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Video Fix: Language features: English vs other Languages

We might sometimes be tempted to think that the main differences between languages concern just their vocabulary, maybe some grammatical areas, and not much...

The origins of the English language

"Where did English come from? When we talk about English, we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects...

The Status of English in the EU

English is the most widely spoken foreign language in the European Union (EU). It therefore serves as the working language in the European Commission...

Term of the Week: Lent

Lent is en vogue. People abstain from alcohol, chocolate, or other specific food groups for a certain period of time. However, many of the...

Hypercorrection

  Mastering a foreign language can be difficult. There are many traps along the way. One of them is hypercorrection. The Oxford dictionary defines hypercorrection...

The Mixed Origins of English Words

Have you ever wondered why the English lexicon has words that seem to have identical meanings? What about terms such as: • freedom and liberty • lawyer...

VideoFix: Start thinking in English like a native

  Do you think in English? In case you don't, stop tanslating in your head and start speaking fluently like a native. These exercises will...

EuroParole, the new Italian platform that clarifies Anglicisms meaning

We live in an age in which Anglicisms are increasingly used, especially in the media. In this article, we will show a clear example...
subtitles

Why are subtitles so different from the dialogues in a foreign...

Why are subtitles so different from the dialogues in a foreign language film? Probably many of you have asked this question when watching a...

English-Finnish-Russian: “EU-Russia Project Co-operation Glossary”

We would like to share with you the English-Finnish-Russian "EU-Russia Project Co-operation Glossary". The Glossary contains about 1650 English, 1430 Finnish and 1730 Russian terms...