Third Culture Kids: Bridging Language and Culture


The term Third Culture Kid was first conceived in the 1950s by American social researchers Ruth and John Useem to define individuals who were raised in a culture different to that of their parents’ culture during their developmental years. As explained by Andrea M. Moore and Gina G. Barker in their work, “Confused or multicultural: […]

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Underwater Conversations


Many believe that we humans are the only members of the animal kingdom capable of developing our own language separate from our innate and instinctive knowledge. Although humans have a clear advantage, as we have approximately 4000 languages, under the sea there are voices calling out to join the club, and which might give us a […]

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The Longest Word in the World is German


In Germany, the captain of a steam boat arrives at the navigation bridge to set out on a new journey along the Danube River. Upon arriving at his cabin, he realizes that he is missing something important: the key to open the door. So the captain then asks a crew member where the Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänskajütentürsschlüssel is. […]

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Words Used Worldwide


There are 196 countries in the world and English is the official language in 60 of these. Even in countries where this language is not official, many English words are borrowed and used on a daily basis. Furthermore, many even appear on foreign language dictionaries. For example, if you’re looking to start business in other […]

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