Celebrate World Teachers’ Day!

What do Dumbledore, Yoda, and Mr. Miyagi have in common? That’s right, they are all remarkable teachers who inspired their students in times of need because they saw their potential. We have all been marked by our tutors, be it at school, university, or extracurricular organizations, and today, on World Teachers’ Day, is the perfect(…)


Stonewall riots: everything you need to know about this event that has changed the LGBT community’s public perception

June 28 is Pride Day in the United States, as well as many other parts of the world. This date remembers the Stonewall riots, which have come to symbolize resistance against the violence and discrimination suffered by vulnerable communities. The protests inspired empathy, solidarity, and activism, and have continued to do so in the decades(…)


Join in Pride Month: some ideas to commemorate this date

Since 1994, LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June in the USA (and in many other parts of the world). Typically, there are events and parades all throughout the country to promote this annual festivity and the community it celebrates. This year’s ceremonies might be a bit different due to the pandemic and the current(…)


What Spanish Variety Should You Be Learning?

Spanish is the native language of more than 20 countries, meaning that there are countless accents and varieties. And unfortunately for learners, there is no “neutral” Spanish: there is the Mexican standard, the Latin American standard, the Peninsular standard, the Rioplatense standard… the possibilities are many. But we are here to help! If you would(…)


What is English Language Day?

Approximately 1.5 billion people speak English worldwide (as many as every 1 in 4 people, according to some estimates) and, in many places, it has become the lingua franca: the common language for communication between people who otherwise speak different mother tongues. This is one of the reasons why the United Nations has chosen it(…)


Listen & Learn Perform Dutch Translation of International Feature Documentary, Disparity

Listen & Learn is proud to announce our collaboration with the Disparity Film Project, whereby one of our expert Dutch linguists completed the translation and proofreading of the 105-minute Dutch subtitle transcript for the feature documentary, Disparity: The Ultimate Search for Real Aid. In 2020, Listen & Learn was contacted by Digital Operations Manager Sam(…)


Celebrate Chinese Language Day in 2020!

Over 1.2 billion people speak some form of Chinese in the world, with the vast majority speaking Mandarin Chinese, making it the most-spoken native language today. Impressive, right? This ancient language has a reputation for being one of the most complex to learn, not only because of its characters and pronunciation, but also because there(…)


Pros of Taking Online Language Lessons

Learning a language can open up business, travel, leisure, and social opportunities, among others, in today’s globalized world. Learn Spanish, for example, and you’ll be able to connect with a community of more than 600 million people in almost 25 countries. Learn Mandarin Chinese and you’ll broaden your professional horizons, including being able to apply(…)