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5 great Netflix shows and films for you to practise your German

Click here and discover 5 incredible Netflix shows and films to help you learn German

Netflix has revolutionised the way we watch all our favourite shows, opening up horizons we never got to experience before now. This is particularly true when it comes to watching shows in languages besides our own. Utilising Netflix to help us with our studies is a great way to expose ourselves to our target language(…)


4 Chinese Podcasts to help you practice Mandarin

4 Mandarin Chinese Podcasts to

Learning Mandarin? Here are some great podcasts for you! These will boost your comprehension, help you perfect your pronunciation, increase your vocabulary, and possibly broaden your horizons while doing all of that. Let’s do this.     Learning Chinese Through Stories   If you’re the kind of person who absorbs language through storytelling and literature,(…)


It’s Never Too Late to Learn a Language

There are some of you out there, we’re sure, who read all our lovely articles about learning languages then click out them thinking, that’s just not for me (please don’t do that!!). But we are here to assure you, that learning languages truly is for everyone. Whether it’s time, circumstance, or attention span that is(…)


The Top 5 Languages of the Future

When thinking about the future, language might not be the first subject that comes to mind for you. But when imagining what the world might look like 10, 20, or even 30 years from now, it is a factor we should probably consider. With shifting political landscapes, and even our environment changing beneath our feet,(…)


Singapore: The Multilingual Social Experiment

On our quest to seek out all the multilingual places in our world, our next stop takes us to a country whose city streets are said to be some of the cleanest in the world. So if you happen to find yourself heading to the beautiful Singapore, litter is not a word you’ll need in(…)


Can You Teach Your Child a Language You’re Not Fluent In?

The majority of parents probably wouldn’t mind having their children grow up speaking more than one language. Whether it’s learning Chinese because of its global influence, or acquiring the native language of a country you’ve immigrated to, learning more than one language is certain to give your child a head start in life. However, many(…)


Tips to Master the Easiest and Hardest Languages to Learn

The ease or difficulty involved in learning another language is often a factor in which ones we choose to study. High-school students tend to go with French and Spanish for a reason: because these are easier and take less time to learn than, say Chinese, or Hungarian. But others love tackling the hard ones because(…)


5 Small Ways to Learn a Language Every Day

Learning a new language takes time, discipline, and effort, but that doesn’t mean you’re only effectively learning when spending hours pouring over a grammar or vocab textbook. In language learning the small study opportunities are just as important as big ones, and little things can lead to big results. So how about putting your textbook(…)


5 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Living Abroad, Even When You Don’t Like It

Living abroad can be a glamorous and exciting venture, but it can also be incredibly tough—especially if you don’t particularly like where you’re living. We don’t always get to choose where we live; you could be stationed abroad, or perhaps you moved for a better job, or maybe your company has transferred you to a(…)