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Why Are Accents Important?

Accents are an important part of our identity. Accents gives clues about who we are, the community we belong to or wish to belong to, and they are also important for those getting to grips with a new language.

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What is slang? And do we need to learn it?

Slang is a way of belonging. It emanates from “the different communities we have membership of”, and that it illuminates and defines the “innate values and strategies for belonging” within those

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How best to learn vocabulary and improve your memory

US Memory Champion, Chester Santos: “You need to make it more exciting,” . By creating a context for the seemingly random word you’re trying to remember, you use more of the brain and “make something

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The best way to learn a language

Polyglot, writer and filmmaker Alex Rawlings presents the new series of More Than Words, Rosetta Stone’s podcast about all things language learning. In Episode 1, his three expert guests – cognitive

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Language Learning in Lockdown

Our new survey shows that during 2020 there has been a surge in language learning in the UK. Published for International Mother Language Day (21st of February), the survey of UK respondents is an annual

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Top languages for working abroad 2021

CEO of recruitment firm DMCG Global, Justin McGuire, gives his prognosis for the jobs markets in the time of lockdown. Where are the growth industries? Which countries are booming? Can we work in them

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Brits still want to work abroad (despite Brexit) – here’s why

Recruitment specialist Natasha Stark talks through the new survey by Rosetta Stone. It suggests that while a small number of Brits may have given up dreams of working abroad after Brexit, many are still

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What Black Friday means – for you

Black Friday is now a term that most people in Europe are familiar with too, but do you know what it means?

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How language learning helps us de-stress and stay cheerful

Language learning is a discipline that demands routine and dedication. Qualities that are very productive for de-stressing and giving structure to our days – something that is particularly lacking

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‘More than Words’ Podcast. Episode 1: Language and Culture

very first episode of the new Rosetta Stone Podcast ‘More than Words’. Listen as Alex Outhwaite talks to Susie Dent (writer, broadcaster and Countdown legend) and Even Edinger (travel vlogger,

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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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