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What Are the Easiest Languages to Learn?

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Learning any new language takes time, but not all languages are equal when it comes to how much effort you have to put into learning them.   If you are considering taking up a new language, but aren’t sure which one you want to learn, and would prefer to learn something you can master in as little time as possible, then good news!   The Foreign Service Institute, part of the Federal Government that teaches foreign languages to would-be or current diplomats, has ranked the 70 most spoken languages in the world in order of ease of learning for a..


How Bilingualism Can Boost Your Brain

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Learning and using a second language is a complex process and you’re going to end up muddling verbs, cases, and whole sentences along the way. However, it is exactly these mistakes that can help overcome the degradation of your brain that comes with age.    In today’s article, we’ll be looking at how learning and using a second language, bilingualism, can help to boost your brain’s performance and keep it healthy in the long run. What Are the Benefits of Bilingualism? One of the major benefits of learning and using a second language is the boost it gives to you..


What Are the World’s Least Spoken Languages

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Linguistically, the world is dominated by a small group of languages spoken by a huge majority of people. Chinese, English, Arabic, Hindi, and Urdu are some of the most commonly spoken languages in the world, but they are just five of the roughly 6,500 languages today.   So what languages are at the other end of the scale? Taushiro (Peru) Taushiro, also known as Pinche or Pinchi, is a very nearly extinct language from the Peruvian Amazon near Ecuador. The last known speaker of the Taushiro is Amadeo García García who lives in the northeastern Peruvian region of Loreto.   ..


Learning Language Basics in Four Steps

Learning Language Basics

For many first-time language learners, the idea of learning a whole new language can be overwhelming. In today’s article, we’ll be looking at how you can start learning the useful basics of a language in just four easy steps. Have Specific Goals  If you goal is just to become fluent, then you’ll need to be learning for years before you hit any achievable milestones. Plus, with such a non-specific goal it can be difficult to see that you’re making any progress at all, which in turn can be very frustrating.   Instead of just setting out to learn a language..


How to Include Language Skills on Your Resume

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In our increasingly interconnected world, possessing proficiency in multiple languages can open a range of professional opportunities. However, it can be difficult to correctly frame your language skills on your resume to make yourself more noticeable to an employer.   In this article, we’ll be giving you some tips on how you can include language skills on your resume and use them to add value to your job applications. Why are language skills important? Communication is a key part of any professional position. Learning a new language not only opens up a new way for you to communicate with others,..