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Learning a Language: A Fast and Efficient Way to Learn and Remember More Vocabulary

There are quite a few techniques you can use to help you learn and remember vocabulary in a new language.  In a previous post, we explored how to remember words by associating them with an image in your mind.  In this post, we look at how to associate words with other words to help you…
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Travelling Corner: Why CAMPING is cool!

I’ve tried hotels, hostels & BnBs and I must admit camping is definitely my favourite. I find camping the best option for accommodation when travelling in summer (or to warmer countries). While recently camping, I thought about why I prefer camping over other types of accommodation. Below are my thoughts on why I find camping…
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Book Review: Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier

“Life is not what we live; it is what we imagine living” (p. 436) A masterpiece. This is an excellent reading companion to Lisbon; it is rich, powerful and beautiful. It tries to answer existential questions by exploring one’s life and soul, our ancestors and socio-political influence. The philosophical side of the book gives new…
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Learning a Language: Learn French with BLS online & FREE!

As you remember, we introduced a new series of blog posts where we teach you some useful phrases in different languages. Sounds amazing? And it’s FRENCH today! Are you planning your summer holiday in the south of France? Do you travel frequently to Paris? Do you dream of exploring French-speaking Africa? If so, we would…
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Travelling Corner: 4 Ideas for a Weekend in Edinburgh

If you would like to visit a historic place with amazing museums, galleries, cafes, restaurants, green spaces and super kind people, you need to go to Edinburgh! I went there for a weekend and here are my highlights: Royal Botanic Garden Wow. It’s such a beautiful garden and the greenhouse is just breath-taking (look at…
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Learning a Language: Learn Vocabulary Faster with 6 Fun Games

We published an article on how to learn vocabulary around a month ago, but I wanted to explore the topic even further and give you some more motivation and ideas on how to learn vocabulary. There are many techniques you can use to learn vocabulary through reading, listening, moving around and being serious, crazy or…
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700 Reasons to Learn a Language: Do Businesses Need Languages?

Today, I would like to share with you some reasons businesses should consider investing in language learning education. I wouldn’t narrow it to those businesses who export or trade internationally; moreover, the below examples are mainly related to the international and tourist fields. It’s obvious that languages play an important role in international business, but…
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On Translation: Friend or Foe, Important or Useless? What Should We Make of Machine Translation?

Machine translation (MT) is the use of computer software to translate text or speech from one language to another.  It automates the process of translation.  At its most basic level, MT substitutes words in one language for words in another.  By itself, that cannot produce a good translation as texts need to be seen as…
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Travelling Corner: Prague with Kids

Planning to visit Prague with your kids? I visited Prague with my daughter and would like to share some of our favourite spots. Let’s start! Aquapark & Ice-rink If you’re into sport, you will enjoy going to sport centres in Prague. I particularly enjoyed the aqua park AquaDream Barrandov which is not far away from…
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Learning a Language: Learn Spanish with BLS online & FREE!

We would like to introduce a new series of blog posts/videos where we teach you some useful phrases in different languages. Sounds amazing? Let’s start with Spanish!   Are you planning your summer holiday in Spain? Do you travel frequently to Madrid? Do you dream of exploring South America? If so, we would like you…
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