Why learning another language makes you a better communicator in English

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A recent BBC article titled Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators reported on research that found that monolingual English speakers are generally worse than non-native speakers at communicating in international contexts. They introduce confusing language, misunderstand what others are … Continue reading

The Most Widely Spoken Languages and Other Language Facts

LivLangSpeehBubble What language is most widely spoken in the world? That depends on how you define “language” and who you count. The infographic below is from Rick Noack’s 2015 Washington Post article “The Future of Language” based on data from a 15-year-long study conducted … Continue reading

Traveling to France? Don’t miss the Farmers’ Markets!

French Market A stay in France would not be complete without the experience of un marché (farmers’ market). Despite the ever-growing presence of supermarchés (m.)(supermarkets), faire le marché (going to the farmers’ market; lit. do the market) remains an important way of shopping for food, especially produits frais (fresh … Continue reading