Did you know that Afrikaans was first brought into South Africa, where it is still spoken today, with the arrival of Dutch settlers? At first, Dutch was spoken but, over time, Afrikaans started emerging from a mix of languages spoken by the newcomers. These days, it’s recognised as a distinct language belonging in the West Germanic language group.

Here are ten more interesting facts about Afrikaans:

1. It’s the youngest official language in the world

Although it’s rather difficult to determine the age of any language (or what a language itself is, for that matter), Afrikaans is the youngest official one in the world. It was only decreed “a…


English is quite simply the most popular foreign language for people to learn, quite probably due to its status as the lingua franca for pretty much all international communication. In addition, more than half of the content on the internet is also in English. So, it is probably no surprise that there are so many great online resources for people learning English, it is difficult to give an overview.

We have already given some recommendations about which resources English learners should use in Part 1 of this post but since there are so many to choose from, we’ve put together…


English is quite simply the most popular foreign language for people to learn, quite probably due to its status as the lingua franca for pretty much all international communication. In addition, more than half of the content on the internet is also in English. So, it is probably no surprise that there are so many great online resources for people learning English, it is difficult to give an overview.

We have already given some recommendations about which resources English learners should use in Part 1 of this post but since there are so many to choose from, we’ve put together…


Did you know that Afrikaans was first brought into South Africa, where it is still spoken today, with the arrival of Dutch settlers? At first, Dutch was spoken but, over time, Afrikaans started emerging from a mix of languages spoken by the newcomers. These days, it’s recognised as a distinct language belonging in the West Germanic language group.

Here are ten more interesting facts about Afrikaans:

1. It’s the youngest official language in the world

Although it’s rather difficult to determine the age of any language (or what a language itself is, for that matter), Afrikaans is the youngest official one in the world. It was only decreed “a…


English is quite simply the most popular foreign language for people to learn, quite probably due to its status as the lingua franca for pretty much all international communication. In addition, more than half of the content on the internet is also in English. So, it is probably no surprise that there are so many great online resources for people learning English, it is difficult to give an overview.

We have already given some recommendations about which resources English learners should use in Part 1 of this post but since there are so many to choose from, we’ve put together…


Did you know that Afrikaans was first brought into South Africa, where it is still spoken today, with the arrival of Dutch settlers? At first, Dutch was spoken but, over time, Afrikaans started emerging from a mix of languages spoken by the newcomers. These days, it’s recognised as a distinct language belonging in the West Germanic language group.

Here are ten more interesting facts about Afrikaans:

1. It’s the youngest official language in the world

Although it’s rather difficult to determine the age of any language (or what a language itself is, for that matter), Afrikaans is the youngest official one in the world. It was only decreed “a…


English is quite simply the most popular foreign language for people to learn, quite probably due to its status as the lingua franca for pretty much all international communication. In addition, more than half of the content on the internet is also in English. So, it is probably no surprise that there are so many great online resources for people learning English, it is difficult to give an overview.

We have already given some recommendations about which resources English learners should use in Part 1 of this post but since there are so many to choose from, we’ve put together…


Did you know that Afrikaans was first brought into South Africa, where it is still spoken today, with the arrival of Dutch settlers? At first, Dutch was spoken but, over time, Afrikaans started emerging from a mix of languages spoken by the newcomers. These days, it’s recognised as a distinct language belonging in the West Germanic language group.

Here are ten more interesting facts about Afrikaans:

1. It’s the youngest official language in the world

Although it’s rather difficult to determine the age of any language (or what a language itself is, for that matter), Afrikaans is the youngest official one in the world. It was only decreed “a…


Did you know that Afrikaans was first brought into South Africa, where it is still spoken today, with the arrival of Dutch settlers? At first, Dutch was spoken but, over time, Afrikaans started emerging from a mix of languages spoken by the newcomers. These days, it’s recognised as a distinct language belonging in the West Germanic language group.

Here are ten more interesting facts about Afrikaans:

1. It’s the youngest official language in the world

Although it’s rather difficult to determine the age of any language (or what a language itself is, for that matter), Afrikaans is the youngest official one in the world. It was only decreed “a…


English is quite simply the most popular foreign language for people to learn, quite probably due to its status as the lingua franca for pretty much all international communication. In addition, more than half of the content on the internet is also in English. So, it is probably no surprise that there are so many great online resources for people learning English, it is difficult to give an overview.

We have already given some recommendations about which resources English learners should use in Part 1 of this post but since there are so many to choose from, we’ve put together…

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