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Multilinguish: Code-Switching Decoded

Multilinguish: Code-Switching Decoded

In this episode of Multilinguish, we talk about code-switching: why do bilinguals so often switch between their languages?
Multilinguish: Language Anxiety

Multilinguish: Language Anxiety

In this episode of Multilinguish, we discuss the not-so-fun parts of language learning — and how to keep going when the going gets tough.
How To Say ‘Please’ And ‘Thank You’ In 10 Languages

How To Say ‘Please’ And ‘Thank You’ In 10 Languages

Being polite is key to making friends, not enemies. Here’s how to mind your manners in 10 foreign languages.
How To Tell The Time In Dutch

How To Tell The Time In Dutch

There’s never a wrong time to learn some Nederlands.
Creative Ways To Practice Speaking A New Language

Creative Ways To Practice Speaking A New Language

Don’t let that beautiful voice of yours go to waste.
Pig Latin, Dog Latin And The World Of Non-Latin ‘Latin’ Codes

Pig Latin, Dog Latin And The World Of Non-Latin ‘Latin’ Codes

Trying to mask your message or disguise your dialogue? Pig Latin is here to elp-hay.
Tales From The Internet: Overheard Conversations In Other Languages

Tales From The Internet: Overheard Conversations In Other Languages

Eavesdropping is an art form. But that doesn’t mean what you hear is always going to be pretty.
Small Talk, Big World: Cracking The Art Of Chit-Chat Around The Globe

Small Talk, Big World: Cracking The Art Of Chit-Chat Around The Globe

Small talk at home can be daunting enough. But how do you banter, yammer, palaver, and blather your way around the world?
Here’s The Best Way To Avoid Miscommunication

Here’s The Best Way To Avoid Miscommunication

In this Q&A with communication educator Katherine Hampsten, we arrive at some essential advice for understanding others in the digital age.
You’re Using Rhetoric, Whether You Know It Or Not

You’re Using Rhetoric, Whether You Know It Or Not

All communication is a subtle form of persuasion. Here’s why understanding rhetoric can make you a better speaker, listener and language-learner.
6 Questions With Master Conversationalist Celeste Headlee

6 Questions With Master Conversationalist Celeste Headlee

We spoke with national radio host Celeste Headlee about the art of conversing, why English speakers are some of the worst communicators, and how learning a new language can be one of the best ways to practice listening.
6 Questions With Master Conversationalist Celeste Headlee: Transcript

6 Questions With Master Conversationalist Celeste Headlee: Transcript

As part of our “6 Questions With” series, we spoke with national radio host Celeste Headlee about the art of conversing, why English speakers are some of the worst communicators, and how learning a new language can be one of the best ways to practice listening. Here’s the full interview.
6 Spanish Phrases To Impress Your Tinder Match

6 Spanish Phrases To Impress Your Tinder Match

Want to stand out when messaging a potential romantic interest who speaks Spanish? Try one of these friendly expressions or clever pick-up lines.