Category: Language

Language Handy Guide to Regional Slang in the 50 US States

Handy Guide to Regional Slang in the 50 US States

Handy Guide to Regional Slang in the 50 US States We’ve written before about how the same language can sound completely different in different countries. Specifically, we’ve explored the differences between American and British regionalisms and the various Spanish expressions used in the different Spanish-speaking countries. But what about regional slang within the same country? …

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Language Handy Guide to Expressions and Slang in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Handy Guide to Expressions and Slang in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Handy Guide to Expressions and Slang in Spanish-Speaking Countries In a previous blog, we explored some of the differences between British and American English. Especially in the case of expressions and slang, Americans and Brits often find themselves “divided by a common language,” if you will. However, as any second-language learner or traveler knows, this …

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Language What Learning a Language Does to Your Brain (and Tips for Mastering a New Language)

What Learning a Language Does to Your Brain (and Tips for Mastering a New Language)

What Learning a Language Does to Your Brain (and Tips for Mastering a New Language) In modern society, knowing a second language is becoming more and more important. Second language proficiency makes you more marketable for employment opportunities. It can make traveling in foreign countries much easier. It allows you to communicate more effectively with …

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College 9 Best Colleges for Foreign Language Study

9 Best Colleges for Foreign Language Study

Written by: Pavita Singh and Sushma Sharma Hoping to become highly proficient in a foreign language but aren’t ready to venture off too far from home just yet? Studying a foreign language in college is a great place to start. Having a strong knowledge of a foreign language can prepare you for exciting careers in academia, …

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Language The Role of Conversation in Preventing Cognitive Decline

The Role of Conversation in Preventing Cognitive Decline

Written by: Sushma Sharma and Pavita Singh Diseases of cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, have devastating effects not only for the patients, but also for their loved ones. Worldwide, nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer’s or dementia, which are the top causes of disability later in life. Globally, the estimated cost of Alzheimer’s …

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