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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(…)


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(…)


4 good reasons to learn Spanish in Barcelona

What better way to learn a language than to totally immerse yourself in it? There is no better or faster way to get you fluent and confident than by having your target language spoken and used around you all day long. Studying abroad makes a lot of sense for language learners, both in terms of(…)


4 good reasons to learn Spanish in Mexico

Immersing yourself in a language is the best way to absorb and learn it quickly. What better way to become fluent than by having to use that language in your day to day life? That is why studying a language in a country that speaks your target language is the most effective, and let’s face(…)


Understand UK accents per region: Birmingham/Brummy

The UK has a range of accents that can be confusing for people from elsewhere, whether they’re learning English as a second language or even as native English speakers who can’t tune their ear into unfamiliar words! This time we’re taking a look at Birmingham and the unique twang that is the Brummie accent. Are(…)