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Expatriate Failure: The Cultural Aspects

As the global economy becomes more and more intertwined, expatriate assignments are on the rise. Sixty-four percent of businesses indicated in a recent survey that their international assignee population has increased…

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3 Reasons to Learn Mandarin Chinese

Guest post by The Chairman’s Bao. I know what you’re thinking… it makes so much more sense for me to stick to learning Latin-based languages. Why would I ever consider…

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7 Lucky Charms from Around The World

St. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner, and you’re probably seeing green decorations, clothing, and food everywhere. The colors of Ireland’s flag are green, white, and orange, but green…

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Celebrating the Irish Limerick

No one really knows exactly where or how limericks got their start, but it’s estimated that this form of poetry has been around since the eleventh century. In the 1800s,…

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10 Funny False Friends from French

As you may already know, cognates are words from different languages that look very similar. Thanks to the Norman conquest of England in the eleventh century, some 10,000 French words…

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Celebrating International Mother Language Day!

February 21, 2015 will mark the 16th anniversary of International Mother Language Day. The celebration was instituted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a way to…

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