A New Phonetic Alphabet For World Peace?

A Syrian banker living in the UK, has taken it upon himself to create a new phonetic alphabet in the hope that it will bridge division between countries and languages. Jaber George Jabbour says that the new phonetic alphabet, called SaypU, can be used for writing all languages. Jabbour believes that misunderstandings around the world create barriers and his new phonetic alphabet could break down those barriers, possibly bringing world peace.

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Get To Know Your Holiday Destination With Lonely Planet Country Guides!

Are you planning on going on holiday this summer or perhaps later in the year? Apart from learning the language, really get to know your holiday destination by reading up about the culture, people and best places to visit with the Lonely Planet range of country and travel guides.

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World Events Calendar

Language Advantage Events brings you a countdown of the most popular language and cultural events from around the world!

Keep up-to-date with what’s going on each month for the most important, and sometimes the most weird, celebrations, events and festivals. Click on the event name for more information.

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Did you know that the 14th September is Hindi Day? Also known as Hindi Diwas, this date marks the day when Hindi became the official language of India.

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* Mexican Independence DayMexican Independence Day

The 16th September marks Mexico’s Independence Day when millions of Mexicans around the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule.

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The European Day of Languages is on the 26th of September every year.

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World Cultures

Language and culture go hand in hand!

While you’re learning a language, it is critical that you learn about the culture and people of the country where it’s spoken.   The good news is that it is quicker to find out about the etiquette and customs of a country than it is to learn their language! language advantage has selected the top 10 best and most innovative books about world culture.


01 Lonely Planet country guides

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02 Culture Shock!

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03 Culture Smart!

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04 Doing Business with…

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05 Living and Working In…

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06 Hofstede

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07 Trompenaars

fons-trompenaars-managing-people-across-cultures-bookfor more information and to buy Trompenaars books, browse our Language Advantage Culture shop on amazon.co.uk>>
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08 Xenophobe’s Guide

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09 Other Culture books

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LANGUAGE EXTRAS

There are lots of great ways to learn a language. Try out some of these!

Language gifts
Give a language gift and give a present that will last forever!
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World films
Buy a DVD in another language and watch it with or without English subtitles. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll be understanding the film. It would make a great gift too!
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World music
Buy a CD in another language and listen to music in the background. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll be repeating the words and singing in another language. It would make a great gift too!
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World travel books
There are many novels and travel journals giving amazing insights into life in other countries. These books are a great way to learn about the culture of another country.
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Language books
We bring you our favourite selection of books about language learning, cross-cultural awareness or religion to read on the way to work or college, or just to unwind for half an hour. A book would also be a great language gift for that language lover!
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