Category Archives: serious

5 Gripping Netflix Shows to Keep Your English Sharp

Learning English? Check out these 5 Netflix recommendations to brush up on your English!

Watching a show or film in your target language is a great way to practice, which is why we love Netflix so much. No matter whether you want to expand your vocabulary to work in an English-speaking country, or you just want to improve your listening skills before your next trip. Watching shows in English(…)


Stop Saying That! Expressions You Need to Stop Getting Wrong

I am a stickler for correct grammar. I recognize the evolving nature of language and that everyone has their own dialects, slang words, and vernaculars, but if I have to spend five minutes longer than usual deciphering something you’ve written because you refuse to use commas, you will suffer my wrath. As much as I(…)


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(…)


The student loan crisis in the US and abroad

Just the words student loan can make a person shudder, send them sinking into the despair of wondering when they will ever pay their student loan back. When we’re told repeatedly that going to college to get degrees, Masters, and PhDs is the only way to guarantee ourselves a good job, the pressure is on.(…)


Could Bolivia be about to face another coup d’état?

Election results around the world these days seem to be leading to more and more volatile situations; the October 2019 Bolivian election being no exception. The win by President Evo Morales has led to civil unrest throughout the country, with not a day going by without a new controversy, or scenes of chaos spilling out(…)


A post-Brexit EU: what is the future language of the European Union?

English is just one of the official languages of the EU; though many might feel that it is the only official EU language! With the changes Brexit is going to bring to the region, does this also mean that we should stop expecting English to be the main language used with our European counterparts? Let’s take(…)


The 6 most important Christmas markets in the world

Do you know about these amazing Christmas markets from around the world? Click here to find out what they are!

Christmas markets might be one of the highlights of December for many people, despite us knowing that everything on those stalls is overpriced! If you’re looking for somewhere to soak up the festive atmosphere in there is no place better than a Christmas market; here are some of our favourites from around the world.  (…)


The Languages of Our Leaders

We expect a lot from our world leaders. We want them to be incorruptible, selfless, and diplomatic—three qualities that, apparently, is a bit too much to demand of some of them, currently, but that’s a discussion for another time. We also want our leaders to lead by example; compassion, strength, and determination as more of(…)


Has Politically Correct Language Gone Too Far?

In the Merriam-Webster dictionary the term politically correct is defined as “conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated.” While erasing problematic language from our rhetoric is great, it seems these days that people tend to get offended over every(…)


Expats Abroad: You May or May Not Have Mail

The contingencies of expat life are myriad, fluid, unique, and occasionally blessed with exception. While contending with a mind-boggling number of challenges in your new home, the life you’ve “left behind” doesn’t end as much as it lingers in the distant background. Today’s digital nomad may be free to roam the planet, but somewhere, someplace,(…)