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5 reasons why you should learn French
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French is beautiful. It makes pastries like croissants and pain au chocolat sound like drops of heav...

Is “flow” the secret to happiness?
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Can you think of a time when you’ve been so engrossed doing something that everything else melted aw...

12 expressions about spring from around the world
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This time of year soaks us with new beginnings, bird songs and chocolate bunnies. The Germans have n...

10 Netflix teen drama shows to learn a language with
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Volume up, dubbing off. As these Netflix shows prove, you can learn a lot from fictional high school...

12 French words with no English translation
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French is known as a “poetic” language, but what does that really mean? It might be that the French ...

10 more fantastic facts about languages
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The wonderful world of language offers us endless opportunities for growth and communication and is ...

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 ...

Hobbies, soft skills and languages: 5 ways to improve your CV
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These days, having a good CV just isn’t good enough. To land the job or internship of your dreams, y...

How to make yourself more competitive in the job market: 5 tips
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Having a good education isn’t enough to land you your dream job in today’s competitive job market – ...

Learning a language abroad during COVID-19 – here’s what our students say
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Here at EF, we’re committed to opening the world through education and to making sure that learning ...

40 questions to make you a virtual pub quiz master
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During these strange and wacky days, where we all find ourselves with lots of spare time, people hav...