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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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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 […]

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Returning to Study as a Teacher Part 2

LJ M. shares second part of his amazing experience in studying again and how this helped him to becoming a better teacher. The Challenges People are mostly aware of the challenges, just as I was at the beginning. These challenges include naysayers, time, lack of energy, self-doubt and finances. That did not stop my friends […]

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Returning to Study as a Teacher

For many professionals, continuing studies presents an opportunity to develop professionally and personally. Whichever the level of study you undertake, there is always an amount of planning and sacrifice involved. I was aware of this when I decided to pursue a post-graduate course, but my motivations initially made me ignore these two important points. As […]

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LEARN TO SAY GOODBYE IN 12 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

There are many instances where we bid adieu for a certain period of time to someone we love, to a friend or to a place so dear. Saying goodbye can mean a lot of things. Most often than not, we utter it with a mix of emotions, in good faith and in the hope that […]