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How Hard Is It to Learn Russian?

The dreaded Russian language, with its complicated alphabet and impossible-sounding pronunciation, has long had a reputation of being an incredibly complex language to learn. Yet, over 250 million manage to ...
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Language Practice in Amsterdam: Amsterdam Dutch Language Meetup Group

If you’re looking to settle in Amsterdam for the medium to long term, or are just interested in getting a better hang of Dutch, the city offers you a lot ...
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Language Practice in Amsterdam: Amsterdam Language Cafe

Amsterdam, with its legendary canals, plentiful cyclists, and masterful mixing of new with the old, must be among the most famous of European cities. In addition to being an incredibly ...
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How Hard Is It to Learn Dutch?

Dutch is a peculiar language. A fair few people seem to think it sounds like a mix of English and German muddled together. That’s is probably not a surprise, since ...
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How Hard Is It to Learn Portuguese?

So, you’ve decided to start learning Portuguese and want to find out how easy or hard of a time you have to look forward to? There’s some good news and ...
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Language Practice in Munich: Munich Stammtisch

The good news for language lovers in Munich is that the city provides ample opportunity for improving your skills. From professional language schools and readily available private teachers to an ...
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Language Practice in Munich: München Conversation Exchange

Munich, the capital of Bavaria, and home of the famous Oktoberfest, is a beloved destination for both tourists and expats. It’s a vibrant city that offers great quality of life ...
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Improving Your Italian Pronunciation with Singing

So, you’ve decided to learn Italian? I mean, who can blame you? It is just an amazing language, so passionate and beautiful. Italian is the language of melody and music ...
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25 Essential Hungarian Idioms and Proverbs

Ever had a situation where someone was talking to you in Hungarian and you understood the words but didn’t quite know what they meant? They might have been using an ...
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Language Practice in Rome: Franglish Rome

If you have already checked out the Roma Language and Social Exchange in Rome and decided that it’s not for you, it might pay to take a look at some ...
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10 Fantastic German Expressions to Amaze and Impress your Friends with

As there are some similarities between English and German, it can be easy to make the rookie mistake of directly translating idiomatic expressions in the hope that they’ll make sense ...
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Language Practice in Rome: Roma Language and Social Exchange

The capital of Italy is a wildly popular destination for both tourists and expats looking to take in the breathtaking beauty and history of the city. With the glorious architecture ...
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How to Improve Your Business English for a Career in Prague

An increasing number of multinational companies are opening offices in Prague as it's an attractive country in which to do business. Whether you're Czech or a non-native English speaking expat ...
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Introduction to Formal and Informal Writing in Italian Part 2

In the first part to this post, we looked at what are the differences between formal or informal Italian in writing, and in what situations it is necessary to use ...
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Introduction to Formal and Informal Writing in Italian Part 1

In Italian, much like in any other language, different rules apply based on the form of language you are using. Colloquial Italian - the one spoken between friends on the ...
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Guide to Language Exams: telc Language Exams

Slightly similar to the ECL language exams, telc tests are a European system of administering unified language exams. Although the telc language exam got its start in 1968 as a ...
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5 Tips for Sounding More Like a Native Speaker for Beginner Language Learners

Everyone wants to sound more like a native and, if you want to fit in with native speakers, or advance your career, then doing so will definitely help you in ...
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The Complete Guide to Language Schools in Prague

You might be trying to decide whether it's better to take lessons with a private teacher or go to one of the many language schools in Prague (or do both) ...
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Basics of Business English

Good business English requires perfection in 3 areas. You need to be good at writing, great at speaking, and have a high level of overall confidence. Master these areas and ...
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The Complete Guide to Taking English Exams in Prague

If you're thinking of working or studying outside of the Czech Republic then it's important that you score highly on a recognised English exam so you can prove that you're ...
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Some Tips for Expanding Your English Vocabulary

Expanding your vocabulary might not be the most exciting part of learning English but it can definitely be the most rewarding. After all, every new word you learn gives you ...
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25 Essential Italian Idioms and Colloquialisms

So, by now, you have been studying Italian for a little while, already feeling quite confident with the language. You are even able to manage the dreaded il Modo Congiuntivo ...
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5 Alternative Ways to Learn German in Berlin

Every language learner is different. Some people enjoy doing structured lessons in a classroom, some don’t. Luckily, in Berlin, there’s a wealth of options when it comes to working on ...
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Language Practice in Brussels: Internationals in Brussels

