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9 Cool Dutch Words With No English Translation

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Living in the Netherlands can be easy for English speakers as everyone speaks decent English. However, some Dutch words have no English equivalent, so even if the local try to translate them to you, the sense and feeling of the expressions could go missing. It’s fine if you just want to get by, but the […]

Languages don’t follow any laws

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Hello everyone! This time I would like to tell you about an interesting article that I read about universal language laws. As the article was in Dutch, I shall translate the main concepts in English: ” Learning a foreign language is a paradox experience. The phonemes and words are different, but at the same time […]

The extinction of languages

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Hi Mynglers, We want to share with you this alarming article (its in Dutch) about certain languages becoming extinct. I made a rough translation for all of you, who don’t speak Dutch. Did you know that almost 80 % of the world’s population altogether speaks only 83 languages? What is even more disturbing, is that […]

Google’s plan to overcome language barriers

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Hi everyone! Some big news for everyone struggling with language barriers: Google is developing a software for the first phone that will be able to translate foreign languages instantly combining in voice recognition and automatic translation. If they succeed, this could completely transform communication between different languages and also influence language learning. If you want […]

The language e-learning industry – part 3: Language learning market (II)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Overview of the language e-learning industry: Language learning market size and players

The language e-learning industry – part 3: Language learning market (I)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Language learning market

The language e-learning industry – part 2: History of language learning

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

History of language learning

The language e-learning industry- part 1: Languages

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Languages in the world

The world greatest linguists

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I was just looking at the amazing collection of nationalities and spoken languages we have here in the office of Myngle, and the couple of language-geeks who are moving towards 8-10 languages spoken (yes, Elisa & Tetyana, I am talking about you here), when I had to find the answer: how many languages is it […]

Article; Online learning grows more popular

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Hi all, I am back with some information about the online learning market. An article called ‘Online learning grows more popular’ from the Reformed Daily reveals some interesting facts. Actually, it is an article  exactly pointing out the reasons why we build Myngle. And we are almost ready :-))) Subject of the article is the […]