Category Archives: showbiz

How to Teach English With Harry Potter Movies

Harry Potter is one of the most well-known movie series of our time, entertaining children, adolescents, and adults alike. Its amazing actors, music, and plot make people watch these movies again and again. So, why not use these fantastic films to motivate your students to learn English? As a teacher, there are hundreds of things(…)


5 Enjoyable Netflix Recommendations for Portuguese Learners

Portuguese media has a much more limited range on Netflix than some of the other languages we’ve looked at so far, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it to practice the language! But whether you’re learning the language for professional reasons or to use it when visiting a Portuguese-speaking country, there’s a little bit(…)


3 Classic Comedy TV Shows From Mexico You Can’t Miss

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Classic Mexican television shows are just as popular today as they were in decades past. Shot in low-quality color, physical comedy reigned supreme, and laughter at every twist and turn of the plot was–and is–all but guaranteed. Don’t let the fact that these shows were produced in Mexico lead you to believe that their popularity(…)


Top 3 Shows You Need to See for Argentinian Slang

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Argentinian speech is not just full of unique intonation and pronunciation, but lots of slang and colloquial phrases, as well. If you ever hang out with Argentinians and do not understand half of what they are saying, even if you speak Spanish, do not feel bad; you are not alone! Instead, let us help. We(…)


The Language of Hollywood

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With the movie industry continuing to churn out remake after remake, and adding further installments to pre-existing franchises instead of finding new stories to tell, we could be forgiven for thinking that there is very little new left to come from Hollywood. Nothing highlights this further for us as language lovers than the decline of(…)


Drag Vocab and How You’re Already Using It

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If you’re the kind of person who is forever on social media, your vocabulary probably changes on a fairly rapid basis. Squad goals, on fleek, and savage we might not use all that regularly today, for example because these words have already or are falling out of favor; though we’re still dead at the thought(…)


The Art of Body Language: Donald Trump Edition

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  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere for the past year or so, you will be very familiar with Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and all the ludicrous comments, antagonistic viewpoints, and of course the promise of a ‘wall’ that has been spouting. A naturally charismatic and easily influential speaker, Trump has garnered more(…)


Made-Up Languages: Part 1

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Languages are a complicated conundrum, are they not? Syntax, synonyms and strange second conditionals… we could go on. They are challenging to learn unless you are one of those cleverly-tongued characters who take to languages like the proverbial duck to water, and even then, learning a new language is possibly one of the most time-consuming(…)


Rock Out and Learn a Language! 5 Bands For German Music Fans

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Learning a language isn’t always easy, and sometimes finding extra practice on your own can be a bit challenging. An easy way to get in some extra work without boring yourself into a language coma, is by listening to music in the language you’re studying. It’s an easy way to learn more about popular culture,(…)