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10 more fantastic facts about languages
4 min read 4 min

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 ...

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...

Online learning vs. in-person classes – what’s better?
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With ever-changing landscapes and new global challenges, educators and learners around the world hav...

8 Shakespearean insults to win arguments with your friends
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Do you usually lose arguments with your buddies? Are you often the butt of the joke in your friendsh...

5 feel-good Netflix shows to binge watch this fall
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Hey, you! Stop what you’re doing. Here’s an article that may just provide the inspiration you need t...

7 iconic TV shows to sharpen your British sense of humor
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The British sense of humor is characterized by a dry wit, like your mouth after eating a ton of spic...

10 reasons to love Boston
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One of the biggest cities in New England and perched on a stretch of beautiful North American coastl...

10 international films to help you learn a language
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Watching movies in a foreign language often requires a little more concentration than usual, particu...