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Tunisian Arabic
 
Topic: Learn Tunisian Arabic

A short introduction to Tunisian Arabic


Tunisia is situated in North Africa on the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to the so-called Arab Maghreb Union.
Tunisia meets the Mediterranean Sea in the north and east, and is bordered by Libya to its south and Algeria to its west.
 
Tunisian Arabic is spoken by around 13 million people, both in Tunisia and the bordering regions as well as by Tunisian diaspora in many other countries.
 
Read more ...
 
 
learn about the French language
 
Topic: Learn French

The French language


If you speak French you will be able to speak with people from all over the world.
French is a world language.
It is an official language in almost 30 countries in four continents.
In Europe it is not only the official language of France but also has official status in Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Switzerland and in a region of Northwest Italy.
 
Allow us to introduce you to the French language!
 
 
learn about the Estonian language
 
Topic: Learn Estonian

About the Estonian language


Estonian (eesti, eesti keel) is spoken today by more than a million people the majority of whom live in the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik).
The remaining speakers of Estonian live in countries like Russia, Canada, Sweden, Finland or Australia.
 
Allow us to tell you more about the Estonian language!
 
 
learn about the Amharic language
 
Topic: Learn Amharic

Do you know the Amharic language?
About Amharic


The Amharic language is an Afro Asian language and belongs to the Semitic group of languages.
The Semitic group of languages includes Arabic, Hebrew and Amharic and also the ancient languages Assyrian-Babylon, Aramaic, Phoenician and Moabite.
 
Allow us to tell you more about the Amharic language!
 
 
 
Topic: Learn Swedish

Allow us to introduce the Swedish language!


Did you know that more than 10 million people speak Swedish?
Did you know that apart from being the official language of Sweden, Swedish is also the second official language of Finland?
Would you like to learn the Swedish alphabet?
 
Well ...
Allow us to introduce the Swedish language!
 
 
Catalan language
 
Topic: Learn Catalan

Catalan - a distinct language


Perhaps this is nothing new to you:
Catalan is its own language and not a dialect of Spanish, even if this was assumed for a long time by linguists.
This fact must be remembered before beginning the study of Catalan.
Even if you can already speak Spanish, learning Catalan means learning a whole new language.
 
Read more about the Catalan language ...
 
 
learn the Sinhalese language
 
Topic: Learn Sinhalese

The Sinhalese language


Sinhalese, also known as Sinhala, belongs to the Indo-Aryan languages and is one of the two languages of government in Sri Lanka.
 
Sinhalese is spoken predominately on Sri Lanka and is most closely related to the Dhivehi language which is spoken on the Maldive islands.
 
In this article you will read more about the Sinhalese language.
 
 
learn the Sinhalese alphabet
 
Topic: Learn Sinhalese

The scripts of the world:
The Sinhalese alphabet


In this article you will read more about the Sinhalese alphabet.
 
You will be introduced to the letters of this alphabet and will find helpful tips how to translate these into the Roman alphabet.
 
 
learn a language with the help of Wikipedia
 
Topic: Tips on language learning

Wikipedia: An interesting and free resource for language learning


We would like to introduce to you an interesting and free resource for language learning:
Wikipedia, the free Encyclopaedia
 
Here you'll find our best tips on learning a new language with the help of Wikipedia.
 
 
learn Wolof, the language of Senegal
 
Topic: Learn Wolof

Which language is spoken in Senegal?
In Senegal Wolof is spoken


In this article, we compiled some information about the Wolof language.
 
For example ...
  • Do you know, where Wolof is spoken?
  • Which script does Wolof use?
  • Have you of the language family of the Niger-Congo languages?
In this article you will find the answers ...
 
 
Learning styles: What type of a learner are you?
 
Topic: Learning styles

Different learning styles:
What type of a learner are you?


Before beginning to learn a new language, it is perhaps useful to consider what sort of a learner you are.
 
With this article, we will help you to find out about your perfect learning style.
 
 
Croatian tongue twisters
 
Topic: Learn Croatian pronunciation

Pronunciation Training:
Croatian Tongue Twisters


In this article you will find exercises to practice Croatian pronunciation.
We have prepared a collection of Croatian tongue twisters for you.
 
Practice some Croatian tongue twisters!
 
 
learn Croatian
 
Topic: Learn Croatian

About the Croatian language


The Croatian language is very closely related to Serbian, and also with Bosnian and Montenegrin.
If you learn Croatian, you will also be able to converse with speakers of these languages.
 
