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election language

Election language: what you need to know

You may not be heading to the polls, but that doesn’t mean you can’t talk about what’s going on. Here are a few pointers on election language to keep the conversation rolling on the hot topic of the day.

A question of language: How to form questions in English

Are you OK? Do you need a helping hand? This month Phil Stoneman looks at how to form questions in English.

Reporting for duty: How to write reports in English

Writing reports in English can seem like difficult work: so much information to include, and a very specific way to write it all to make it as clear as possible. With this guide to writing reports in English, you’ll be a report master before you know it.

Understanding Colombia’s different accents

Whether this is because the Spanish spoken in Bogotá is “clearer” than others (as many capitalinos would have you believe) or simply because Colombian media broadcasts typically bogotano accents to the rest of the country, the reality is understanding the Colombia's different accents can be a bit of a head scratcher.

I used to be bad at this: mastering the ‘used to’...

People often get confused when talking about habits from the past. Here are some top tips on how to master the skill and leave...
English language advent calendar

English language advent calendar

Get into the seasonal spirit in December with a new word for every day before Christmas in our English language advent calendar. Open as a pdf or...
Spanish chatting

Spanish chatting: Esk no c txtr :(

Chat away to your heart’s content with our guide to smartphone Spanish chatting.
Making comparisons

Making comparisons: The good, the better, and the best

Making comparisons is as important as any other aspect of language. In this edition, we look at different ways to compare one thing to another in English.
Intern Colombia

Intern Colombia: Interning internationally

Companies and candidates are discovering that international intern programmes offer more than just job opportunities – these are cultural exchanges that contribute to changing perceptions and deepening perspectives.

Basic Spanish sentence structures

Building basic Spanish sentence structures in is actually quite simple, and helped by the fact that neither negative nor interrogative forms require much modification to the overall structure. We’ve got the building blocks you need to help you with your basic sentence structures so you can form affirmative, negative and basic questions whenever you need.