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14 “CUTE” TERMS OF ENDEARMENT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

We’ve rounded up 14 of our favorite terms of endearment from different countries around the world. They’re sweet, romantic …and no, they aren’t “mi amor” [Spanish] or “habibi” [Arabic]  kind of cliché.   Maybe you’ll start using them with your loved ones, or *ahem* a special someone. Have a read and take your pick! 1. روحي [Arabic] How it’s said: rouhi Meaning: […]

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12 COMMON KOREAN WORDS AND PHRASES

Did you know? The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels and it literally takes only one session to learn how to read and write it! The Korean language is becoming more and more popular around the world because of Korea’s booming economy and of course it’s popular and addicting K-pop, K-drama and delicious food. Join […]

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10 EMIRATI WORDS YOU’LL HEAR (IN ALMOST) EVERY CONVERSATION

Marhaba is the simplest form of greeting that’s used across all the Arabic speaking countries. Yeah, you’ve heard it and if you’re living or have lived in the Middle East then you surely know it (and possibly use it too!). In the Emirati dialect, the word el-saa’ is added after marhaba making it marhaba el-saa’, which […]

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Best Tips on Improving Your French Pronunciation

Here we  point out some good techniques for practicing pronunciation in general: ‘Paris ne s’est pas fait en un jour! In the UAE, when people choose to learn the French language, it is usually for business or travel purposes but we also see the occasional cheese, wine or fashion lover sign up for a course merely […]

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The Importance Of Making Grammar Meaningful

Here’s a brief lesson for you in Chinese Mandarin. The rules of conjugation are pretty straightforward and simple in Mandarin; there are no verb changes as everything is expressed in the present tense. It doesn’t matter whether you wish to express your plans for the future or describe something you did the previous day. It […]

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Why is Repetition Important to Learning?

As a parent, I find myself looking at my children’s homework and saying (either to myself or to other parents!): “They did this last year.” I’m probably right. They also did the same work the year before that, and the year before that. Science and history usually alternates a little each year, but they will […]

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6 Trending Jobs for Bilingual Employees

Being able to fluently speak in two or more languages makes you a highly eligible candidate in the job market today! The number of non-English Speakers is on the rise, so various organizations, from businesses to nonprofits, are in need of people with bilingual or multi-lingual skills. In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal, […]

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Top 10 Tips for Getting Your Child to Love language learning

In a globalized world, where mobility is facilitated, learning a language is a key skill. Not only does it help when travelling, it is also a great advantage for career prospects abroad. Acquiring a second language enables to develop various mental abilities at any age; however, there are considerable advantages to learning a language sooner […]