A STORY ABOUT THE PENNY

A STORY ABOUT THE PENNY

The penny is the lowest valued unit of U.S. currency, one cent, equalling one one-hundredth of the U.S. dollar. It...

by The Chat Laboratory10 November 2021
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THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The English language is the most widely spoken language in the world, with about 350 million speakers. It has evolved...

by The Chat Laboratory8 October 2021
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HOW TO THINK IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

HOW TO THINK IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

If you are a person who loves learning foreign languages, you’ve surely heard that thinking in the target language improves...

by The Chat Laboratory11 September 2021
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BILINGUALS SEE THE WORLD IN A DIFFERENT WAY

BILINGUALS SEE THE WORLD IN A DIFFERENT WAY

LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE LITERALLY CHANGES THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH. PANOS ATHANASOPOULOS, OF NEWCASTLE...

by The Chat Laboratory10 August 2021
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WHY IS LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IMPORTANT?

WHY IS LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IMPORTANT?

In 2021, the world is increasingly a global community. 13.5% (just under 43 million) of Americans speak Spanish as their...

by The Chat Laboratory9 July 2021
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MAKE REALISTIC, SPECIFIC GOALS WHEN LEARNING A LANGUAGE

MAKE REALISTIC, SPECIFIC GOALS WHEN LEARNING A LANGUAGE

You have decided to learn another language. Now what? Ask yourself: what do you want to achieve and by when?...

by The Chat Laboratory9 June 2021
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7 QUIRKY WAYS TO LEARN A LANGUAGE

7 QUIRKY WAYS TO LEARN A LANGUAGE

THINK LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE IS BORING? THINK AGAIN – WITH THESE TECHNIQUES, YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS WHILE HAVING...

by The Chat Laboratory9 May 2021
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OLD DICTIONARY, NEW WORDS

OLD DICTIONARY, NEW WORDS

AS YOU KNOW, THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS AN EVOLVING, EVER-CHANGING CONSTRUCT. THE WORDS WE SPEAK AND WRITE CAN CHANGE IN...

by The Chat Laboratory8 April 2021
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COOL OUT OF OFFICE MESSAGE EXAMPLES

COOL OUT OF OFFICE MESSAGE EXAMPLES

Sometimes your position is so crucial that people will need to have someone to turn to in your absence. When...

by The Chat Laboratory11 March 2021
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WHAT PS MEANS AND HOW TO USE IT CORRECTLY IN YOUR EMAIL

WHAT PS MEANS AND HOW TO USE IT CORRECTLY IN YOUR EMAIL

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF PS? PS stands for postscript. It comes from the Latin ‘postscriptum’, which literally means “written...

by The Chat Laboratory10 February 2021
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THE HISTORY OF LANGUAGE

THE HISTORY OF LANGUAGE

WORDS ON THE BRAIN: FROM 1 MILLION YEARS AGO? All social animals communicate with each other, from bees and ants...

by The Chat Laboratory6 January 2021
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HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS CARD

HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS CARD

Aside from other important holiday to-do’s like taking a family Christmas photo and getting your shopping done, another significant item...

by The Chat Laboratory1 December 2020
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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED EDUCATION FOREVER

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED EDUCATION FOREVER

COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom.As...

by The Chat Laboratory12 November 2020
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“I HAVE A GOOD NEWS.” – THE REASON WHY THIS SENTENCE IN INCORRECT

“I HAVE A GOOD NEWS.” – THE REASON WHY THIS SENTENCE IN INCORRECT

It’s grammatically incorrect and sounds awkward to native English speakers. The word “news” is one of those words that sounds...

by The Chat Laboratory8 October 2020
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THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

It’s difficult to overestimate the impact of food on the development of modern languages. The word for the cereal we...

by The Chat Laboratory12 September 2020
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THE VALUE OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE EXAMS AND CERTIFICATES

THE VALUE OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE EXAMS AND CERTIFICATES

If you are learning a foreign language, have you considered sitting an official exam? An official certificate is a mark...

by The Chat Laboratory6 August 2020
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WHY LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH SONGS AND MUSIC?

WHY LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH SONGS AND MUSIC?

SO WHAT IS IT ABOUT SONGS THAT MAKE THEM SUCH EFFECTIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING TOOLS? * It works. There is considerable scientific...

by The Chat Laboratory10 July 2020
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HOW MANY LANGUAGES ARE THERE IN THE WORLD?

HOW MANY LANGUAGES ARE THERE IN THE WORLD?

7,099 LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN TODAY. That number is constantly in flux because we’re learning more about the world’s languages every...

by The Chat Laboratory9 June 2020
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HOW TO WRITE ESSAYS

HOW TO WRITE ESSAYS

The most successful essays are well planned. Essays that go off the point with lots of extra detail will get...

by The Chat Laboratory7 May 2020
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