Croatian is, in contrast to Serbian, written not with Cyrillic but with the Roman alphabet, which makes learning the language easier.
 
Do you know how many people you can talk to when you learn Croatian?
 
 
When is the best time to study?
 
Topic: Tips on learning a foreign language

Tips for learning a new language:
When is the best time to study?


Whether at work, studying, reading or even on holiday everyone knows the ups and downs of a day: Parts of the day when you are tired and unable to concentrate.
 
In this blog we discuss when these highs and lows most often occur.
We also explain how you can use the knowledge of daily variations in concentration to plan your day and achieve your study objectives.
 
Let's see:
When is the best time to study?
 
 
Bosnian language
 
Topic: Learn Bosnian

About the Bosnian language


How many people can you talk to if you learn Bosnian?
Bosnian is spoken by about three million people most of whom live in Bosnia and Herzegovina (abbr. BiH).
Bosnian is one of three of the official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The other two official languages are Croatian and Serbian.
Bosnian is also an official language in Montenegro and in parts of Kosovo.
 
Find out more about the Bosnian language ...
 
 
Vietnamese language
 
Topic: Learn Vietnamese

About the Vietnamese language


Vietnamese belongs to the Austroasiatic or Mon-Khmer family of languages.
 
The other major language in this group is the Khmer language spoken in Cambodia.
Additionally there are a large number of other smaller languages spoken throughout Myanmar, India, Laos and Malaysia.
 
Find out more about the Vietnamese language ...
 
 
Albanian language
 
Topic: Learn Albanian

About Albanian


Albanian is spoken by about 7.6 million native speakers worldwide.
The majority live in the Republic of Albania.
 
Albanian is also spoken by the majority of people in the Republic of Kosovo which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.
As well as in these two countries, Albanian is also spoken by Albanian minorities in the states of the former Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece and other Balkan states.
 
Find out more about the Albanian language ...
 
 
Polish language
 
Topic: Learn Polish

About the Polish language


Polish is spoken by about 45 million people worldwide, of which the majority, 37 million live in Poland.
Large Polish speaking communities are to be found in many of its neighbouring countries above all Belorussia, but also Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
 
Read more about the Polish language ...
 
 
Afrikaans language
 
Topic: Learn Afrikaans

About Afrikaans


Afrikaans is spoken by 12 million people.
About 6.4 million people speak Afrikaans as a native language and about the same number speak it as a second language.
 
The majority of Afrikaans speakers live in South Africa.
There Afrikaans is, along with 10 other languages, an official language.
It is also spoken in neighbouring countries like Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and in Lesotho.
 
Read more about Afrikaans ...
 
 
Icelandic language
 
Topic: Learn Icelandic

About the Icelandic language


The Icelandic language is spoken by about 300,000 native speakers.
Apart from about 20,000 of these living abroad the majority of these live on the island where it is also an official language.
 
Would you like to learn the Icelandic alphabet?
We asked a native speaker to record the ABC in Icelandic for you!
 
Read more and listen to the Icelandic alphabet ...
 
 
Egyptian Arabic
 
Topic: Learn Egyptian Arabic

Would you like to learn more about Egyptian Arabic?


Arabic is both the language of Government and everyday life in Egypt.
Egyptian Arabic, is a distinct Arabic dialect.
 
Egyptian Arabic is spoken by approximately 75 million people as a first language. The script used for Egyptian Arabic is the standard Arabic alphabet.
 
Read more ...
 
 
Czech language
 
Topic: Learn Czech

Would you like to learn the Czech language?


Then allow us to introduce it to you:
The Czech language emerged as a distinct language from Old Slavic in the 10th Century AD.
Czech (cz. čeština) is today spoken by about 10 million in the Czech Republic as their first language.
Additionally another two million people mostly in the USA and Canada, but also in Germany, Austria and other countries speak Czech.
 
Read more ...
 
 
Russian language
 
Topic: Learn Russian

About the Russian language


Russian is a Slavonic language and is most closely related to Ukrainian and Belarusian with which it forms the East Slavic group of languages.
Russian is by far the most widely spoken Slavonic language.
  • More than 160 million people speak Russian as their first language.
  • Approximately 120 million people speak Russian as a second language, namely they speak Russian every day but speak another language as a native language.
Read more ...
 
 
learn the Cyrillic script
 
Topic: Learn the Cyrillic script

The World’s alphabets: The Cyrillic script


In this article we would like to discuss an alphabet widely used in Eastern Europe and throughout Northern Asia:
The Cyrillic Alphabet.
 
