Shared memory

Is there such a thing as a national memory, a memory shared between many people and not specific to any person? Once I would be skeptical, but now I would argue, there is and we can become a part of it. Identity defined by the memory Our identity is often defined by our experiences. If …

How to Improve Score in IELTS Writing Test – Deep Analysis

How to Improve Score in IELTS Writing While Preparing for the IELTS Exam? It is common knowledge that IELTS Academic writing can be tricky. One might believe that having fluency in speaking helps in the written test. However, IELTS writing needs precision and clarity. Therefore, it is wise to invest some time in writing during …

The Easiest Way to Memorize Chinese Words

If you want to become proficient in Chinese, you must learn how to memorize Chinese words. In this article, Daniel Nalesnik, founder of Hack Chinese will share his personal conclusions, based on his experience moving to China as a complete beginner, and then passing the highest levels of the official proficiency exams several years later. …

How Being Bilingual Can Help Your Career Development

Whether you’re already a bilingual speaker, or thinking of learning another language, having this skill is a great way for you to stay competitive in the job market. Knowing a foreign language has many benefits, especially when it comes to career growth and personal development. Here are a few ways of being bilingual or multilingual …

Contextual markers

People often have the best mnemonic devices ever and do not even realize this. In this article, I will address just such a case. Happy Anna A couple of days ago, I went home and found my wife in an unusually cheerful mood. She explained a professional linguist a thing or two about remembering languages …

Disambiguation

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Some words mean many things. How do we memorize them? How should we read and remember wordplay? How should we search dictionaries when we encounter new words? These are valid questions without equally valid answers. I will try to address them here. The question that leads to this post I month ago one of my …

Learn to speedread better from synchronous translation

Language is one of the primary tools in any career. We use language to formulate ideas, collaborate, express ourselves, and inspire others. There is a group of people who use language differently and spectacularly.  Moreover, all of us can learn from them. These are the professionals involved in synchronous translation. Read more here, here, here, and …

Powerful words

Words can be powerful in different ways. Take a moment to imagine what I will write about. Then stop imagining and start reading. Today, I really insist that you check the links, as they are somewhat different than what you would expect. Please check out here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. First there …

How to Write Better if You Are Not a Native English-Speaker?

For me as well as a half or our readers, English is not the first language. This does not mean that we cannot read and write as well or better than most native speakers. In this post, a Hungarian journalist explains her way to master the English language. My way was different and passed through conference …

Never tell people to improve

Are we too hard with ourselves for our own good? Recent studies show that more rest, positive language and acceptance will improve our lives. For more information, you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Why now? As the year ends, we review our year and summarize its results. Some …