A Guide to Surviving Conversations in a Foreign Language

By Silke Lührmann Having to make or take phone calls in a foreign language, even one we know fairly well, is a terrifying prospect. Verbal speech is only a very small part of any face-to-face conversation. On the phone, it’s everything: you can’t resort to communicating with facial expressions, hands and legs, drawing pictures forRead More »

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Wolfestone Team Goes the Extra Mile!

Over 18,000 people will take to the streets of the Welsh capital this Sunday to run the Cardiff Half Marathon. The vast majority are not professional athletes but ordinary mortals from all walks of life, who often struggle to fit in a demanding training regime with equally demanding jobs – among them five members ofRead More »

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Of Course I Love You More. I’m Italian!

What does the language of love tell us about national character. Do Italians really love you more? “I love you”: English puts the lover first, as do the Germanic languages. It’s love itself that stands between the loving “I” and the object of her desire, separating the lover from the beloved. French brings them closerRead More »

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