G’Day, Mate: The Present and Future of Languages in Australia

G’Day, Mate: The Present and Future of Languages in Australia

The use of languages in Australia is as diverse as this vast and exotic country:continent, home to the untamed outback, legendary beaches, cuddly koalas, fearsome great white sharks, Neighbours and Foster’s amber nectar. Australia Day on 26th January annually marks...
A Major Curveball You Should Know About Learning English as a Foreign Language

A Major Curveball You Should Know About Learning English as a Foreign Language

Learning English as a foreign language alert: “Some feelings and experiences can’t be summed in a single word—at least in English”, Amy Maoz told Pocket. So, it’s highly likely you’ll come across certain words and phrases that don’t have English equivalents when...
In the Staffroom: China Girl Vivien Takes the Complexity Out of the Chinese Language

In the Staffroom: China Girl Vivien Takes the Complexity Out of the Chinese Language

The Mandarin Chinese language is an anomaly. It’s spoken as a first language by the highest number of native speakers in the world. It’s also mooted as the most difficult language for non-native speakers to learn. But, like learning any subject, it’s easier when...