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Oscar Wilde about language

Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and writer who used different forms troughout the 1880s. In the early 1890s he became one of the most popular writers in London. His parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. Because of them Oscar Wilde became fluent in French and German early in life. In addition, Oscar Wilde tried …

False Friends in German

If you learn a foreign language, you will find a lot of false friends. In the Cambridge Dictionary you could read this definition for a false friend: “a word that is often confused with a word in another language with a different meaning because the two words look or sound similar” So as you can …

20 facts about English

Every language has special qualities. That’s maybe the reason why we love learning different languages. But what do we really know about the English language? 20 facts about English 1) One of the shortest and also oldest words is “I”. 2) There are panagram sentences in English which means that the sentence contains every letter …

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 …

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 …

Language schools in Liverpool

Liverpool is the fifth-largest city in the United Kingdom and has more than 2 million inhabitants. The city is in the North West England and is known for The Beatles and the two football clubs Liverpool and Eyerton. In 2004 several areas of the city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESO. In …

Infographic: 50 language facts

You may be aware that there are over 7.000 languages in the world, but did you know that one language goes extinct every two weeks? Do you know which country has the most languages, or which book is the most translated? Lucky for you we have the answers to these questions and more! Languages are …

Language schools in Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of the Australian state of Queensland and very popular for its distinct Queenslander architecture. The city was named after the Brisbane River and is a popular tourist destination. So, what are you waiting for? Discover the city while attending a language school and learning a foreign language! Language schools in Brisbane …

Language schools in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, which is also known by its initials L.A., is the cultural, financial and commercial centre of Southern California and famous for the home of Hollywood. The city is the second most populous city in the United States and interesting for everybody. There you can life your dreams, surrounded by a unique landscape. Language …