speakers. Discover the most efficient and enjoyable

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The 15/30 method

A great way to build habits is to attach the new and challenging ones we want to develop to the existing, comfortable ones we already have in our day. This way, we can trigger ourselves to tackle the tough

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PODCAST: ‘Language as a necessity and a joy’

Travel vlogging from your home town, learning during lockdown and where to go when it’s over. – Alex Outhwaite answers all these questions and more in the podcast above.

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