Happy Chinese New Year!

24th January 2020

Happy Chinese New Year!  新年快乐 We at Languagematters wish everyone celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend joy and happiness with family an...

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Chinese New Year 2020: Rats, luck and why you should avoid medicine, laundry and crying children

The Chinese New year is approaching and the celebration will begin on Saturday 25th January across the world.  With the celebration of t...

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Amsterdam Attractions

22nd January 2020

If you are looking to explore Amsterdam, there are numerous attractions to visit. Have a look at some of the sights of beautiful Amsterdam in the a...

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5 Dutch expressions that express the Dutch way of life

21st January 2020

Describing the essence of the Dutch person can be difficult. Various articles and books have attempted to describe the Dutch identity but not reall...

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Is this the most powerful word in the English language?

17th January 2020

The word “The” might be the most commonly used word in the English vocabulary. However, we don’t really reflect on the purpose of the individual wo...

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Where Dutch directness comes from

13th January 2020

The Dutch people are known for their straightforwardness and they have a word for it “bespreekbaarheid”. But where does this directness come from. ...

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Dutch law – what’s changing on Jan 1, 2020?

10th January 2020

The Dutch Council has accepted the Balanced Labour Market Act (WAB), which took in force 1st January 2020. This law will introduce impor...

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Find a Better Job: The Recruiter’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

9th January 2020

If you are ready to make a resolution of taking the next step in your career, now is the time to start preparing. Here are some few tips on how to ...

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When speaking a new language, what matters most is your attitude — not your accuracy

8th January 2020

The fear of speaking a new language can seem very intimidating and can make us feel judged and reluctant to converse. Accounting to a study, the le...

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A neuroscientist explains why being bilingual makes your brain more robust

16th December 2019

It was believed that if a child learn more than one language at a time, it would be too confusing for the child. According to research learning ano...

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