How language shapes your thoughts – what researchers know

5th April 2019

Abstract concepts are harder to understand. According to research, concrete concepts are easier to learn and remember than abstract words.  Read mo...

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Being bilingual alters your brain. Here’s how

4th April 2019

Bilingualism has many proven benefits, However, according to research, switching between two languages can fundamentally alter the structure of you...

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Language: why we like some words more than others

3rd April 2019

When we are learning a foreign language, there are some words that we like more than others and can even make us feel happy. Read more about it her...

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Tips and Resources

1st April 2019

At Languagematters our aim is to help you by giving the right resources to prepare yourself for an interview and tips on how to write a CV. Have a ...

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Minority languages fight for survival in the digital age

27th March 2019

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Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works

26th March 2019

The development of languages has always been a massive source of intrigue. For decades we have questioned how the differen...

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Why learning another language is still a sign of privilege

21st March 2019

Languages play a fundamental role in the social mobility of young people, however the amount of British students who selec...

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The impact of climate change on language loss

14th March 2019

Climate change is affecting languages. There are approximately 7,000 languages spoken around the world. However, half of t...

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Google’s translation headphones: you can order a meal but they won’t help you understand the culture

12th March 2019

With today’s modern technology, we can translate any language. However the cultural significance of the language is often ...

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The power of language: we translate our thoughts into words, but words also affect the way we think

5th March 2019

Different languages have various ways of describing the world and this in turn affects how we see the world. Read more abo...

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