Why people will beat machines in recognising speech for a long time yet

8th June 2021

The ability to communicate fluently in all languages is a phenomenal task. One of the reasons this feat is so difficult to realise, is the huge var...

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Working from home: Optimise your work experience

21st May 2021

For the past year, most of us have been working at home and, for the foreseeable future, will continue to do so intermittently. It has therefore be...

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What is the best age to learn a language?

11th May 2021

According to research, the best age to start learning a second language can vary significantly; it depends on how the language is being learned, th...

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The Language You Speak Influences Where Your Attention Goes

28th April 2021

According to a research, the language we speak can have an influence on where our attention goes, and how we see the world not only figuratively bu...

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Happy King’s Day!

27th April 2021

Happy King's Day! Normally, on this day across the Netherlands would be filled with people on the street wearing their best orange outfit celebr...

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

23rd April 2021

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

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Languagematters Online Easter Egg Hunt

29th March 2021

How many eggs are hidden in the image? Add these eggs to your running total for your chance to win our delicious Easter treats! Comment the t...

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Why you might be counting in the wrong language

21st January 2021

The language we speak can have an influence on how we solve and think of numbers. Despite mathematics being a universal language, the way a child’s...

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Where Dutch directness comes from

11th January 2021

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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How to Work From Home: 10 Tips to Stay Productive

8th January 2021

Working from home has now become the new normal for many.  Although as the new normal continues for others, it can feel that we are in less control...

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