While the Brussels French Language Meetup Group was solely focused on language exchange events, Internationals in Brussels casts a bit wider of a net. For someone looking only to get ...
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Language Practice in Brussels: The Brussels French Language Meetup Group

As the capital of the European Union, Brussels is one of the most multicultural cities in Europe, and a language learner’s paradise. Since Belgium itself is already trilingual (with French, ...
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Essential English Netspeak for 2016

As we covered in one of our previous posts, the Internet and social media has had a profound impact on the language we use daily. One of the most visible ...
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Language Learning Plateaus – What Are They and How to Overcome Them? Part 2

In the first part of this post, we explained what language learning plateaus meant and why they’re a rather common occurrence among language learners. In this post, we’ll take a ...
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Language Learning Plateaus – What Are They and How to Overcome Them? Part 1

Does any of the following sound familiar? You started learning a new language - perhaps took a few lessons, learned the basics of conversation, reached an OK level of understanding ...
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3 Excellent Reasons for Learning Spanish

We’ve previously highlighted how important it is to keep in mind some concrete reasons why you’re learning your target language. While learning any language is good for you - enhancing ...
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How to Excel at Small Talk in a Foreign Language

Everyone loves meeting new people and making friends, yet many of us have felt slightly uncomfortable doing so in a foreign language. Non-native speakers can be discouraged to speak up ...
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Language Practice in Vienna: SprachCafé

If you’ve already checked out one of the other language exchange events we covered in Vienna and decided those aren’t for you, the city luckily has a few other options ...
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Language Practice in Vienna: Internationals in Wien

Perhaps surprisingly for such a big and beloved city, Vienna offers only a few options for language practice Meetups. Conspicuously lacking are the usual big groups aimed at exchanging English ...
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Language Practice in Milan: Club Tutti Expats International of Milano

For such a popular expat destination, Milan’s language exchange scene is surprisingly barren. There are, of course, the sites that offer online language exchange with people all over the world ...
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Language Practice in Milan: Italian English Language Exchange

Milan is a vibrant city that houses a lot of the high-end culture and technology Italy is famous for. No wonder it is also one of the most important tourist ...
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How to Start Actively Using a Language from Day One

When you first start learning a language, you may feel the need to “get to a certain level” before you can start actively using your skills. This magical “certain level” ...
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5 Ways to Improve Your Language Skills in 10 Minutes a Day

There is a very commonly held misunderstanding about learning a language that it takes an incredible amount of time and effort to get yourself from complete beginner to reasonable fluency ...
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25 Essential English Idioms and Colloquialisms

Ever had a situation where someone was talking to you in English and you understood the words but didn’t quite know what they meant? They might have been using an ...
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From Our Teachers: Tips on How to Quickly Build Your Vocabulary

Here at Teacher Finder, we’re lucky to work with talented and passionate teachers. In an effort to keep helping our students improve, some of them have pooled their efforts and ...
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Guide to Language Exams: TOEIC

What is TOEIC? The acronym TOEIC® stands for Test of English for International Communication and it is a standardised English exam created by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Unlike ETS’ more ...
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The Best Icebreakers In and Outside of the Classroom

Whether you're a teacher or a student, you surely are familiar with the feeling of not knowing how to start a conversation with other people in the room, or seeing ...
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What Leads to Success in Language Learning

We have previously covered common language learning mistakes and what you can do to avoid them. It might be a great idea to go through that post before getting to ...
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Language Practice in Berlin: Alternative Conversation Groups

With Berlin being one of the biggest and most liveable cities in Europe, its multicultural consistency is probably no surprise. This variety of people and languages spoken also makes Berlin ...
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Language Practice in Berlin: “Life is Beautiful” Conversation Group

As with the previous Meetup group we covered for Berlin - German Conversation Club - this one also charges a small amount for their events. But we believe that from ...
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Language Practice in Berlin: German Conversation Group in Berlin

We’ve already covered quite a number of Meetup groups for language practice in various cities, but Berlin seems to be the first one that has made the format professional. Although ...
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Letter and Email Basics in German

Sending and receiving letters in some format or other is still a big part of everyday professional life. Although the pen-and-paper approach might be on the decline, its electronic counterpart ...
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How the Internet and Social Media are Changing Language

There is no doubt that in its short time in existence, the Internet has already had a profound impact on the everyday life. Never before has information been so readily ...
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4 Common Mistakes with Language Learning and How to Avoid Them

