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ESL In The USA: What It Is And Where To Find It

ESL In The USA: What It Is And Where To Find It

English as a Second Language programs help a lot of people. Here’s a quick guide to what ESL is all about and where in the U.S. it can be accessed.
Why Do Australians Love Abbreviations?

Why Do Australians Love Abbreviations?

Do you like hittin’ the bottle-o for a tallie before the footie? (If you can understand this sentence, you might be Australian.)
How Learning A New Language Can Help You Learn About Your Native Tongue

How Learning A New Language Can Help You Learn About Your Native Tongue

It may sound counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to understand your native tongue better is by learning an entirely new language.
What Are The Languages Spoken In South Africa?

What Are The Languages Spoken In South Africa?

With so many tongues to choose from, South Africa is one big mishmashed linguistic mosaic.
How To Use Lexical Sets To Teach Yourself English Pronunciation

How To Use Lexical Sets To Teach Yourself English Pronunciation

Are you looking to improve your English pronunciation? (Or maybe you’re just curious about how lexical sets work?) Here’s a quick guide to how to improve your accent with these handy tools.
Where Do All The Color Names Come From?

Where Do All The Color Names Come From?

Which came first, orange the fruit or orange the color?
The Down Under Pocketbook: 15 Aussie Phrases And Their Hilarious Translations

The Down Under Pocketbook: 15 Aussie Phrases And Their Hilarious Translations

Australians have a language all their own. Whether you’re simply trying to decode your colleague’s funny phrases or preparing for your next big Aussie trip, this guide will help.
All In The Language Family: The Romance Languages

All In The Language Family: The Romance Languages

Sadly, Romance languages have nothing to do with romancing someone. They’re one of the largest language groups, and they’re spread all across the globe.
What Are The Most-Used Languages On The Internet?

What Are The Most-Used Languages On The Internet?

The internet is not a physical place, but its population can tell us about the real world. Looking at languages on the internet reveals an odd inequality.
The Story Of English, In Its Own Words

The Story Of English, In Its Own Words

Ever ask yourself why people from Newcastle sound suspiciously Scandinavian? Or maybe why English has so many cognates with other languages? If you’re wondering how the unruly English language took shape, read on!
What Is Franglais, And Where Is It Spoken?

What Is Franglais, And Where Is It Spoken?

Parlez-vous franglais? The odd mashup of English and French has led to a variety of different linguistic combinations around the world.
Wyngz And Things: The Highly Specific Language Of Food Labels

Wyngz And Things: The Highly Specific Language Of Food Labels

You spend a lot of your life reading the language of food labels, but how many of these terms do you understand?
Linguistic Purism And The Push For Anglish, The English Throwback

Linguistic Purism And The Push For Anglish, The English Throwback

10th-century vintage English vocab is so in right now.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About English?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About English?

There’s so much more to a language beyond just the basics of vocab and grammar. Take our English language quiz to see how well you know English.