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MLKJ Day: Do You Have a Dream?

Posted on January 16 2017

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Today, January 16th, 2017 marks 54 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed what it meant…

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Why German Sounds Harsh to You (and Why You Shouldn’t Care)

Posted on January 09 2017

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People who don’t speak German often like to joke about the harsh sound of the language. Truth…

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Cultivating a Community for Online Trainers through Interactive Workshops

Posted on January 02 2017

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Learning a foreign language online can appear to be stressful, difficult, and even scary. What if you…

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Celebrate Kwanzaa: A Social Holiday

Posted on December 26 2016

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My memories of Kwanzaa bring back visions of singing songs in primary school choir as part of…

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5 of the Best Christmas Festivals Around the World

Posted on December 19 2016

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If you live in a country with heavy Catholic or Christian influences, chances are Christmas is a…

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5 Languages That Prove the US is More Linguistically Diverse Than You Might Think

Posted on December 12 2016

The U.S. may be known as a ‘melting pot’ culture, but Americans somehow still manage to get…

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The Origins of Political Correctness

Posted on December 05 2016

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The Present In the wake of a newly chosen U.S. President Elect and the resulting wave of…

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Origins of 5 Popular Playground Rhymes

Posted on November 28 2016

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As a kid, you probably spent hours on the playground wiling away recess with games and sports….

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Trilingual Cities That Will Keep You Tongue-Tied

Posted on November 21 2016

We constantly hear how the world is becoming more globalized. It’s only natural then that speaking multiple…

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5 Things You’ll Learn When Dating Someone From Another Culture

Posted on November 14 2016

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Dating someone from another culture can be a mix of the good, the bad, and the very,…

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Top 5 Writing Mistakes TOEFL Students Make

Posted on November 07 2016

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  In my years as a TOEFL teacher, I’ve noticed several very common TOEFL Writing mistakes. Today,…

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