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8 razones profesionales para aprender inglés

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El inglés es un idioma indispensable en el mundo de los negocios y del entrenamiento. Desde los directores corporativos, pasando por las las estrellas de cine y hasta los más celebres bloggers, se preocupan por mejorar su nivel de inglés para incrementar su alcance e impulsar el éxito de su marca a nivel global.

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Hacking language learning: Benny Lewis at TEDxWarsaw

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Benny Lewis is a great example that if you have the correct attitute, you will learn any language if you have passion and want it strong enough. By using Integrated Communication, he was able to embrace the people and their culture in order to connect.

"Some people just don't have the language learning gene." To prove that this statement is patently untrue is Benny Lewis's life mission. A monoglot till after leaving university, Benny now runs the World's most popular language learning blog and is learning Egyptian Arabic which will be language number twelve, or maybe thirteen. But who's counting?

Something in common: should English be the official language of the EU?

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An interpreter's headphones. It is estimated the EU produces 1.76m pages of translation work each year. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian

 

Money talks, especially in Brussels. A billion euros are usually "mil milhoes de euros" in Portuguese, or a thousand million. In Spanish, likewise, "billón" means a million million, so billion is "mil millones de euros". Confusingly, "billion" translates as "milijarde" into Croatian, or "miljard"into Dutch. When the French talk of "un billion", they are referring to what Britons call a trillion. Oh, and a German "Billiarde" is a French "quadrillion". Of course. 

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Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain

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I’D BEEN BACK from studying abroad in Mexico City for a couple of days when I asked my dad, “Can I use the lavadora?”

“The what?” He didn’t speak Spanish. I knew that, of course.I didn’t even really speak Spanish. I had barely been able to hold a conversation for most of the six months I had just spent in Mexico. So why when I needed to do laundry, the only word that came into my head was in Spanish? 

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British vs. American Spelling

 

 

There are some well-known spelling differences between British English and American English. Many of these spelling differences result from French influence on English. British English has a tendency to keep the spelling of many words of French origin. While Americans try to spell words more closely to the way they sound phonetically and they tend to omit some letters.
The general spelling differences between British and American English are listed below:

 

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