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Video Fix: Language features: English vs other Languages

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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

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"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

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

Term of the Week: Lent

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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

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  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

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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

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  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

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

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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”

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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...