To quote Fred Weasley in The Goblet of Fire: ‘Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.’

Unfortunately, if you want to get truly invested in a different culture, you’re going to have to try slightly harder. Here at Rayburn Tours we offer unique experiences across the globe, and whether you’re with us to ski, sing, or learn; language skills will help you make the most of your trip.

This handy guide breaks down the nine most common first languages spoken across the world, giving you all the facts and figures about how widely spoken and difficult they are to learn. There’s even some fun phrases you can try to impress all the friends you’ll make with your new communication skills!

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