Learning a new language is a challenge that some people love to take on. Many languages around the world share common ancestry and rules, like grammar or alphabet, which can make learning certain groups of languages easier. Sometimes, languages can seem totally alien – phonically, grammatically, scripturally or all three. Are some languages harder to […]
Being able to speak more than one language has clear and obvious benefits. Travelling the world becomes easier, navigating other cultures becomes a pleasure, and even at home you’ll be able to engage with people in your local community who may only speak a foreign tongue. While the benefits of bilingualism are easily identifiable in […]
The diversity within the langauges of the world is, in a word, glorious. Neighbouring countries can have completely different phrases, terms and slangwords for the same concept, with no visible correlation. In particular, idioms vary hugely from language to language. In English, we can be green with envy, we might see red, or we could […]
15 year-old Kit Barker, who spent a week with Kwintessential on work experience, gives his insight into why school kids need to be taking foreign language learning more seriously. A survey has shown that the amount of students taking languages at GCSE level has dropped dramatically. In 2002 there was an estimated 75% that had […]
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