ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Piraha: Brazil's Extraordinary Language

Posted by Jake Schild on December 22, 2017
A tiny tribe living deep in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has some of the world’s top researchers questioning the fundamentals of human language. The Piraha tribe speaks a rare and mysterious language of the same name that might be completely different from ...

Topics: Language Learner, Language Guides


What is Universal Spanish?

Posted by Alexandra Norvet on November 28, 2016
Spanish is one of the world’s most commonly spoken languages, with upwards of 400 million native speakers. It’s the official language of 21 countries across the world and it is often learned as a second language. Depending on the location, the versions of ...

Topics: Global Marketing, Interpretation, Language Learner, Language Guides


What Language Should You Learn?

Posted by Jake Schild on October 14, 2016
Speaking more than one language is advantageous for a number of reasons. More than just the ability to communicate with people from different regions and cultures, the skill is said to improve many human facilities, running the gamut from cognitive to social ...

Topics: Language Learner, Language Guides


Are You a Strong Translator? See If These Traits Describe You

Posted by Jake Schild on October 5, 2016
Translators are connectors. They connect people, places and ideas with their ability to speak more than one language. They’re not only bi- or multi-lingual, but they’re also experts on the culture that surrounds the language they translate. A good translator ...

Topics: Language Learner, Language Guides, Translation


Studies Show Bilingual Speakers Have Superior "Attentional Control"

Posted by Jake Schild on September 23, 2016
Thinking about learning another language? New research suggests it’s a good idea. The journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition recently published a study which uncovered that bilingual people have an easier time concentrating than those who only speak ...

Topics: Language Learner, Language Guides, Life Sciences, Manufacturing


Do We Speak a Universal Language?

Posted by Jake Schild on September 15, 2016
A new study published on Monday suggests that there may be a lot more in common between global languages than we think. Research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found a connection between the sound and meaning of words, indicating ...

Topics: Language Learner, Language Guides