Evolution of English

Your native language has changed throughout history with different vocabulary and grammar rules and more. Same with English, which has evolved over time. Check out the interesting TED Ed video on what influenced the English language. Recommended for intermediate to advanced learners (Level 400+)

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How Languages Evolve

Ever wonder about how and why languages evolve over time? Learn some interesting trivia about that and practice your listening skills with this TEDed video! You can turn on the subtitles for more support. Recommended for intermediate to advanced learners (Levels 400+).

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Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

As English learners, you’re on your way to being bilingual, or even multilingual! Of course, with each additional language, you’ll have more ways to communicate. But have you thought how else being bilingual benefits you? For the curious, watch the TED-Ed video below, in which “Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.” Click on CC to watch with subtitles (it’ll be helpful for the more scientific parts). Recommended for intermediate to advanced learners (Levels 400+).

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Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday! We’ll also be on holiday, so check back Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the next update.