Month: August 2011

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Quelle horreur! Britain Right at the Bottom of European Table for Learning Foreign Languages

Quelle horreur! Britain Right at the Bottom of European Table for Learning Foreign Languages

Schoolchildren in Britain are less likely to learn multiple foreign languages than those in any other EU member state, an international study has revealed. Youngsters from countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Sloveni...
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All You Need Is Liebe: The Beatles’ German Translator

All You Need Is Liebe: The Beatles’ German Translator

The eccentric Berlin singer Klaus Beyer has made it his life's work to re-record the collected works of the Beatles in German. Now, with the release of his version of "The White Album," he's finished. He plans to tackle John Lennon next. It took ...
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Roll on… Winter?

Roll on… Winter?

As we come to the end of Summer, it seems like a good time to take stock of things. Summer is always a tricky time to be looking for a job, or indeed looking to fill one. Desks are empty, tumbleweed blows past the office water machine and the forg...
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Top 10 Languages Spoken by Internet Users

Top 10 Languages Spoken by Internet Users

As more and more people around the world use the Internet, it’s no surprise that the diversity of languages on the web increases. The variety of languages spoken by Internet users means that corporate websites hoping to reach a broad audience w...
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The Influences on the Spanish Language

The Influences on the Spanish Language

Spanish is based on Latin but since Roman times many other cultures have left their mark on the language. The Arabic-speaking Muslims that once ruled over the Iberian Peninsular contributed more than 1,000 words to the Spanish vocabulary. A great ...
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