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6 languages spoken in Spain besides Spanish

You thought that Spanish was the only language spoken in Spain? Think again! Click here to discover 6 languages spoken in the Spain besides Spanish.

Planning a holiday to Spain this year? Why not pick up a little Spanish before you go! Grab a trusty phrasebook or start practicing with your favorite language app; whatever you learn will be understood wherever you visit in Spain. Right? Well, almost. Since there are far more languages spoken throughout the country than the(…)


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,(…)


8 Popular Phrases You Probably Didn’t Know Were Coined by Shakespeare

The Bard may be long gone but his influence on the English language persists hundreds of years after he penned his last work. William Shakespeare created new words and phrases all the time for his plays and poetry, and a lot of them surprisingly still persist today. When we’re not making use of his plot(…)


Don’t Skip out on South Africa’s 7 Must-Dos

South Africa is a country full of diversity. From the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal to the white sand beaches of the Western Cape, it offers a special something for every traveler. Are you planning a trip to the Africa’s southern-most country? Check out our list of seven things to do on your next visit to Mzansi.(…)


8 Things to Know Before You Move to South Korea

Have you been playing around with the idea of moving to South Korea? This nation is a great place to dive into a brand new culture and way of life, and also offers many opportunities for travelers looking for a place to settle a little more long term. Moving someplace completely new is never a(…)


4 Ways to Combat Homesickness in Any Country

Homesickness is a reality that everyone faces from time to time, no matter how long one has been traveling or how well-adjusted one is to another country. Whether it’s missing the holidays with family, a special occasion missed with friends, or just the normal down-in-the-dumps cycle we sometimes find ourselves in, homesickness can strike anyone,(…)


Taxicab Mandarin: How to Navigate Your Way through China

The goal of this article would be to provide some very basic Mandarin to be used in taxis by people who don’t speak Mandarin, however, “Taxicab Mandarin” is also an informal level of Chinese language acquisition, e.g. I speak enough Mandarin to tell the taxi driver where to go; hence, the taxicab element. Meanwhile, this(…)


5 Holiday Traditions to Adopt this Season

I used to think I was crazy for wanting to sing Christmas carols in July. Turns out, carols used to not be just Christmas related; although they weren’t “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, they were originally pagan songs meant to be sung at solstices. Who’d have thought? Luckily I grew out of that(…)