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The most popular foreign language films and TV Shows

Films or TV shows set in or about other countries have always been popular to English speakers. Shows like Emily in Paris follow the life […]

Study reveals accents Americans find most attractive

There are more than 7,100 languages spoken around the world. And on top of that, each has a variety of accents and dialects, many of […]

Ranked: The worst business buzzwords and corporate jargon

Has your boss or colleague ever used an acronym you were confused by or jargon that made you cringe? Business English can feel like a […]

Words that make you sound smarter, according to Americans

Words matter, and not just their individual meanings. The words you use can signal to others how intelligent you are—or how pretentious. However, it’s a […]

The most bilingual cities in America

The ability to speak more than one language can come in handy, and not just if you’re visiting a foreign country. It can be a […]

A story of career reinvention with Preply Tutor Gonzalo Cañas Guevara

Gonzalo Cañas Guevara was born and lives in Madrid. He has worked in marketing agencies as a creative and copywriter – and has been teaching […]

From San Diego to Barcelona: Elizabeth’s teaching journey

Elizabeth Zollars is an online English teacher. Originally from San Diego, California, she attended university in Washington, where she studied anthropology and minored in TESOL […]

How to learn English at home by yourself [webinar & transcript]

Video transcript Tom Welcome, everybody to this webinar, hosted by Preply, the one-on-one tutoring platform to get you talking. I’m Tom, and I’m here to […]

Breaking the ice: Turkish greetings, apologies and farewells

If you’re a Turkish beginner taking your first steps in the language, or visiting Turkey soon, it’s a good idea to understand basic greetings and […]

Russian sentence structure: Taking on the language challenge

People love to speculate about how difficult different languages are to learn. Mandarin has its logographic writing system (symbols represent entire words) and four tones. […]

A tutorial on Chinese numbers from 1 to 10

Chinese is spoken by over 1.3 billion people worldwide. But it’s famously difficult to start learning. Mandarin, for example, has five tones (meaning pronunciation is […]

Technology and tantrums: A guide to classroom behavior management

Whether you teach young children or high school-age learners, tutoring online can be extremely rewarding and fun. However, it can also have its challenges. In […]

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