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Here’s how your brain changes when you learn a language – what a University of Tokyo study showed us
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In a joint research project with EF Education First and the University of Tokyo, it was revealed for...

14 (more) Japanese words with no English translations
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While my first post about Japanese words with no English translation was centered around words that ...

12 weird German phrases we should all be using
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German is one of the 10 most widely-spoken languages in the world, and an official language in sever...

Learn German with these 5 free podcasts
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You dream of conducting a perfect German conversation, but your commitment to it can swiftly disappe...

Why learn Russian
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What comes to mind when you think of Russia? Cold weather, large hats and an endlessly complex langu...

3 reasons why I learned Spanish (and why you should too)
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“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.”– Charles VSpanish ...

3 ways to trick your brain into learning a new language
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Learning a new language is incredibly rewarding and fun, but there are times when our brains seem to...

7 language facts that will blow your mind
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The future of how we’ll communicate is a source of heated debates – here’s our take if you’re curiou...

Why investing in your language skills is the best thing you can do for your career
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It’s no secret that being fluent in a second language can help you get ahead in your career. Making ...

EF Insights: 4 surprising things about how we learn languages
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There is a lot of received wisdom about learning a foreign language: That you have to start young, t...

10 fun facts about languages
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There are an estimated 7,000 languages in the world, from Mandarin Chinese spoken by nearly a billio...

And the most spoken languages in the world are…
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How many languages do you think there are in the world? 1000? 3000? 5371? You’re getting closer. Acc...