Adelaide voted the best city for study English in Australia
Adelaide voted the best city for study English in Australia
Immigrants who speak English as a second language are more likely to pick up Aussie lingo
Esky, doona, capsicums — all dinky di Australianisms. But there is one particular Aussie word that immigrants go out of their way not to use.
How to improve independent travel: The one thing that will change travel for you forever
There's so much you miss out on when you can't speak to local people
Study finds non-English speaking migrants adopt Australianisms to fit in
For those born in the 'land down under', stringing together a sentence about eskies, barbies and thongs comes naturally.
Why Learning A Foreign Language On Your Annual Holiday Is So Important
It always starts with the swear words. And then the basics, then finally the interesting stuff.
Getting Drunk Makes You Speak A Foreign Language Better
Just in case you needed another excuse to get on the beers tonight.
Three Tips To Make Learning A Second Language Easier
Plus why kids are better at it than adults.
Why learning another language is still a sign of privilege
Foreign language learning is at its lowest level in UK secondary schools since the turn of the millennium – recent BBC analysis shows a drop of between 30% and 50% of students taking GCSE language courses in the worst affected areas in England.
Learn A New Language While Watching Netflix
Trying to learn a new language, but can’t find the time? Give your binge-watching a whole new purpose and learn the basics of Japanese, Spanish, or German while marathoning a Netflix show or movie. Who says time on Netflix has to be unproductive?
How to make small talk and why it's important to be good at it
Whether it's a friend's wedding or if you're trying to make an impression at an event, what is the key to making good small talk?
Duolingo's High Valyrian Lessons Will Help You Speak Like A 'Game Of Thrones' Character
Popular language learning app Duolingo is capitalising on the Game of Thrones’ season eight hype by releasing an updated version of its High Valyrian course, making it easier for fans to learn one of the oldest languages of Westeros with minimal time commitment.
Expand Your Vocabulary With These New Words From Merriam-Webster
Merriam-Webster just added another 640 words to its dictionary, which is always an exciting moment for grammar stans everywhere who can’t wait to dive in to see what made the cut.
Why You Should Use Big Words With Your Little Kid
Whatever we say, they soak it up.
6 Language Tips That Actually Work
When it comes to language learning, there’s no magic shortcut to learning a language properly. With that said, there are a few tricks you can employ to make things a bit easier.
Get World Travel Tips From This Webcomic
The best part of a textbook is the little cartoons they sprinkle throughout, to show that learning is fun: The silly illustrations in a primary school textbook, the New Yorker-style gags in a more adult text, or the angels and mammoths that play around in The Way Things Work. Malachi Ray Rempen’s Itchy Feet, a webcomic about travel, is like the cartoons-only version of those books.
How To Teach Your Kid A Language You Don't Speak
Raising your children to be bilingual is easy if you’re fluent in a second language. For English-only parents, it requires more conscientious work — though it’s not impossible.
Figure Out Where To Put The Apostrophe With This Handy Flowchart
For some of us, grade-school grammar lessons haven't stuck. I managed fairly well with my trusty Elements of Style until pretty recently, but the ongoing assault on grammar that is the Internet occasionally shakes my confidence.
How To Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns
Learn Spanish Through Pop Music Using This App
Music is a great way to learn things. There’s nothing like a catchy tune to make things stick in your mind. For pint-sized kids wanting to learn Spanish, there's Dora. For everyone else, there's Lirica!
Replace These Words In Your Writing
Writing is hard, and weird, and in the scheme of human existence pretty new. We’ve been talking for maybe half a million years, writing for just about 5,000. So sometimes we write stuff that we’d never say aloud.
Today I Discovered The Oldest Words In The English Language
The English language was first spoken in early medieval England around 1400 years ago. This gradually gave rise to today's 'Modern English' which became the dominant form by the 1550s. Today I discovered some of the earliest English words that are still in common usage today.
I Wish I'd Learned This Phrase Before I Went To Another Country
Learning a language for a trip is different from learning it on a large scale; Duolingo is way too comprehensive, as is anything that tries to build up from fundamentals of grammar. You need a few phrases, like “please” and “thank you,” “What does this mean?” and “Where is the bathroom?”
How To Study A Language So You Can Actually Understand It
There’s a big difference between leveling up in a language learning app and being able to speak and understand your target language when you arrive in a new country. Rather than wondering which app or approach is “best”, consider studying your language from multiple directions.
22 Things New Zealanders Say That Aussies Just Don't Get
New Zealand and Australia are both English-speaking countries. However, New Zealanders have a long list of slang terms and colourful expressions that set their dialect apart from Australian English. Here are 23 Kiwi words that tend to confuse Aussies.
Where To Learn Auslan
Australian Sign Language, better known as Auslan, is used by thousands of deaf and hearing impaired Australians everyday. If you'd like to be able to join the conversation, here are some places you can learn how to sign.
Everything international university students need to know about studying in Australia
The number of international students seeking a university education in Australia has skyrocketed.