Camille Van Puymbroeck is a Belgian freelance journalist with a big interest in anything lifestyle and ecology-related. Nothing makes her more happy than visiting a former Soviet building, overgrown by nature, equipped with a camera and a coffee. Not without an Italian meal afterwards, of course. Her work has previously been published in Metro, Sabato Magazine and Culinaire Ambiance.

15 August 2023

The best city to learn French is surprisingly not in France, new study finds

Taking a language bath is a learning method many of those who want to learn a new language are keen on. You stay in a city, […]
5 July 2023

Can you really learn a language with an app?

Since the advent of the smartphone learning app in the mid noughties, people all over the world have been downloading and using apps like Babbel, Rosetta […]
9 May 2023

Bridging cultures and promoting tourism through the Portuguese language

The Portuguese language is one of the most widespread languages in the world, with over 265 million speakers on all continents, as well as the most […]
7 March 2023

Is toki pona the simplest language in the world?

How many languages do you speak? Speaking more than just one language certainly comes in handy nowadays, regardless of where you live in the world. Whether […]
12 January 2023

What is the best age to learn how to read?

What is the best age to learn how to read? This is a question that, among other factors, depends on children’s acquired abilities and maturity. Rushing […]
10 January 2023

Over 130 languages are spoken in this New York City borough

Queens, New York, is the most diverse populous borough in the United States, and indeed in the world. A few years ago, the districts’ officials adopted […]
12 December 2022

Can you guess the most googled word in 2022?

Every year Google publishes some of the most popular searches of the year and 2022 was no exception. Called “Year in Search”, the 2022 dashboard shows […]
23 November 2022

Which European countries are best at English as a second language?

Education First (EF) has released its 2022 English Proficiency Index revealing that nine out of the top ten countries with very high proficiency in English are […]
29 September 2022

What foreign languages does the Royal Family speak?

Being part of the Royal Family comes with many responsibilities. Among those, speaking at least one other language besides English is mandatory, from the late Queen […]
14 September 2022

Is Quebec French the real French?

Quebec French, also called Québécois French or simply Québécois, has sometimes been mocked for its different pronunciation and even vocabulary. Being called rudimentary or not proper, […]
29 August 2022

This app helps you learn minority European languages

Languages ​​such as the Sami language, Gaelic, Cornish, Basque and Galician have their own space in the IndyLan app, a project that was born with the […]
26 July 2022

What impact do international schools have in Brussels?

The capital of Belgium is the beating heart of Europe in more than one way. Because of its location, the country has been a crossroad for […]
25 July 2022

How speaking more than one language affects your brain

Speaking more than one language has clear advantages but mixing them all is not unusual. Researchers are studying the impact of speaking two or more languages […]
28 April 2022

1,500 languages could disappear by the end of the century

Research by the Australian National University (ANU) has found that of the world’s 7,000 recognized languages, around half are currently endangered. 1,500 are particularly at risk. […]
18 March 2022

What are the differences between the Ukrainian and Russian languages?

If you listen to them, both the Russian and Ukrainian languages sound somewhat similar. However, they have several differences. Ukrainian and Russian belong to the same […]
16 February 2022

Gender-neutral pronoun ‘hen’ to soon enter Norwegian dictionaries

The gender-neutral pronoun ‘hen’ will officially enter dictionaries in Norway after rising popularity in the use of the new word. This comes after similar developments have […]