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13 facts about Portuguese

Portuguese is a wonderful language to learn. You could attend language schools in another country or in your hometown or you could look for a language partner to improve your language skills. But what do we really know about the Portuguese language? 13 facts about Portuguese 1) It is the official language of nine countries: …

Useful words and sentences in Italian

Would you like to learn the language of love? If you’d answered with yes, you should start learning Italian. Italian is native to Italy and Switzerland, but also to Dalmatia (Croatia), Slovene Istra (Slovenia) and Corfù (Greece). It is part of the Indo-euorpean languages and has official status in Italy, San Marina, Vatican City and …

20 facts about French

French is one of the 12 world languages. But what do you really know about this language? 20 facts about French 1) The number of French speakers has tripled since 1945. 2) French is a working language of the UN, the EU and a lot of international organizations like the International Red Cross committee, Amnesty …

Let’s do an autumn abroad

An autumn abroad could be the best thing since sliced bread. If you haven’t planned a trip until now you should do it in the next days. But why? 6 reasons for an autumn abroad 1) The weather is perfect. In summer it is hot, in winter it’s cold. But in autumn it’s the best …

Advantages of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Two weeks ago I wrote an article about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In this article you can find all the information you need: I wrote about the levels, the things a learner should know and which tests you could write to get a certificate. Here you get the general information: Common …

All about the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

The Chinese Proficiency Test is also known as HSK and is a standardized test which is designed and developed by the HSK Centre of Beijing Language and Culture University. It is for non-native speakers which includes foreigners, overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities. The test has three categories: HSK Basic – beginning level …

Launched: New English exam result comparison tool

It is not long ago that a new website is launched which provides agents and students with comparative results for different types of international English exams. What’s the tool? The tool on the website EnglishExams.co.uk is developed by Tim Shoben who is the Director of Islington Centre for English in the UK. It allows language learners and …