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Filipino (Tagalog) – the Lingua Franca of a Hugely Diverse Country

Western countries like Canada and the United States pride themselves on being “multicultural”, but I think it`s a myth. In reality all of the various cultural communities merge into the mainstream and adopt its language after usually one generation. But there are Continue reading

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Why French is Still a Great Language to Learn

Whenever I tell someone that I`m focusing on studying French these days, there`s about an 80% chance that they`ll reply with “Why don`t you learn Spanish instead?”  While it`s true that Spanish has become an important language and it has more native speakers than French (Spanish has around 400 million while French has around 75 million Continue reading