The name of this alphabet is derived from St.Cyril, who with his brother St.Methodius lead the conversion of the Slavic peoples in the 9th century.
 
Read more ...
 
 
Bulgarian language
 
Topic: Learn Bulgarian

Key points about the Bulgarian language


Bulgarian is classified as belonging to the Slavic family of languages.
Inside this family of languages Bulgarian is classified as a South Slavic language.
 
Bulgarian is spoken by about 10 million people around the world.
The majority of these (7 million) live in the Republic of Bulgaria.
 
Read more ...
 
 
 
Topic: Learn Japanese

Useful information about Japanese


The origin and classification of the Japanese language is still a subject of considerable debate among linguists.
It has not been possible to determine a clear connection to other languages of the world.
 
We give you more information about this mysterious and interesting language ...
 
 
 
Topic: Learn Nepali

नमस्ते – Allow us to introduce the Nepali language!


We are delighted about your interest in the Nepali language, and would like to tell you more about it:
We begin simply with “Hello”:
नमस्कार, नमस्ते [namaskar, namaste] – and that is how to say “Hello” in Nepali.
 
In today's post, you will learn your first phrases in Nepali and we explain more about the Devanagari script.

 
 
 
Topic: Tips on learning a new language

Learning a foreign language in 12 months - Part 2:
How to apply the new language in order to speak it fluently


You have presumably read our previous article "Learning a foreign language in twelve months – part 1".
 
In this article you will find practical ways to improve your knowledge of a foreign language.
 
 
 
Topic: Tips on learning a new language

Learning a foreign language in 12 months - Part 1:
Our tips and tricks for learning a foreign language fluently in 12 months


What do you have to learn, to speak a new language fluently?
 
Here we explain how you can learn any foreign language in a year.
Please note: This is only part 1 of 2.
The second part will follow up soon.
 
 
 
Topic: Learn the Greek script

The World’s alphabets: The Greek script


In this article we would like to introduce an interesting script: the Greek alphabet.
 
The Greek alphabet originates from the Phoenician alphabet and today has 24 letters and is written from left to right.
Here you can read more about the Greek script.
 
 
Thai language
 
Topic: Learn Thai

Are you interested in learning Thai?


Did you know that as a women in Thailand you greet someone with “Sawaddee ka”?
As a man, on the other hand, you say “Sawadee krap” when you meet somebody.
 
We want to explain a bit more about the Thai language.
 
 
 
Topic: Learn Serbian

Are you interested in learning Serbian?


For all our readers who are interested in the Serbian language:
Did you know that Serbian is written in Cyrillic script?
Did you know that Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian natives can communicate without problems?
 
Here you read more information about the Serbian language.
 
 
Lithuanian language
 
Topic: Learn Lithuanian

Worthwhile information about the Lithuanian language


For all our readers who are interested in the Lithuanian language:
 
Worthwhile information about the Lithuanian language
 
 
 
Topic: Learn Greek

Facts worth knowing about the Greek language


For all our readers who are interested in the Greek language:
 
Facts worth knowing about the Greek language
 
Tips on learning a foreign language:
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Learn a new language in 12 month! (part 1)
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Learn a new language in 12 month! (part 2)
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What type of a learner are you?
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When is the best time to study?
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Learn a language with the help of Wikipedia
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Tips: Learning with Pictures
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Get to know the world's alphabets:
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The Cyrillic Alphabet
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The Greek Alphabet
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The Japanese Alphabet
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The Thai Alphabet
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The Sinhalese Alphabet
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About the languages of the world:
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About Afrikaans
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The Albanian language
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Amharic: language of Ethiopia
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About Bosnian
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Key points about the Bulgarian language
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About the Catalan language
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About the Croatian language
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Pronunciation Training:
Croatian Tongue Twisters

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Would you like to learn the Czech language?
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Like to learn more about Egyptian Arabic?
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About Estonian
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The French language
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Learn more about the Greek language
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About the Icelandic language
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Useful information about Japanese
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안녕하세요! - About Korean
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Learn more about the Lithuanian language
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Allow us to introduce the Nepali language
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Norwegian - two languages
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About Polish
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Worthwhile information about Romanian
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Information about Russian
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Are you interested in learning Serbian?
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About Sinhalese
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Allow us to introduce the Swedish language!
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Are you interested in learning Thai?
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Short introduction to Tunisian Arabic
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The Vietnamese language
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Which language is spoken in Senegal?
Wolof

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