Monday, September 11, 2017

Languages Online: The Best of August 2017

It's once again time to take a look at some of the best stuff we found on languages from the last month. Let's get to it!


Another great article from one of our favourite language websites. If you're wondering about learning a language, how difficult it is, and what it takes, this is an article you have to read!


Getting the accent right in a foreign language can be tricky. This article includes some interesting views on accents as well as tips and tricks for making your accent better.


There are plenty of benefits to learning foreign languages. Find out how speaking another language could do wonders when it comes to jobs.


If you love wordplay and puns as much as I do, you'll probably want to read this article on them and how there are a number of linguistic reasons why puns work so well in English.


According to 5 Minute Language, you can make things easier by reading these 5 books. Which ones are they? You'll just have to read the article.


This article is a fascinating look at the benefits of learning languages as well as all the disadvantages of not doing so. You should definitely read this article if you're still not sold on speaking a foreign language.


This article from the BBC has a look at a few people from multilingual places from around the world. It's an interesting read for anyone who grew up in a predominately monolingual place like I did.

There's a reason it's Little Red Riding Hood.

With August being Women in Translation Month, the Metro brought us a list of translated works that everyone should read. Check it out!


If you're a language enthusiast like myself, these are the kind of questions that keep you up at night. Fortunately, the Oxford Dictionaries' blog had it covered in this article on lexical differences.


If you're a native English speaker, you can often just tell when things aren't right. There are tonnes of "rules" in this article that you didn't know you knew and we didn't either!

Were there any other interesting language articles we missed? Tell us about them in the comments!