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What is the Easiest Language to Learn for English Speakers?

Lots of people out there flirt with the idea of learning a new language, but are wary of a long-term investment of time and effort, so they want to find out what the easiest language to learn for English speakers is. Or maybe they`re just curious. In any case, what makes a language easier to learn is (a) its simplicity, and (b) its similarity to your native language, or other languages you`ve already learned. So, what languages are both fairly simple yet also closely related to English? Continue reading

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Japanese – One of the Hardest Languages in the World?

According to the American Foreign Service Institute, which provides intensive language training to American diplomats before their placements overseas, Japanese is one of five languages that are considered the most difficult for native English speakers to learn (the others being Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Arabic). Diplomats learning these languages undergo 88 weeks of fulltime language training Continue reading