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Don’t let lack of resources stop you being resourceful

Meet Ernestine Lyons, life-long language learner, and recent speaker at the international polyglot conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Find out how she is using her passion for languages to encourage others.

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How Learning Mandarin Chinese Changed My Life

Why immersion works for me: It was that attitude, and his unwillingness to speak to us in our native tongue, that forced me to become a conversational speaker.

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How language helped me get the job!

Read inspiring stories of how languages open new doors, create new opportunities and help you get that job

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10 essential Mandarin travel phrases

Watch the video above to learn some essential phrases that you might need to travel in China.

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International Friendship Day! – Let’s celebrate together!

Our learners and friends to share some thoughts and experiences about how they have met important people in their lives, through language learning

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A citizen of the world needs language skills – but only 1 in 4 expats are fluent

More and more people are moving abroad for work, but are their language skills up to it? – A survey by expat networking site, internations, suggests not: Only 1 in 4 speak the local language fluentl...

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Get ready for Russia! – with Irina

Irina lives in Moscow where she teaches and blogs about Russian. She told us how Russia is getting ready for the World Cup, linguistically and culturally, and gave us her tips for who will win

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Life-long learning on the road

Ever wondered how truck drivers cope with language barriers as they travel across Europe? – Meet Pete, who learnt his languages on the road

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Learning Chinese with Rosetta Stone

Shu provides us with a video update on her – considerable – progress. She has been learning a lot about the language of food – as she cooks it. Have a look!

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Meet the intrepid linguist Michele

I was keen to interview Michele. Not just because she is so well travelled, but because she has such a genuine passion for languages. She has learnt several languages already, including achieving fluency

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Why Mum’s education is important too

Pursuing further education as a mother not only brings multiple personal benefits, it can also lead to better educational outcomes for children too.

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International Women Speak with Confidence

To celebrate international women’s day, we’ve asked some female leaders, travel bloggers and language learners to tell us about how languagues have changed their lives.

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