Learning a second (or third or fourth) language can seem like an enormous task at first. And sure, many who start on their way to fluency, do not finish the ...
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Language Practice in Madrid: Madrid Language Exchange

If you’re new to Madrid, or simply looking to make new friends, and practice your language skills, a great way to do that would be to join a local Meetup ...
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Language Practice in Madrid: Madrid International Language & Cultural Exchange Meetup

Madrid is the multicultural capital of Spain. With this country being among the top of the “Most Popular Travel Destination” lists year after year, you can expect to find Madrid ...
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Guide to Language Exams: DELF-DALF Tests

The headline might be a bit misleading - in the case of DELF and DALF, the acronyms actually refer to the certificates you can earn after passing the corresponding language ...
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How to Start Sounding Like a Native Speaker: Part Two

This is the second part of our advice article on how to start getting rid of your accent and become more like a native speaker. The first part of this ...
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How to Start Sounding Like a Native Speaker: Part One

The first goal to focus on when learning any new language should be to understand and be understood in your target language. Everything else is second-place. Once you’ve reached that ...
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Language Practice in Barcelona: The Friday’s Language Exchange

Barcelona remains one of the most valued destinations for expats and the city’s lively expat scene is a daily reminder for that. For a language enthusiast, it might be considered ...
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Language Practice in Barcelona: Barcelona Languages & Friends

Barcelona is a multicultural melting pot and a popular expat destination. This mean that in addition to being a vibrant and inviting city, Barcelona is also a language learner’s dream ...
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Great Online Resources for Learning Arabic

So, you’ve read our last blog post about how difficult Arabic might be to learn and decided that the task is not as daunting as it’s been made out to ...
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How Difficult Is It to Learn Arabic?

According to the British Council, Arabic is on its way up. Although it has long been a favourite among students looking to get a hang of a more exotic language, ...
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Guide to Language Exams: BULATS

If you’re thinking of accepting a professional post overseas, or simply in a company where English is the language for communication, you will most likely need to get familiar with ...
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Emails vs Letters – Differences and Similarities

As the name “electronic mail” suggests, the first guidelines for writing e-mails originated from the archaic format of handwritten letters. A lot of the rules for writing proper emails were ...
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How to Sound More Professional

In today’s world, where English is becoming increasingly popular as a language for business, sounding knowledgeable and professional is more important than ever. The way you speak influences how clients ...
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Language Practice in Prague: Prague English Meetup

If you are in Prague, trying to find some practice for your English skills, then attending one of the events hosted by the Prague English Meetup group would be a ...
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Language Practice in Prague: Let’s Learn Languages Together

Getting some person-to-person practice in your target language is an important milestone for any language learner. Meeting other language enthusiasts is luckily becoming increasingly easy in this day and age ...
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Quickly Improving Your English Pronunciation

Speaking in English is not easy since you have to think about many things at once: tenses, articles, which words to use and you have to do it all quickly ...
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Do’s and Don’ts in Business Writing

In today’s business world, writing is an essential skill that people need and use every day. Written communication, especially in the form of emails, remains the most used method for ...
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How to Get Conversation Practice Even When You Don’t Feel Confident

If you ask anyone about the main benefits of learning a foreign language, a lot of the time you hear about how great it is to talk to someone from ...
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Language Practice in Budapest: Budapest Language Exchange and Friends

Budapest is a truly multicultural city that attracts foreigners and expats from across the world. If you want to make the most of your experience there and get to know ...
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English Practice in Budapest: Drinks and English Pest

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get some English practice, why not try one of the language exchange meet ups organised in Budapest? There are several ...
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Making Sense of Yourself for Easier Language Learning

Before you start learning any language, it's generally a great idea to sit down and think a bit about what it is you're trying to achieve. There is no point ...
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Understanding How Modern Hungarian Came to Be

Have you ever tried memorising a text you don’t comprehend? It’s difficult, isn’t it? This holds equally true for language learning. Understanding where languages come from and the way they ...
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Guide to Language Exams: TestDaF

What DELE is to Spanish and IELTS or TOEFL to English, that TestDaF is to German. If you are a foreigner looking to go to one of the many excellent ...
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How to Start Speaking English with Confidence

Learning how to speak in a foreign language is not easy, and even when we learn enough to be able to speak, we often don’t have enough confidence to show ...
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Guide to Language Exams: DELE

