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5 TV and radio shows for learning French

Learning French? Why not use TV and radio shows to help your studies? Click here to discover the best TV and radio shows to learn French!

Looking to brush up on your French? Why not find a TV or radio programme to help? There aren’t many ways as easy to boost your learning as listening or watching something you’re interested in. So here are some great programmes for you to try if you’re learning French.     Plus belle la vie(…)


4 fantastic websites to learn German

Learning German? Check out this compilation of amazing webites to help you learn Italian!

Looking for some additional sources to help you with your German learning? There are so many on the internet just waiting for you! But if all that choice is a little daunting, we can help. Here are some of the best websites to help you learn German.     German Very Easy   If you’re(…)


4 fantastic websites to learn English

Learning English? Check out this compilation of amazing webites to help you learn English!

Since so much of the internet is in English, it makes sense that it would be the perfect tool to help you learn the language as well. But where to start? There’s just so much to choose from! Here are some of the best websites to help you learn English.     British Council  (…)


4 fantastic websites to learn Italian

Who says spending so much time online is a waste? The internet is an incredible resource for just about everything, and that includes learning languages. So here are some of the best websites out there to help you with your Italian, whether you are a beginner or advanced.     One World Italiano   There(…)


5 awesome 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! Here are some of the best suggestions for things to watch in both European and Brazilian Portuguese. Enjoy!   Miraculous: Tales of(…)


Canada: Multifaceted, Multicultural, and Multilingual

So far, we’ve looked at the multilingual nations South Africa and India. In continuing our look at countries with multiple official languages, our next visit is to North America. Come with us as we look at the languages of the Great White North, the land known for its maple syrup, kindness, and Canucks (other hockey teams(…)


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(…)


What is ‘Feminism’ And Why is it the 2017 WOTY?

Feminism has been named the WOTY (word of the year) for 2017 by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and you probably won’t have too hard a time guessing why. Feminism has been huge in the last year, especially with the downfall of powerful figures like Harvey Weinstein, the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the(…)


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 Creative Ways to Study a Foreign Language

Because language learning is, well, a type of learning, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you need to treat it like a graduate thesis. The result is often that you either fall into a rut, get bored and give up, or, most importantly, stop having fun picking up that new tongue! While(…)