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English Language Day is celebrated on 23 April. Read about where English came from, how it came to be spoken all over the world and how it is changing.

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There are about 6,500 languages in the world, but did you know that a language disappears and dies every two weeks? International Mother Language Day, on 21 February, is a day to celebrate and protect all the languages of the world.

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Listen to Simon talking about how he learned several languages in a variety of different ways.

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Did you know that there's a World Emoji Day? Well, there is ... and it's on July 17! surprise 

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Listen to the English teacher talk about listening to practise and improve your listening skills.

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The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear – and see – how the language has changed over the years.

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Richard finds out about all the different kinds of English and talks to some of the hundreds of thousands of students who come to Great Britain to learn English every year.

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Ashlie and Stephen do some shopping in Paris - and improve their French!