If the SIELE exam is the new rising star in the world of Spanish proficiency tests, DELE is the old and trusted workhorse. It is probably the best-known exam to ...
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Guide to Language Exams: SIELE

We are continuing our series blog entries focusing on the most known language proficiency exams. Since so far we have been looking at English language tests, this time, we’ll look ...
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Great Online Resources for Learning French

French is one of the most popular foreign languages to learn, and that definitely shows in the availability of resources that French learners have at their disposal. There are so ...
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Great Online Resources for Learning Italian

In our blog, we’ve already covered how difficult a foreigner might find starting to learn Italian. Luckily for all of the Italian-enthusiasts out here, the language is rated as being ...
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How Difficult Is It to Learn French?

Who wouldn’t want to speak French? Frequently credited as one of the most beautiful languages on the planet, French has been the go-to language for romantics across the ages. There ...
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Contributing to the Teacher Finder Blog

At Teacher Finder, we believe that it takes a village to raise a child - that child being Teacher Finder itself. As a member of our team, I’m sure you ...
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How Difficult Is It to Learn Italian?

Thanks to Teacher Finder expanding to new locations, we are also increasing the selection of languages our teachers offer lessons for. With Italian culture and cuisine being one of the ...
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Guide to Language Exams: TOEFL

Next, we are continuing our series of language exam introduction posts with TOEFL. TOEFL is probably one of the best-known English-language proficiency exams out there but we are writing this ...
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Guide to Language Exams: ECL Language Exam

This week, we are continuing our series of language exam guides. We are taking a closer look at the ECL proficiency tests. We will provide a short introduction to what ...
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A Quick Start Guide to Learning Hungarian

Hungarian is a hard language and this might sound like a long time, but don’t be disheartened from learning – you’ll start to understand things and be able to talk ...
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Great Resources for Learning Hungarian

Practicing Hungarian outside of lessons Nothing substitutes going to a language school or taking private lessons, but if you’re serious about learning Hungarian it’s important that you find ways to ...
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How Difficult Is It to Learn Hungarian?

Why do people say Hungarian is the hardest language? Tell people you’re trying to learn Hungarian and you may well get a shocked expression, even from the locals. They will ...
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Guide to Language Exams: IELTS

One of the most issues our students are looking help with is preparing for language exams. We’re starting a series of blog posts aimed at explaining the different language proficiency ...
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How to Keep Improving Your Language Outside of Lessons

First of all – congratulations! You’ve decided to make the effort and start learning your target language and that’s a great decision. Language lessons with a private teacher are a ...
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How to Prepare for Your First Language Lesson

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, it means you’ve taken the brave and right step towards getting better in your target language! Signing up for private lessons is a great way ...
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Great Online Resources for Learning Spanish

In a previous post, we wrote about the difficulties you might encounter as a foreigner starting to learn Spanish. Hopefully, you are still full of determination to move forward with ...
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Online vs. In Person Language Lessons

Welcome to the 21st century, language lovers! Tech seems to be seeping to every aspect of life these days, and language learning is no different. From learning apps like Duolingo ...
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Great Online Resources for Learning German

In a previous post, we covered how difficult German might be to learn for a foreigner. If you are sticking to your decision to start improving your language skills, then ...
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Great Online Resources for Learning English

Sometimes, people are not ready to start taking English lessons with a private teacher right away when starting to learn a language. Language lessons can put some pressure on the ...
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How Difficult Is It to Learn Spanish?

Spanish, while not the most widely-spoken language after English (hello Chinese!), is definitely one of most well known, with a culture and history almost as dense as English. If you're ...
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How Difficult Is It to Learn German?

Today we're going to take a look at how easy it is to learn German, a language that has a reputation among some as scary and unforgiving. As we've discussed ...
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How Difficult Is It to Learn English?

English - as you probably don't need reminding - is the most widely-spoken language in the world and the go to secondary language for most of the world. This being ...
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More cities, more languages

We're happy to announce that we're expanding our services. From today, we'll be matching people with English, German, and Spanish teachers, in 14 cities all over the world. We've spent ...
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Health insurance – What to watch out for?

This article is brought to you by InternationalHealthNavigator.com. Find the medical insurance plan that best suits your needs and get free quotations with the user-friendly comparison site. In the current ...

EasyExpat – For All Things Expat

Since moving to another country is one of the most compelling reasons for learning a foreign language, as many of our teachers and students have discovered, it seems only natural ...
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