Language Families

Language Families

What are ‘Language Families’? Today there are approximately 7,500 languages spoken in the world. These are categorized into 15 major Language Family groupings, showing how the constituent languages share a common ancestry. These are useful to understand if you’re...
Top 10 ways to learn Japanese

Top 10 ways to learn Japanese

  The Top 10 Ways to Learn Japanese Do you want to learn to speak Japanese? There are plenty of ways of going about it and not all involve a lot of expense. You’ll find some great ideas here. Japanese is a fascinating and very rewarding language to study. Here are ten...
The Global Language

The Global Language

English – The Global Language Around 1500 years ago, Anglo-Saxon English was a minority language in the British Isles. It was spoken by only a few small Germanic tribes that had migrated into the Eastern parts of the ruins of Roman Britain. Today the descendant of...
The Chinese Tones

The Chinese Tones

The Use of Tones in Chinese To speak Mandarin, it’s necessary to understand and use tones. These are generally used to differentiate between syllable sounds and therefore meanings.  Here is a brief explanation and some examples. Many people trying to learn Chinese...